Practice Areas

The Iowa City, IA, law firm of Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC provides legal representation in most areas of the law, including the following practice areas:

If you have been injured in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to contact them for further information and a free initial consultation in all personal injury cases.

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Personal injury usually involves damages incurred by a victim, commonly referred to as the plaintiff, based on the actions of another person, commonly known as the defendant.

The law allows the plaintiff to pursue a claim for damages, thereby providing a remedy so that the plaintiff can be "made whole" by being compensated for his or her loss. An example of a personal injury case is premises liability, and one of the most common types of premises liability cases is the typical slip-and-fall accident. You can contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation. And, if you are in need of a premises liability law firm, Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC is the law firm you can count on.

In the case of a wrongful death, the person who suffered the harm caused by a personal injury is deceased and the lawsuit is filed by the family or the estate of the deceased. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice involves a personal injury caused through the negligence of a doctor, surgeon or other medical personnel while they were involved in the care of a patient. Some examples include surgical errors, failure to diagnose and failure to supervise and monitor patients. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are just some types of cases for which we have provided legal representation. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Products Liability

Products liability cases arise when a client is injured due to a defective or dangerous product. Depending on the product and the severity of the harm, an injured person may hold everyone in the chain of distribution, including the manufacturer, the wholesaler and the seller, liable. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Motor Vehicle/Auto Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries and death in the United States. Fortunately, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident you have the option of suing the other driver, provided he or she was negligent. In some cases involving motor vehicle accidents, the manufacturer of any of the vehicles involved might be sued as well under product liability law. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation. And, there are no legal fees unless it recovers damages on your behalf.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing homes have a duty to care for their elderly and physically or mentally incapacitated residents. If one of the residents under their care is injured through negligence or deliberate abuse, the nursing home can be sued to recover damages for those injuries or the wrongful death that results from the injury. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries may be caused by medical malpractice that occurs during the actual birth of the child or children. However, poor prenatal or obstetrical care can contribute to problems during the delivery as well. Cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injuries are two examples of lifelong conditions that can be precipitated by birth injuries. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are yet another form of medical malpractice that can lead to irreversible post-operative conditions, injuries or even wrongful deaths. In such cases, not only the surgeon and anesthesiologist but the hospital may be held liable for damages. Contact Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for a free initial consultation.

Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain and spinal cord injuries may result from deprivation of oxygen as the result of medical negligence. Auto accidents are often times the cause of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. These injuries are usually irreversible and lead to a complete change in an individual's life, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, anoxic brain injury or coma.

Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC proudly represents clients throughout Iowa, including, Iowa City, Davenport, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Des Moines County, Johnson County, Linn County, Polk County, Lee County, Dubuque County, Muscatine County, Washington County, Scott County, Jefferson County, and Black Hawk County.