Archives for August 2014

Stay Safe this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend marks an end to the summer for most folks. Many will take the three-day weekend to enjoy summer activities one last time before the brisk, Iowa fall. According to AAA Travel, a projected 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this weekend — the highest volume for the holiday […]

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It’s Time to Tailgate in Iowa, with the Start of Football Season

For Iowans this weekend marks the beginning of football season; and many will load up their cooler and pack the grill for their favorite pre-game tradition: tailgating. While we want you to enjoy your tailgate, we at The Beattie Law Firm want to remind you of some tailgating safety tips — whether you plan to […]

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Woman Dies After Being Struck by Van in Des Moines

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, officials were called to 40th Place and Hickman Road, where the woman was struck by the van. She was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries. Officials are still investigating the accident, and say excessive speed and alcohol are not a factor. Officials are also looking […]

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Beattie Law Firm Top 100 Lawyers

Congratulations to Donald Beattie on his designation as a Top 100 civil trial lawyer in the United States. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 designation is composed of premier attorneys who meet stringent qualifications, and are nominated by their peers. Only 100 trial lawyers from each state are awarded as a Top 100 lawyer. Eligibility […]

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Individuals Under Age 20 Make Up Largest Proportion of Distracted Drivers

The decisions a person makes often affects those around them, and when it comes to distracted driving, the consequences-for all involved-greatly increase. Not only is the distracted person putting himself at harm, he is putting all other drivers, passengers and bystanders at harm. Unfortunately it only takes one terrible, sometimes fatal, accident for a “wake-up […]

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Jury Awards Beattie Law Firm Clients $923,134.71

A court case ended on June 11, 2014 in front of a Webster County jury in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The jury ruled in favor of our clients Larry and Sonya Kelley in the amount of $923,134.71. Mr. Kelley suffered an amputation of three fingers on his hand when it got caught in the roller press […]

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