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  • Hupy and Abraham, S.C., P.C.
  • 1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy
    Suite 265

    West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Hupy and Abraham’s Des Moines personal injury law firm is located in Des Moines, IA, off I-35 on Jordan Creek Parkway. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping injury victims of car accidents, work accidentsmotorcycle crashes, truck wrecks, dog bites, slip and fallspolice brutality, and wrongful deaths in Des Moines get the justice and financial compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 515-984-0091.

Our Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Lawyers Go Above and Beyond

Over the past half-century, Hupy and Abraham lawyers have successfully represented more than 70,000 clients. We have secured more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients, earned more than 250 awards and recognitions, and donated more than $1 million to charity.

Our greatest accomplishment, however, is what we achieve for each individual client. Iowa insurance companies know that we mean business and are often willing to negotiate fair settlements with us. If a fair settlement can't be reached, then we won't hesitate to go to court to get our clients the recoveries they deserve.

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What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer represents clients who have been injured in an accident. They work to recover damages for those who were injured due to negligence or if the injury was intentional. If you hire a personal injury lawyer, they can advise of your legal rights and ensure that you understand the process of filing a lawsuit against a negligent party.

A Des Moines personal injury lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid claim. Most attorneys will not take on a case that they do not believe they can win for their clients.

Des Moines personal injury lawyerWhat Can Our Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?

Our Des Moines personal injury lawyer will help you in a variety of different ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Gathering evidence to support your claim, such as witness testimony, photos of the accident scene, police reports, conditions at the time of the accident, and more.
  • Determining the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive based on the circumstances of your case and the damages you incurred due to the accident and injuries.
  • Preparing all necessary documentation related to your case.
  • Insurance companies will want to settle your case as quickly as possible and for the least amount of money. Our Des Moines personal injury lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf so you don’t have to and can avoid saying anything that could jeopardize your settlement.
  • Fight for the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive.
  • If an insurance company denies your claim, our personal injury attorney in Des Moines will represent you if the case goes to court.

What Types of Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle a variety of cases such as car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, but they also can handle other types of cases, including:

  • Slip and fall
  • Negligent security
  • Dog bite
  • Drug injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Police brutality
  • Workers’ compensation

What is the Process of a Personal Injury Case?

In the video below, managing partner and renowned personal injury lawyer Jason Abraham discusses what will happen when you work with our firm after an accident in Des Moines, IA:

When and Why Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident, there are several things to do to protect your legal rights and possible compensation. It is important to seek medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered, even if they initially seem minor. After seeing a doctor and being evaluated for any injuries from your accident, it is time to contact a personal injury lawyer. Contacting a Des Moines personal injury lawyer after an accident can help you understand the legal process and can advise you on what to do to get your case resolved.

Soon after your accident, you may be contacted by the negligent party’s insurance adjuster. Insurance companies may ask for a recorded statement, for you to sign documents, and to agree to a settlement as quickly as possible. They do not have your best interests in mind when doing these things. Their goal is to get the case closed fast and to get you to agree to the least amount of money possible. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side can help you with this process and can help you avoid saying anything that can be held against your case.

In Iowa, there is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. You will have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. You do not want to wait to file a claim or you could miss the deadline and not be able to recover damages. A personal injury attorney in Des Moines will make sure that your legal rights stay protected and that the claim is filed within the statute of limitations, so you do not miss your chance at a fair settlement.

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How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Des Moines

If you have been injured, you do not want to hire just any lawyer you find. You will want to choose a Des Moines personal injury lawyer you can trust and who has the experience to handle your type of case. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, you will want to look for someone with the experience, knowledge, and skills to get the best outcome possible for your particular case.

There are various ways to determine what lawyer you want to represent your case. You may want to start your search online and review things on the lawyer’s website.

What to Review on a Lawyer’s Website

You may also consider asking friends and family for referrals to lawyers they may have used to represent them in their own personal injury claims. You may not want to base your decision solely on another person’s personal recommendation since you may have different needs and circumstances surrounding your case.

