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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Iowa to evaluate your claim.

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Iowa follows a system using the modified comparative negligence – 51% rule.  In states following a modified comparative fault – 51% rule, an injured party can only recover if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury does not reach 51%.  If the injured party was 50% or less at fault, he or she may still recover damages.  However, if a plaintiff’s fault reaches 51%, he or she recovers nothing.  In other words, a plaintiff may have caused half of the accident and still recover damages from the court, but if it is found that the plaintiff’s fault was responsible for more than half of the accident, that plaintiff is barred from receiving any damages determined by the court.  Here, as in a pure comparative negligence state, a plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the degree of his or her fault.  For example, if Debbie sued Dave for damages she suffered in a car accident involving their vehicles, and Debbie was 51% at fault, Debbie would not recover anything from Dave.  If, however, Debbie was 40% at fault, she could recover damages, but the damage award would be reduced by her portion of the fault in causing the injury.  Therefore, a finding that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages would result in Debbie receiving an award reduced by 40%, or a final award of $6,000. 

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A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Iowa Statutes of Limitations

In Iowa, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Joint and several liability applies when a defendant is found to be 50% or greater at fault.  Defendants less than 50% at fault will have their damages liability apportioned according to their share of the fault. 

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One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Iowa is to contact courts in IA and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Iowa to get you started:

Supreme Court
Iowa Supreme Court
Iowa Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5174

Court of Appeals
Iowa Court of Appeals
Iowa Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5221

District Courts
1st Judicial District of Iowa – Black Hawk County Courthouse
316 East 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
319-833-3332

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Allamakee County
110 Allamakee Street
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, IA 52172
563-568-6351

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Buchanan County
210 5th Avenue NE
P.O. Box 259
Independence, IA 50644
319-334-2196

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Chickasaw County
8 East Prospect
P.O. Box 467
New Hampton, IA 50659
641-394-2106

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Clayton County
P.O. Box 418
111 High Street NE
Elkader, IA 52043
563-245-2204

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Delaware County
301 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 527
Manchester, IA 52057
563-927-4942

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Dubuque County
P.O. Box 1220
Dubuque, IA 52004-1220
563-589-4418

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Fayette County
114 N. Vine Street
P.O. Box 458
West Union, IA 52175
563-422-5694

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Grundy County
706 G Avenue
Grundy Center, IA 50638
319-824-5229

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Howard County
137 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136
536-547-2661

1st Judicial District of Iowa – Winneshiek County
201 W. Main Street
Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-2469

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Webster County
701 Central Avenue, 4th Floor
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-7115

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Boone County
201 State Street
Boone, IA 50036
515-433-0561

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Bremer County
415 E. Bremer Avenue
P.O. Box 328
Waverly, IA 50677
319-352-5661

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Butler County
428 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 307
Allison, IA 50602
319-267-2487

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Calhoun County
416 Fourth Street, Suite 5
Rockwell City, IA 50579-1428
712-297-8122

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Carroll County
Sixth and Main Streets
P.O. Box 867
Carroll, IA 51401
712-792-4327

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Cerro Gordo County
220 N. Washington
Mason City, IA 50401
641-424-6431

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Floyd County
101 S. Main Street
Charles City, IA 50616
641-228-7777

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Franklin County
12 First Avenue NW
P.O. Box 28
Hampton, IA 50441
641-456-5626

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Greene County
114 N. Chestnut
Jefferson, IA 50129-2144
515-386-2516

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Hamilton County
P.O. Box 845
Webster City, IA 50595-0845
515-832-9600

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Hancock County
855 State Street
P.O. Box 70
Garner, IA 50438
641-923-2532

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Hardin County
Pioneer Plaza
P.O. Box 495
Eldora, IA 50627
641-858-2328

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Humboldt County
P.O. Box 100
Dakota City, IA 50529
515-332-1806

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Marshall County
17 E. Main Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641-754-1603

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Mitchell County
508 State Street
Osage, IA 50461-1250
641-732-3726

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Pocahontas County
99 Court Square
Pocahontas, IA 50574
712-335-4208

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Sac County
P.O. Box 368
Sac City, IA 50583
712-662-7791

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Story County
1315 South B Avenue
P.O. Box 408
Nevada, IA 50201
515-382-7410

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Winnebago County
126 S. Clark Street, Suite 6
Forest City, IA 50436
641-585-4520

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Worth County
1000 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 243
Northwood, IA 50459
641-324-3840

2nd Judicial District of Iowa – Wright County
115 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 306
Clarion, IA 50525
515-532-3113

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Woodbury County
Woodbury County Courthouse
620 Douglas, #101
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-279-6611

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Buena Vista County
215 E. Fifth Street
P.O. Box 1186
Storm Lake, IA 50588
712-749-2546

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Cherokee County
520 W. Main Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
712-225-6744

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Clay County
215 W. Fourth Street
Spencer, IA 51301-3890
712-262-4335

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Crawford County
1202 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442
712-263-2242

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Dickinson County
Hill and 18th Street
Drawer ON
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1138

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Emmet County
609 First Avenue N
Estherville, IA 51031-2194
712-362-3325

