Iowa Personal Injury Attorney

Work with a Loyal Team with Experience and Proven Results

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 our clients secure the financial recovery they deserve. contact Peterson & Lipps to schedule a free consultation to learn:

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

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

Peterson & Lipps charges no fee for an initial consultation in any personal injury, wrongful death, or worker's compensation case. Having an experienced attorney can protect your rights and save you time and money.

We represent clients throughout north Iowa, including Algona, Mason City, Storm Lake, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Emmetsburg, Humboldt, and surrounding communities. Algona personal injury 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
  • Construction site accidents
  • Explosions & 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 else 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 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 worker's compensation claim.

Farm Accidents

Like construction site accidents, we represent injured farm workers with personal injury cases and worker's 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 thirty-three million dollar ($33 million) jury verdict in an environmental pollution case which was reported to be a national record.

Uninsured & 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.

Contact Our Office

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. We are willing to try to help you or refer you to another law firm or appropriate agency that may help you. There is no charge for an initial consultation in any personal injury, wrongful death, or worker's compensation case. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Weekend and evening hours are available by special appointment.