Gaumer, Emanuel, Carpenter & Goldsmith, P.C.


P.O. Box 601

111 West Second St.

Ottumwa, IA 52501





Personal Injury

The law imposes upon us all a duty to act in a reasonable and safe manner. When we do not, and someone is injured as a result, we are responsible for compensating the injured party.

Personal injury cases are the cases that are brought when you are injured by someone else’s negligence. This can include negligent automobile operation that results in a crash, or a property owner who negligently maintains his/her property in a way that causes you to be injured.

In the cases involving automobiles and property, the party at-fault will usually have insurance that can cover your injuries. If the at-fault party is uninsured, you can often seek relief from the uninsured motorist provisions of your own insurance policy. Your own automobile insurance policy will also include a “medical pay” provision that covers your injuries up to the policy limits.

In addition to the liability insurance carriers, you may also need to coordinate and deal with your health insurance provider, as they may be called upon to pay the medical bills that were caused by the negligence, and they have the right to get paid back for that negligence as well.

As your attorney on your personal injury case, we will provide a number of services that will make sure that you get a fair recovery for your injuries. We will gather your medical records and bills and communicate with your doctors. We will investigate your claim, talk to witnesses, hire experts if necessary, and get your case ready for trial. We will negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company to settle the case. We will also coordinate with all of the insurance providers to make sure that your insurance company also receives its share of the settlement.

We typically take these cases on a contingency fee basis. Please contact us todayand arrange a consultation.

Attorneys Practicing In This Area

Dennis W. Emanuel

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Michael Carpenter

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Bryan J. Goldsmith

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