“I always try to do my very best for every client in every case, and I not only work hard to obtain results, but I also work hard to be accessible to my clients and keep them informed.” –Attorney Ward A. Rouse
Des Moines Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorney
Fighting for clients’ rights is a cornerstone of Rouse Law P.C. Mr. Rouse and his firm have a long track record of successfully pursuing their clients’ legal objectives. As a small firm, Rouse Law provides clients with personalized solutions that meet the specifics of their case. Many large legal firms are unable to provide the level of custom care that Rouse Law does. No client enjoys feeling like just another case file—anonymous and inconsequential. Such feelings are unknown to Mr. Rouse’s clients. He and his associates take great care to provide each client with attentive service complemented by the solid legal advice that the firm is revered for. If you’ve been hurt in an accident or you need representation to fight criminal charges, meet with Mr. Rouse for a free initial consultation.
Have You Been Hurt in an Accident in Iowa?
Accidents can change your life in a split second. Unfortunately, many accidents could have been prevented but for the negligence of carelessness of another. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was caused by the recklessness, negligence, or carelessness of some else, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury is a broad area of the law that encompasses many types of accident-related cases. Rouse Law P.C. focuses on personal injury cases that include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Serious Injuries / Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Dog Bites
- Injured Workers Compensation
- Excessive Force (Civil Rights)
Our firm can help if you or a loved one has been injured in these types of personal injury cases. Our firm offers a free initial consultation. We can meet to discuss your case. Mr. Rouse can provide you with some preliminary legal advice, helping you make an informed decision about how to proceed with your claim.
In matters of personal injury, Rouse Law P.C. will not charge any legal fees unless it’s able to achieve a settlement or compensation by verdict. Mr. Rouse understands what accidents victims go through with medical bills piling up. Unless he achieves a successful outcome, he will not send you a bill for his services.
Personal Injury Law Practice Areas Overviews
If you’ve been injured in any of the following types of accidents and suspect that someone else’s negligence was the cause, Rouse Law P.C. can help.
Should I Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney Right Away?
It’s always best to consult with your attorney right away after you’ve been involved in an accident. The fact is, evidence can become lost irretrievably if too much time lapses between the event and the legal suit. For instance, if photos aren’t taken of damaged vehicles shortly after the accident, such photos are likely to be impossible to get after the passage of months. When you procure the services of Mr. Rouse, he can work to obtain important evidence that can support your case if you choose to pursue it. For instance, he can:
- Take photos of the accident scene and damaged property (i.e. vehicles)
- Examine police and incident reports to ensure there are no errors
- Obtain witness statements
- Procure video footage if it exists
In addition, Mr. Rouse can talk to insurance representatives and the at-fault party’s lawyers on your behalf. Their calls may be forthcoming even if you’re in the hospital or at home recovering from your injuries. You could say or do something that could damage your case. Mr. Rouse has years of experience talking to these parties on behalf of his clients.
Don’t Wait Too Long!
Don’t wait too long to consult with Rouse Law. Personal injury cases are subject to statutes of limitations. Mr. Rouse can provide you with all the information you need to know about your claim and time limits. If you choose to pursue your claim, you can file all the necessary court documents as well as manage all case-related paperwork. Schedule your free initial consultation so Mr. Rouse can offer his experience-based opinion after learning about your situation.
We Don’t Charge Personal Injury Victims Unless We Win the Case
When an accident leaves a person injured and unable to work, the situation can be devastating. We’ve represented many clients whose serious injuries prevent them from working for months. Between the high cost of medical bills and regular monthly expenses, financial ruin looms. We understand the financial straits that accidents cause. Rouse Law P.C. will not charge accident victims our legal fees unless we’re able to achieve an agreeable settlement or win compensation in the courtroom. We want to help alleviate our clients’ financial stress—not add to it.
When we do bill clients, we provide detailed information so clients understand exactly what our fees represent. We believe in full transparency and while we charge fair rates for our professional services, we do not over charge. Many clients are naturally concerned about the cost of our services. When you meet with us, our firm will discuss our fees upfront—and remind you of our promise: no fees unless we win your case!
Des Moines, IA, Criminal Defense Attorney
Rouse Law P.C. also handles some criminal defense cases that involve:
Mr. Rouse has more than two decades of experience defending clients who’ve been charged with serious state and federal crimes. He is committed to providing every client with his experienced-based representation and sound legal advice. He will help you identify the ideal procedure for your case and mount an aggressive defense. All initial consultations at Rouse Law are free. Call to schedule yours and discuss the particulars of your case. If Mr. Rouse cannot take on your defense, he can recommend another qualified Des Moines criminal defense attorney who can.
Overview of Rouse Law P.C. Criminal Defense
Serious criminal charges require the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you’re facing charges that relate to the following case types, Mr. Rouse can help:
OWI / DWI / DUI
Iowa has strict laws and mandatory penalties for drivers convicted of OWI, DWI, or DUI. Loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and even incarceration are some of the outcomes associated with these types of convictions. Not all OWI attorneys can boast the experience that Mr. Rouse has. He has tried cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney; he understands how to examine these cases from every possible angle in order to provide his clients with the most effective defense, including searching for ways to legally challenge charges before the case ever gets to trial.
Attorney Rouse has extensive experience defending clients who have been charged with drug-related crimes in both state and federal courts. He’s represented clients who have been charged with drug-related misdemeanors and felonies. Some types of drug-related convictions may carry mandatory prison sentences. It’s paramount to retain the services of an attorney who understands the intricacies of these cases. Mr. Rouse provides each client with a defense that’s customized to their situation. He will provide you with a tenacious defense—as is your right.
If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, bring your case to Rouse Law to discuss your situation. Mr. Rouse has defended a wide array of federal cases in both Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. He has also handled appeals of federal criminal cases to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Because there are many differences between federal and state criminal cases, it’s important retain the services of an attorney who has demonstrable experience in these matters.
4940 Pleasant Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266