Another way to choose an attorney in Des Moines is to go with someone you already know. You may know a personal injury lawyer due to them representing you in a past case or may know them on a personal basis. Keep in mind that just because you know someone who is a lawyer, they may not be the best fit for your case.

Once you have identified potential lawyers you may want to use for your case, you will want to schedule a free consultation to meet with them. Most lawyers do not charge a fee to meet with you and review your case. During this initial meeting, ask questions since the answers to your questions and your gut feeling should help you find the right Des Moines personal injury lawyer for your specific needs and type of personal injury case.

What to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney During Your Consultation

When hiring a Des Moines personal injury attorney, getting answers to questions about any concerns you have about your case is an important part of the decision process. Before your first meeting, you will want to make a list of questions you have about your case and how it will be handled. How a lawyer answers your questions can help determine their level of experience and whether or not they are the right fit for your case.

Questions to Ask a Lawyer at an Initial Meeting

  • Do you work on a contingency basis?
  • How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
  • Have you worked on similar cases to mine?
  • Do you see any difficulties or weaknesses with my case?
  • What do you think my case is worth?
  • Do you have the necessary time to devote to my case?
  • Does your firm have the resources and staffing to take on my case?
  • Would my case be handled by you alone or as part of a team?
  • Who will I contact at your firm if I have questions about my case?
  • Will I be kept informed during the duration of my case?
  • If the insurance company does not offer me a fair settlement, are you willing to take my case to trial?
  • What is your policy for out-of-pocket fees if I lose my case?
  • How long will it take to settle my case?

In addition to asking questions, you can also go with your gut feeling. You will want to find a lawyer that you feel comfortable talking to and that you can trust. Lawyers are used to answering questions, so do not hold back on any concerns you may have.

What Percentage Does Our Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer Take?

At Hupy and Abraham, we believe that every client deserves to be represented by an experienced lawyer. Not only do we offer free initial consultations to discuss your case, but we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we will only get paid if we win your case. At our law firm, we have a Win or It’s Free Guarantee. If we do not get a recovery for your personal injury case, then there are no legal fees. You will not be expected to pay any legal fees during the process of your lawsuit as well. Most personal injury lawyers will only take your case if there is a high chance of a favorable outcome.

If a settlement is reached, most lawyers, including ourselves, are paid a percentage of the overall settlement or verdict you receive. This percentage may vary from case to case but will be discussed with you before you hire us. You will need to agree to a specific percentage before you have a lawyer take on your case. In situations where you lose your case, you may not be required to pay legal fees but may be expected to pay administrative costs for handling your case.

When hiring a lawyer to represent your personal injury case, it is important to understand any fees involved. Ask a lawyer to review what will be expected from you and what to expect once a settlement is reached. You should be provided a contract with a breakdown of legal fees and what you will be expected to pay. You then will be asked to sign a contingency fee agreement. If you have any questions, do not sign it unless you agree to the terms.

Our trusted Des Moines personal injury lawyer will take time to review not only the legal process but the contingency fee agreement. Be sure to look for a lawyer who is willing to explain everything so that you do not leave with unanswered questions or a payment arrangement you do not feel comfortable with.

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Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney for My Case?

In this segment of Q and Abraham, Des Moines injury attorney Jason Abraham answers the age old question, "do I really need to hire an attorney?":

Contact Our Des Moines Personal Injury Law Firm Today!

We proudly represent clients from Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Waukee, Ames, Clive, Johnston, Marshalltown, and elsewhere in Iowa.

Our office is conveniently located in the Country Club Office Plaza's Sonoma Building at 1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy, Suite 265 in West Des Moines. Ample free parking is available in the rear of the building accessible off Woodland Avenue and 72nd Street.

If you've been hurt in an accident, then we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation, which we can do by phone, video, or in person. You can reach us any time—24/7/365—by calling 515-984-0091 or by contacting us through this website.

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