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July 17, 2012

Right of Passenger to Sue Driver

Under Iowa law, a passenger has the right to sue the driver of the vehicle in the event that the driver has caused or contributed to […]
July 17, 2012

Can a Passenger Be at Fault

The issue of whether a passenger in a vehicular collision can be held comparatively at fault frequently arises. At first blush it seems almost comical to […]
July 11, 2012

Workers Compensation-Bad Faith

In Iowa, insurance companies insuring employers in workers compensation cases can be liable in bad faith for wrongful conduct toward injured workers. More than 20 years […]
July 11, 2012

Mettler Decision

The Iowa Supreme Court recently decided the decision greatly benefiting injured workers by holding in Waldinger v. Mettler that an injured worker can receive additional benefits after the […]
July 11, 2012

Workers Compensation-Out-Of-State Workers (Truckers)-Right To Seek Medical Treatment In Home State

Worker’s Compensation laws allow out-of-state workers (truckers) the right to be treated in their home state, if injured in the course of employment. This issue has […]
June 26, 2012

Decision on How Much Deductible in Purchasing a Policy

Whenever an individual decides to purchase an insurance policy he/she must decide the amount of the deductible. Deductible simply is the amount that the insured pays […]
June 14, 2012

Workplace Injuries: Settlement on Building Code Violation Case

For the past three years, the Beattie Law Firm has worked diligently to represent the interests of an injured Iowan, who suffered serious injuries after falling […]
June 12, 2012

Gas Explosion Damages Waterloo House – Waterloo, IA

Fri Jun 1, 2012 A natural gas explosion blew the back wall from a Waterloo home Thursday night. But the blast spared the resident who was […]
June 12, 2012

Veguita Family Left With Nothing After Propane Blast Destroys Home – Veguita, NM

Wed Jun 6, 2012 A propane explosion destroyed a home in Veguita last Friday, leaving a family of four without a home. The family, consisting of […]
June 11, 2012

Bad Faith-Non-Worker’s Compensation

The tort of bad faith can also exist in a Non-Worker’s Compensation insurance setting. Regardless of the type of insurance, the insurer has a fiduciary duty […]
June 8, 2012

Statute of Limitations

The lawyers at the Beattie Law Firm are frequently asked by clients what the “Statute of Limitations” is, and does it affect their case. The answer […]
June 8, 2012

Rules Regarding Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet

The Iowa Supreme Court in a recent decision ruled that a person cannot be held at fault for failing to wear a motorcycle helmet. In the […]