Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation2020-10-07T18:15:44+00:00

Experienced Civil Litigation Attorneys in Des Moines

At Merrill Law, P.L.C., our civil litigation attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of civil matters. Civil lawsuits can be complicated, and experience and astute attention to detail are critical to the outcome of a case. We will work tirelessly on your behalf, both in and out of the courtroom, so you can move on with your life.

If you believe you deserve compensation for an injury that was not your fault, seek legal representation as soon as possible. We will offer honest advice and help you navigate any issues that arise. Our Des Moines civil litigation attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call our office at 515-528-9316 to set up a free consultation.

Areas of Practice

Trip and Fall & Slip and Fall

A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can lead to significant personal injury. If you are injured on property owned by another party, you might have a premises liability case.

Property owners in Iowa must use reasonable care to ensure people who visit their property remain safe. If the property owner’s negligence caused you to suffer a trip and fall or slip and fall injury, they may be legally responsible for damages resulting from that injury. Our experienced Des Moines premises liability attorneys can help you recover those damages.

Personal Injury & Bodily Injury

If you are injured due to another person’s negligence or wrongful actions, you may be able to seek compensation in Des Moines’ civil courts. Injuries can lead to lost wages, hospital bills, property damage and more, and if your injury was someone else’s fault, you deserve compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

If you are a victim of personal injury or bodily injury, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer in your corner. We will lead negotiations with insurance companies to receive what you are rightfully owed. If we don’t reach a satisfactory settlement, Lubinus and Merrill, P.L.C. is fully equipped to take your case to court.

Medical Malpractice

Negligence by medical professionals can have dire consequences. At Lubinus and Merrill, P.L.C., our medical malpractice attorneys have the expertise needed to handle medical negligence cases on behalf of victims and family members. Regardless of the type of medical error that occurred, we are ready to advocate for you.

Birth Injury

While the majority of births go as planned, some, unfortunately, suffer from complications. Birth injuries vary widely in severity and are different from birth defects. Birth injuries result from difficult deliveries, including when a medical professional fails to adequately treat or respond to birth complications.

Birth injuries are never easy to assess, so you need an experienced birth injury attorney to guide you through the process and determine if the medical professionals or facility can be held liable. Our birth injury lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Car Accident

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries and suffering. Our car accident lawyers in Des Moines have the experience needed to take on your case. We’ll fully guide you through the process, negotiate with insurance companies and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Product Liability

If you suffered an injury due to a defective product, you need to seek representation from a skilled civil litigation attorney. Manufacturers have the responsibility of providing safe products to consumers and warning consumers about the risks associated with inherently dangerous products. If you have been injured by a defective product, call our knowledgeable product liability lawyers in Des Moines today.


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Civil Litigation : F.A.Q.

What is civil litigation?2019-06-07T18:50:03+00:00

Civil litigation refers to non-criminal court cases or lawsuits. Our office represents Plaintiffs in all kinds of civil cases. The plaintiff in a case is the person filing the lawsuit and the person being sued is the defendant. For example, if you trip in the parking lot of a business and injure yourself and sue the business to pay for your medical bills, that is a civil case and you are the plaintiff. We refer to that kind of case as trip and fall or slip and fall. Our office has successfully represented Plaintiffs against major national chains in these types of cases. Another example would be a car crash where you are injured. This kind of case is referred to as a personal or bodily injury case. Our office has represented clients in personal injury cases across the state of Iowa. These are just two examples of the kinds of civil cases that we handle.

If you think you have been injured in any way and have questions about filing a lawsuit please call our office or schedule an appointment online.

How much does a civil lawsuit cost?2019-06-07T18:50:51+00:00

Civil lawsuits can be expensive and every case is different. There is no good way to estimate what the cost will be. For most civil cases, we represent clients based on a contingency fee agreement. A contingency fee means our office will take a percentage (typically one-third) of any settlement or judgment that we win for you. This means if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

What is a Statute of Limitations and how does it affect my case?2019-06-07T18:51:40+00:00

The Statute of Limitations is a fixed period of time that is governed by the law of the state or federal jurisdiction. Simply stated, it is the time in which you must file your case in court (that is, bring a complaint to initiate suit) or be otherwise forevermore barred from doing so. This time period can differ between each type of case and there are many different limitations periods. The limitations period typically begins to run at the actual time of the economic, physical or psychological injury though, in certain cases where damages are initially unforeseen and therefore unknown, it can begin to run at the later time when you should have reasonably known of the injury. If you have any doubt about the statute of limitations in your case contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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