A Loyal, Experienced And Proven Personal Injury Team

Personal injury claims are often stressful to deal with. Having experienced legal counsel with proven results working for you assures you that your claim is being handled in the proper manner and can relieve worry.

At the northern Iowa personal injury law firm of Peterson & Lipps, we've been helping injured people in court and with claims against insurance companies for more than 30 years. We're dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you secure the maximum financial recovery you and your family deserve. Don't wait. Contact Peterson & Lipps to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss:

  • Whether you should hire a lawyer
  • Whether you have a case
  • How to avoid mistakes and protect your rights
  • How to hire a board-certified trial attorney
  • How contingency fees work

We represent individuals in recovering money damages for their personal injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses — past and future
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Bodily impairment
  • Punitive damages

At Peterson & Lipps, we charge no fee for an initial consultation in any personal injury or wrongful death case. An experienced attorney can protect your rights and save you time and money.

Attorney Thomas W. Lipps represents injured people and grieving families with personal injury and wrongful death claims relating to:

  • Automobile and truck collisions
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Environmental claims
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Defective machinery and equipment
  • Explosions and fires
  • Farm-related accidents

Auto, Truck And Train Accidents

Peterson & Lipps routinely represents clients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents involving serious personal injury, wrongful death and property damage. The decision to contact an attorney after an auto accident is an important one because an experienced attorney can advise you on how to protect your rights. Sometimes this may involve preserving evidence or providing prompt notice of a claim — for example, if a drunk driver caused the accident, the law requires that prompt notice be given to any bar or tavern involved or your claim may be lost.

Construction Site Accidents

We represent workers who have been injured in construction site accidents related to residential, commercial, farm or livestock confinement building projects. If you were injured in an Iowa construction site accident caused by a defective piece of equipment, defective scaffolding, contractor negligence, truck driver or equipment operator error, you may have a "third-party liability" claim. This means we may be able to hold the manufacturer, driver, equipment operator or contractor liable for your injury.

If you were injured on the job, we can assist you in filing an Iowa workers' compensation claim.

Farm Accidents

Like construction site accidents, we represent injured farm workers with personal injury cases and workers' compensation claims. We help workers who have been injured at livestock confinement operations. We help farmers recover financially after suffering serious personal injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, burns, scarring, brain injuries, lacerations and deformity caused by defective equipment or another party's negligence.

Environmental Claims

Peterson & Lipps represents residents who have suffered injury and/or property damage from air and water pollution. Algona attorney Thomas W. Lipps has represented several Iowa farm families in a successful constitutional challenge overturning an Iowa law that prevented the public from holding corporations responsible for air pollution (Gacke v. Pork Xtra, L.L.C., 684. NW 2d 168, 2004). In October 2002, he represented the parties, who obtained a $33,000,000 ($33 million) jury verdict in an environmental pollution case that was reported to be a national record.

Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Claims

If you've been injured in a car crash or truck accident with a motorist who carries inadequate liability insurance or no insurance at all, you may be concerned that you cannot recover damages for your serious personal injuries. In these circumstances, you may have rights under your own auto policy for uninsured and underinsured coverage. At Peterson & Lipps, we have extensive experience in bringing uninsured and underinsured motorist claims on behalf of injured people against their own insurance companies.

Get Experienced And Proven Legal Help Today

If you are not sure of your rights, we invite you to contact our Algona, Iowa, personal injury law office to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. There is no charge for an initial consultation in any personal injury, wrongful death or workers' compensation case. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend and evening hours are available by special appointment. Get help now; call 515-200-2518.