EARL PAYSON

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN DAVENPORT, IOWA

Over 35 years of experience in representing and helping people who have been injured by the carelessness or negligence of someone else.

Your Health and Safety Come First

Don't let negligence affect the life you want to lead.

Good health and safety for ourselves and our loved ones are conditions most of us tend to take for granted even though they are essential to the quality of life and can change in the blink of an eye.

As we go about our busy daily activities rarely do we spend much time or energy thinking about what might or could happen. It’s comfortable to believe that our health and safety and that of those closest to us will not change, even though we know it could.

A life-changing event can take place anytime and anywhere. For example, someone drives too fast or is distracted by a cell phone or makes a wrong turn or decision and a car crash results or a doctor makes the wrong diagnosis or provides the wrong treatment or a dangerous product is sold and injures a user or someone else.

Helping injured people get fair treatment when they, or a loved one, have suffered physical and emotional and financial injury or harm caused by the negligence or carelessness of someone else is what I do.

Why You Need a Lawyer


The legal system is complex and can be confusing, especially to people who are not trained in the law. There are periods of time, “limitations”, by which certain things must be done. Generally, once a limitation period expires it’s too late to take any action. In both Iowa and Illinois, an injured adult has 2 years from the date she or he was injured to file a lawsuit against whoever caused the injuries. That time limitation is extended for minors (person’s not of legal age) and disabled persons. But, once that deadline expires it’s too late, absent some exceptional circumstance that could be a basis for a short extension, to file suit.

Do I have a good claim? How do I prove my claim? What evidence will be necessary?  How and where do I get it? Should I file suit? If so, when and in what court should a suit be filed? Who should be named as the defendant(s)? What claims can I make against the defendant(s)? What legal theory or theories apply based upon the facts and the law?  What types of damages am I entitled to? What about a settlement? How does that work? What about legal fees and the costs of a lawsuit?

These are some, but not all, of the questions that must be addressed. As an experienced lawyer, I can help you understand what needs to be done and advise you on the options and help you choose the best course of action and reach your goal.

PRACTICE AREAS

Combatting negligence is the cornerstone of my firm

Personal Injury

From car accidents to workers’ compensation, I have the experience to work towards getting you a full and fair compensation.

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Medical Malpractice

When your physician has deviated from the expected standards while seeing you that resulted in an injury, give me a call.

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Burn Victims

Whether your burn directly impacted your skin or resulted with internal damage, I can fight for justice on your behalf.

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Auto Accidents

If you suffered an injury due to a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, I know what to do to hold those at fault responsible.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

While traumatic brain injuries can be devastating, there’s still hope for you that I can help restore.

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Workers' Compensation

Getting hurt on the job can be can be just as confusing as it is physically taxing, but I can take on some of the stress.

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Don't let a personal injury derail your life.

If I can help you, contact me.

Get the help of a trusted attorney in
davenport, iowa & the quad city area

The best interest of my clients is number one.

My top priority is the well-being of my clients. Providing good legal services to my clients benefits Davenport and Quad City area.

Serving people in need in Iowa and Northern Illinois

I work closely with all of my clients to make sure they stay informed and receive sound advice that will help them make good decisions that steer their cases. I believe in a cooperative working relationship with my clients to help them achieve the best outcome.