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Ida County
401 Moorehead Street
Ida Grove, IA 51445
712-364-2628

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Kossuth County
114 W. State Street
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-3240

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Lyon County
206 S. Second Street
Rock Rapid, IA 51246
712-472-2623

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Monona County
610 Iowa Avenue
Onawa, IA 51040
712-423-2491

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – O’Brien County
155 S. Hayes Avenue
Primghar, IA 51245
712-957-3255

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Osceola County
300 Seventh Street
P.O. Box 156
Sibley, IA 51249-0156
712-754-3595

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Palo Alto County
1010 Broadway
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-852-3603

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Plymouth County
215 Fourth Avenue SE
LeMars, IA 51031-2194
712-546-4215

3rd Judicial District of Iowa – Sioux County
P.O. Box 47
Orange City, IA 51041-0047
712-737-2286

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Pottwattamie County
P.O. Box 476
227 S. 6th St. 4th Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-328-5604

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Audubon County
318 Leroy Street #6
Audubon, IA 50025
712-563-4275

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Cass County
Five W. Seventh Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
712-243-2105

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Fremont County
P.O. Box 549
Sidney, IA 51652
712-374-2232

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Harrison County
111 N. 2nd Avenue
Logan, IA 51546
712-644-2665

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Mills County
418 Sharp Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
712-527-4880

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Montgomery County
105 Collbaugh Street
P.O. Box 469
Red Oak, IA 51566
712-623-4986

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Page County
112 East Main Street
P.O. Box 263
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-3214

4th Judicial District of Iowa – Shelby County
612 Court Street
P.O. Box 431
Harlan, IA 51537
712-755-5543

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Polk County Courthouse
500 Mulberry Street, Room 411
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-286-3198

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Adair County
400 Public Square
P.O. Box L
Greenfield, IA 50849
641-743-2445

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Adams County
500 9th Street
Corning, IA 50841
641-322-4711

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Clarke County
100 S. Main
Osceola, IA 50213
641-342-6096

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Dallas County
801 Court Street
Adel, IA 50003
515-993-5816

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Decatur County
207 N. Main Street
Leon, IA 50144
641-446-4331

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Guthrie County
200 N. Fifth Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
641-747-3415

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Jasper County
101 First Street N, #104
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-3255

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Lucas County
916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA 50049
641-774-4421

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Madison County
P.O. Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-4451

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Marion County
P.O. Box 497
Knoxville, IA 50138
641-828-2207

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Ringgold County
P.O. Box 523
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
641-464-3234

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Taylor County
403 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 306
Bedford, IA
712-523-2095

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Union County
300 N. Pine
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-7315

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Warren County
P.O. Box 379
Indianola, IA 50125
515-961-1033

5th Judicial District of Iowa – Wayne County
Hwys 2 & 14
P.O. Box 435
Corydon, IA 50060
641-872-2264

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Linn County
Third Avenue Bridge
P.O. Box 1468
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
319-398-3411

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Benton County
111 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 719
Vinton, IA 52349
319-472-4205

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Iowa County
901 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 266
Marengo, IA 52301
319-642-3914

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Johnson County
417 S. Clinton Street
P.O. Box 2510
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-356-6060

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Jones County
500 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 19
Anamosa, IA 52205
319-462-4341

6th Judicial District of Iowa – Tama County
100 West High Street
P.O. Box 306
Toledo, IA 52342
641-484-3721

7th Judicial District of Iowa – Scott County
Scott County Courthouse
416 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
563-326-8783

7th Judicial District of Iowa – Cedar County
400 Cedar Street

P.O. Box 111
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-2101

7th Judicial District of Iowa – Clinton County
612 N. Second Street
P.O. Box 2957
Clinton, IA 52732
563-243-6210

7th Judicial District of Iowa – Jackson County
201 W. Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
563-652-4946

7th Judicial District of Iowa – Muscatine County
400 E. 3rd Street
P.O. Box 8010
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-6511

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Wapello County
101 W. Fourth Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
641-683-0060

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Des Moines County
513 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 158
Burlington, IA 52601
319-753-8272

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Henry County
100 E. Washington
P.O. Box 176
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
319-385-2632

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Jefferson County
51 W. Briggs
P.O. Box 984
Fairfield, IA 52556
641-472-3454

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Keokuk County
101 S. Main Street
Sigourney, IA 52591
641-622-2210

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Lee County
P.O. Box 725
Keokuk, IA 52632
319-524-2433

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Lee County
P.O. Box 1443
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-372-3523

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Louisa County
P.O. Box 268
Wapello, IA 52653
319-523-4541

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Mahaska County
106 South First Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
641-673-7786

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Appanoose County
P.O. Box 400
Centerville, IA 52544
641-856-6101

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Monroe County
10 Benton Avenue E
Albia, IA 52531
641-932-5212

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Poweshiek County
302 E. Main Street
Montezuma, IA 50171
641-623-5644

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Van Buren County
Fourth & Dodge
Keosauqua, IA 52565
319-293-3108

8th Judicial District of Iowa – Washington County
P.O. Box 391
Washington, IA 52353
319-653-7741

 
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