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Personal Injury Attorney in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Helping Injured Victims Seek Compensation

As a human being, there are only so many ways you can prevent being injured in an accident. When individuals, corporations, or other entities engage in negligent behavior, innocent people can end up paying the price. Injured victims may end up in thousands of dollars of debt for medical bills, property damage repair, lost wages, and more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you deserve to recover compensation from the liable parties. Pursuing a personal injury claim is often the best way to get the payment you deserve. Our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help you through the process and ensure you get the outcome you deserve. For more information about our team and to receive a free consultation, contact our law firm at 319-946-4019.

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How Does Cornell Injury Law Help With Personal Injury Claims?

Personal injury cases can be difficult and frustrating to navigate without a background in personal injury law. Plus, injured clients may be dealing with physical and mental wounds that leave them unable to pursue compensation on their own. By working with our team of personal injury attorneys, you can focus on your health while still receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our team will spend time gathering evidence on your behalf to support your claim, including talking to witnesses and obtaining accident reports. Once we learn more about your personal injury case and your goals for the future, we will then create a personalized legal strategy to get you the compensation you deserve. With our extensive background in a diverse range of cases, we are confident that we can obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

We’ve won tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Why is Personal Injury Law So Important?

When negligent parties engage in hazardous or dangerous behavior, innocent people pay the price. The medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses that accrue after an accident often leave victims and their families in debt for an accident that wasn’t their fault. Personal injury lawyers help victims reclaim their losses and seek justice for what they have gone through.

Victims often feel powerless and unable to hold liable parties responsible for their negligence. When facing large corporations like pharmacies, hospitals, and trucking companies, accident victims can be afraid to face their legal teams head-on. By hiring our team of personal injury attorneys, victims can rest and recover, knowing that their best interests are being accounted for throughout their entire case.

Our law firm believes that personal injury law is one of the most important practice areas because of the protection it provides to the community. If you have been injured in an accident, you deserve compensation.

Meet Our Attorney

About Danny Cornell

Danny was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. In his early adulthood, He made his way through the northeastern USA and experienced active military service & deployment, eventually taking his experiences with him to settle back in his hometown. Upon arriving back to Mount Pleasant, Danny built Cornell Injury Law alongside his family and the growing CIL team.

He’s a man who appreciates and lives in harmony with God’s grace.

“I didn’t expect I’d become a lawyer, I wanted to help people find peace through working as a minister.”

– Danny Cornell

When Danny’s not working, you can find him sponsoring local sports teams and enjoying his evenings grilling in the backyard, going to church and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Team Meambers
Our Core Pillars
Family First
Action Oriented
Not Afraid to Lean in

What Qualities Should a Personal Injury Legal Team Possess?

When looking for a personal injury legal team to represent you, it is essential to find legal counsel with an extensive background in a wide variety of cases. With our team’s ability to pull from our legal knowledge, we can address even the most complex of personal injury cases. We are also always available to adjust your case based on your financial goals and expectations.

You should also look for a personal injury law firm that is willing to put your needs first. Before working with you, our team will offer a free consultation to learn more about your case and what outcome you are looking for. Then, we can begin building a personal injury claim that meets your needs instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach. If you are looking for a team of committed, family-oriented lawyers in the Iowa legal community, look no further than Cornell Injury Law.

Free Consultations
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be a significant financial commitment. Before you make a decision about us, we will sit down with you and get to know more about your case and your goals. We’ll ensure we’re the right team for the job before taking on your case.
Constant Communication
Our team aims to make legal claims as easy as possible for our clients, and that includes keeping them in the loop. Many legal matters involve weeks or months of wait time, but we won’t leave you in the dark. We’re always here to give you updates and answer your questions.
Commitment to Our Clients
At our firm, we treat our clients like family. We select our clients with great care, and we never back down from a challenging or complicated claim. We won’t stop fighting until you get the outcome you deserve in your personal injury case.
Action-Oriented Team
In our legal team, we don’t just talk about the great work we do — we actually do it. We never stop going above and beyond for our clients, giving them the best legal advice possible. We hold ourselves to a very high standard, and we strive to make fundamental changes within our community.
Personalized Legal Strategies
All personal injury cases are unique, with different circumstances and goals. At our firm, we’ll never reuse a legal strategy from someone else’s case. We create all of our legal approaches from scratch, keeping your best interests in mind the entire time.
History of Results
With our years of experience in personal injury law, we have no shortage of happy clients who are proud to have worked with us. We’ve handled a wide variety of personal injury claims, and we are confident that we can assist you with any legal matter you are facing.
Why Choose Us?

