Did You Lose A Loved One In A Preventable Accident In Iowa?

Emotional and mental pain go in tandem with the loss of a spouse, friend, child or close family member. But when the loss is due to a completely preventable accident, the feelings of grief and anguish are immeasurable.

I am personal injury attorney Michael Culp, and at Culp Law Office P.L.C., in Des Moines, I help families recover financially for the death of loved ones due to auto accidents, property injuries, hazardous products, dog bites and more via wrongful death lawsuits.

I know that money is not, and will never be, a sufficient remedy for your loss. A successful wrongful death claim, however, can help alleviate financial pressures. It can also hold those who caused your loved one’s death responsible for their negligence and prevent future senseless acts.

Types Of Compensation Available For Iowa Wrongful Death Lawsuits


In Iowa, the personal representative of the estate of the deceased individual must file the lawsuit. Any damage awards will then become part of the deceased person’s estate. The types of compensation recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit in Iowa will depend on many factors.

Damages on behalf of the deceased include but are not limited to medical expenses prior to death, funeral and/or burial expenses and possibly pain and suffering. Damages for family members may include the loss of wages, consortium and support.

Helping You Recover Maximum Compensation


I will undertake a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding your loss, and I will identify all parties that may share responsibility for the death of your loved one. When this is determined, I will pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to recover under the law.

In some cases, I can work with insurance companies to come up with a fair settlement for your case. In other situations, if the offer is too low,  I will take your case to court and fight to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

I understand the need to grieve, recover and move forward. With that said, I will do what I can to resolve your case by means other than trial.

Contact My Office Today To Learn More About Your Legal Options


Call 515-288-3333 or email my firm to schedule a consultation. I can meet with you in the evening or on weekends if you cannot meet during normal business hours. I also offer free consultations and do not charge attorney fees unless I recover for you.