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Personal Injury Law 101: The Different Types of Injuries February 13, 2017

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Personal Injury Law 101: The Different Types of Injuries, Indianola, Iowa

Negligent and reckless actions can easily lead to a serious, and sometimes, debilitating injury. Additionally, numerous types of personal injury can occur, each of which presents its own unique challenges. The attorneys at Ellis Law Offices, P.C. know the toll that suffering from a significant injury can have on your life. Their extensive knowledge of personal injury law allows them to create dependable legal strategies for Iowa clients, which is crucial when making a claim.

The first step is to determine what type of injury occurred. The following are just a few common scenarios that could necessitate making a claim, especially when faced with serious physical harm.

Vehicular Accidents

Personal Injury LawCar accidents are perhaps the most common topic in personal injury law. Crashes and collisions have the propensity to be extremely harmful to people and property. Drivers that flout the rules of the road put everyone in danger, particularly when engaging in risky behaviors.

Premises Liability

Property owners have a duty to make sure others are safe. The failure to remedy broken sidewalks or other hazards can easily cause harm, which in turn could lead to a premises liability claim. Proving liability can be difficult, however, which is why retaining the counsel of a skilled attorney is so important. 

Canine Attacks

An aggressive dog can strike at any moment when owners are negligent about keeping control. This type of injury is closely linked to premises liability, as the animal in question is considered the property of its owner. In this case, the owner must prevent his or her pet from harming others, or they could face serious legal reprisal.

Slip & Fall

Personal Injury LawWhen experiencing a fall, the effects can be severe. Senior citizens are particularly prone to damage after a fall, especially if a head injury occurs as a result. Falls can happen virtually everywhere without proper maintenance, such as slick floors in shopping malls or even icy sidewalks.


In a Dramshop action a bar or tavern can be liable for the actions of a person who has been served past the point of intoxication and who later causes damages to another.  There are strict timelines on this type of an action so if you or a loved one have been injured or have questions regarding a Dramshop action, it's best to seek legal counsel immediately. 

Whether you need assistance with a personal injury issue or have been hurt and don’t know where to turn, you can trust in the legal guidance provided by Ellis Law Offices, P.C. Learn more about personal injury law by visiting them online today. You can also call (515) 962-9080 to schedule a consultation in Indianola, IA.

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