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Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and the most highly populated city in the state, with over 198,000 people. Additionally, Des Moines serves as the seat of Polk County and the site for the Iowa caucuses, which are the first major electoral event of the U.S. presidential nomination.
Des Moines functions as a hub for the insurance industry, and was recently named the number one place for U.S. insurance companies by Business Wire. Major insurance corporations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and EMC Insurance, have headquarters in Des Moines. Additionally, Des Moines attracts a number of large companies in the financial services and publishing sectors, including Wells Fargo and Better Homes and Gardens. As a result, it is no surprise that Des Moines was named the fourth “Best Place for Business” by Forbes Magazine in 2007.
Recently, Clive, Iowa resident Patrick Albanese brought a personal injury suit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Kmart for injuries he sustained from a Martha Stewart lounge chair that he bought at Kmart. Albanese—who works as a magician, hand model, and comedian—claims that while he was moving the chair, it collapsed and severed part of his finger. Albanese asserts that the chair had been recalled after similar accidents were reported across the nation, yet the companies failed to notify consumers of the danger. Albanese is seeking money damages for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, lost wages, and permanent partial disfigurement of his finger.
Whether you are considering bringing a personal injury action, or need some sound advice about how to write your will, it is important that you consult a good lawyer. Given that there are over 1,800 Des Moines lawyers, it may seem daunting to choose the best one for your case.
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