How Does Cornell Injury Law Differ From Other Firms?

While most personal injury law firms are knowledgeable about personal injury cases, many other firms will treat you and your family members like just another case. When you work with our team, we aim to treat you like an extension of our family. We will communicate with you and ensure that you are satisfied with your legal counsel at every step of the way.

We hold ourselves to the highest standard, and we are dedicated to going above and beyond for our clients. Our Iowa lawyers always give more than we get, taking care of our clients and our community. We understand how overwhelming a personal injury claim can be, and we aspire to make your legal process as easy as possible until you get a favorable outcome.


Is Cornell Injury Law Right for Me?

After being injured in an accident, individuals may feel powerless to recover the damages they have accrued because of another party’s negligence. Motorcycle accidents, car accidents, nursing home abuse, and any other kinds of accidents can leave you and your family unable to pay your bills. At our law firm, we believe that no innocent individual should be saddled with thousands of dollars in debt for the negligent actions of another party.

Our Iowa office is located 1 minute away from Central Park and 3 minutes away from Saunders Park. We are only 7 minutes away from Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport (MPZ). If you need assistance with a personal injury case, please give us a call for a free consultation at 319-946-4019.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case if I Do Not Feel Hurt?

Many injured victims go into shock after being in an accident. If you do not feel hurt at the scene of the accident, there is a good chance you could have injuries that are not immediately obvious. The adrenaline rush that most people experience after being injured can mask many of the symptoms of your wounds, including pain. If you have been in an accident, always seek medical attention to ensure you are okay. Many serious conditions take hours or even days to emerge.

How Long Can I Wait Before Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations. Every state has its own statute of limitations for various personal injury cases. Once the statute of limitations has expired, individuals can no longer seek compensation through the court system. In Iowa, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. Certain exceptions may apply if your injuries or damages were not immediately obvious. In general, it is recommended that you begin building your personal injury case as soon as possible.

Should I Talk to My Insurance Company After an Accident?

If you are making a claim through your insurance or another party’s insurance, it is very likely an insurance adjuster will reach out to you. In most cases, it is not advisable to speak with an insurance company representative without legal counsel. Most insurance adjusters are attempting to find ways around paying you the compensation you deserve. Even if the adjuster works for your own insurance company, they are likely looking for a way to fault you for the accident and avoid a payout.

Can I Seek Damages Even if I Had a Pre-Existing Condition?

Some injured individuals are worried about making a personal injury claim because of their pre-existing medical conditions. Fortunately, you can still recover compensation for your damages even if you have a medical condition already. If someone else was at fault for the accident and your injuries aggravated your condition, the at-fault party can be held accountable for your medical costs. The damages you receive may be reduced to account for your pre-existing condition. It is recommended to seek legal assistance if you have a personal injury case with a pre-existing medical condition.

Can I Seek Damages if I Was Partly At Fault?

Some accidents happen because of the actions of both parties involved. The damages you can recover after a partial-fault accident depend on your state. In Iowa, you can typically recover damages as long as your fault does not exceed 50%. Your damages may be reduced depending on the amount of damage you are found to be at fault for. Insurance companies typically examine the evidence from the accident to determine fault levels. Because partial-fault cases can be complex, it is recommended you seek legal guidance as soon as possible.

How Long Will It Take to Receive Compensation?

No two personal injury cases are the same, which means the time it takes to reach a settlement can vary greatly. The good news is that very few personal injury claims go to trial. Many personal injury cases can be negotiated and settled outside of court with the insurance company or the other party. Generally, claims that involve significant amounts of money and extensive injuries will take longer to settle, as the insurer and defendant will likely fight harder. Hiring a professional attorney is the best way to speed up the process.

How Do I Receive Compensation for an On-the-Job Injury?

If you were injured while working, there are a few different ways to receive compensation. Depending on your employer, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation. This compensation will cover your medical bills plus a portion of your lost income while you are unable to work. If a party other than your employer caused your injuries, you can file a claim against the third party. A personal injury claim will likely give you more compensation than relying on worker’s compensation alone.

What is a Release in a Settlement?

When you receive a settlement, you will be asked to sign a release. A release is a form that individuals sign in exchange for receiving their settlement money. Upon signing the release, individuals state that they release or let go of all legal claims against the defendant and their insurer. Release statements usually cover the defendant you sued and any other potential defendants, including parties not involved in the personal injury claim. It is always recommended to have a lawyer look over a release before you sign it. Your spouse may also need to sign the release if you are married.