Des Moines Office
West Towers Building , Suite 206-24
1200 Valley West Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Colfax Office
Luthens Law Building
Eight West Howard Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
Telephone: (800) 685 7948
Email: info@luthenslaw.com
The workers compensation & personal injury claims and settlement attorneys  at the Luthens Law Offices, P.C. are dedicated  to serve their clients in central Iowa,  including the cities of West Des Moines, Colfax, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Fort  Dodge, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa  City, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo  and Burlington , and the communities  that make up Woodbury,  Pottawattamie, Polk, Webster, Story,  Linn, Johnson, Scott, Dubuque, Black  Hawk, and Des Moines counties.

Luthens Law Office is a general practice firm focusing on the following areas: auto / car accidents, catastrophic accidents, civil litigation and appeals, construction accidents, criminal defense, employment law, estate planning and probate, family law, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, nursing home injury, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, Social Security disability, trucking accidents, workers' compensation, and wrongful death. Our office are located in West Des Moines & Colfax, Iowa.

Our firm is committed to achieving the best result for you in the most cost efficient manner. If you are unsure as to whether you have a possible legal claim, please do not hesitate in contracting our office to discuss it since the time period in which you may pursue a claim varies greatly. There is no charge for an initial consultation on all personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation matters.

Our attorneys are deeply committed to the success of any matter we undertake for you. That means we return your calls, we keep you informed as to the status of your case; we tell you where you stand. In short we work for you.
Auto / Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States.  This high frequency of car accidents makes motor vehicle accidents the most common personal injury cases in the courts today.  In most states, motor vehicle accidents are covered by negligence law, although some states have laws (known as “no-fault” laws) that state that the driver that caused the accident is irrelevant to the case.  Generally, however, motor vehicle drivers have to use the amount of care that a reasonable person would employ under the circumstances.  Negligence is failing to use reasonable care.  Drivers who are found to be negligent may be required to pay damages for causing any injury to other people and any vehicle damages. 

Auto / Car Accidents Frequently Asked Questions
Catastrophic Accidents
Injuries that have a tremendous impact on the lives of the injured person are called "catastrophic". Catastrophic injuries are difficult to manage and often require intensive medical attention. The long-term needs of a person who suffers a catastrophic injury are far more extensive than the needs of someone with lesser injuries. While some individuals are able to fully recover from a catastrophic injury, others may suffer permanent disability, pain, or reduced life- especially if they receive improper or tardy medical attention.  

Catastrophic Accidents Frequently Asked Questions
Civil Litigation & Appeals
There are many options open to business owners other than litigation. The best option depends on an individual's specific needs and goals. Small claims court, alternative dispute resolution, and class actions may all be appropriate actions depending on the situation. In addition, business owners may become defendants in a class action or small claims action. It is important for business owners to understand the legal principles involved in these possibilities.
Civil Litigation & Appeals Frequently Asked Questions
Employment Law
There is a large body of federal and state law that regulates the relationships between employers and their employees, including potential and former employees. Employment law covers a number of complicated issues, including taxation, record-keeping, discrimination and safety concerns.  

Employment Law Frequently Asked Questions
Estate Planning & Probate
Estate planning, which includes legal documents like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, is the process of preparing instructions on how to manage your assets after your death. State and federal laws apply to estate planning, and so do taxes. In order to protect your assets, it may be necessary to create legal entities such as limited liability companies (LLCs) or family partnerships. The estate tax and other related issues are a hot political topic, and estate laws change often. It is vital to consult an experienced estate planning attorney, in order to protect your assets and meet the goals of your estate planning process.  

Estate Planning & Probate Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice occurs when a physician fails to properly treat a medical condition and the negligent act or omission is the cause of additional or aggravated injury to the patient. Obviously the physician cannot be responsible for the original underlying medical problem. This negligence could cause a case against the doctor if his/her actions differ from generally accepted standards of practice, or it may be against the hospital for improper care. These include problems with nursing care, medications or sanitation. Local, state and/or federal agencies, which operate such hospital facilities, may also be held liable.  

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions
Personal Injury
There are various ways that Personal Injury may result. Personal Injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or even animal attacks. Personal Injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They know before you pursue legal action if you have a potential case and what would be needed to make it stronger. Personal Injury attorneys work the experts in various areas that assist with intelligently investigating the technical and medical aspects of your case as well as investigators to complete all the details. Competent Personal Injury attorneys make certain all investigations in your case are completed to ensure everything is done precisely and correctly. If there is any possibility that you or a loved one was involved in a Personal Injury accident, it is imperative to contact a reliable Personal Injury attorney as soon as possible to guarantee all possible supporting evidence is acquired quickly.  

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Product Liability
Thousands of people are injured every year by dangerous or defective products. The laws governing responsibility for product defects are different from ordinary liability law. These rules can make it easier to recover damages for injury.

Product liability means that a manufacturer or retailer can be held liable for producing or selling a defective product. Responsibility for a product defect lies with all sellers or distributors of a product, including the manufacturer and component manufacturers, wholesalers, and retail stores. Some state laws provide that wholesalers and retailers cannot be held liable unless the product was manufactured to specifications provided by the seller, or unless the seller modified the product.  

Product Liability Frequently Asked Questions
Trucking Accidents
Every day on our roads and highways, semi-truck accidents claim lives and cause irreparable injuries. All too often, semi-truck accidents are the result of carelessness or recklessness on the part of the truck driver, such as speeding, distractions, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Trucking companies routinely overload their vehicles and fail to maintain them properly. Over recent years, both the government and trucking companies have pulled out all the stops to try and cut back on truck accidents. The government has enforced different laws to ensure safer trucking and minimize the risk of accidents. The trucking companies have increased safety procedures as well as training and awareness for their trucking staff. Today, in the United States alone, there are over two million more registered trucks on the road than there was over a decade ago, increasing the risk of an accident. In Q005, commercial vehicles registered in the United States totaled 5,Q04,567.  

Trucking Accidents Frequently Asked Questions
Workers Compensation
In most states, the laws require every business to have some type of workers' compensation insurance to cover employee's injuries on the job. When an employee is injured, that employee files a workers' compensation claim. Filing this claim is similar to filing a claim with an insurance company. The employee isn't filing a lawsuit against their employer. Instead, he or she is filing a request for benefits. If you have been injured at your job, a lawyer experienced in workers' compensation claims can help you understand your claim and assist you in obtaining the maximum benefits possible.  

Workers Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when companies or individuals are negligent or either of these are found to have misconduct in their duties to others. These include car accidents, medical malpractice, occupational accidents and others. Statutes are in place for every state to establish procedures for bringing actions against the responsible party or parties; in this case, it is called a Wrongful Death Statute. These statutes list the proper litigants allowed to file suit in a wrongful death, including survivors such as spouses, children, parents and siblings among others. Wrongful death attorneys experienced in these lawsuits are able to walk clients through the essential details of your case to bring optimum results.  

Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
Des Moines, Iowa Attorney practicing in Iowa primarily in Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury. Lawyers at Luthens Law Office, P.C. are dedicated to serve their clients in Iowa, including the cities of West Des Moines, Colfax, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo, Adel, Marshalltown, Pella, Decorah, Knoxville, Eldora, Johnston, Ankeny, and Burlington , and the communities that make up Woodbury, Pottawattamie, Polk, Webster, Story, Linn, Johnson, Scott, Dubuque, Black Hawk, Dallas, Marshall, Marion, Winneshiek, Madison, Hardin and Des Moines counties.
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