The personal injury attorneys at Galligan Law have successfully represented thousands of Iowans injured or killed on Iowa roads. Statistics from the Iowa Department of Transportation show that every year some 20,000 individuals are injured and 300 killed in motor vehicle collisions across the state of Iowa. The overwhelming majority of these injuries and deaths are the result of negligent driving. The injuries suffered in a collision can be life-altering, with loss of income, medical bills, pain, loss of function, depression, anguish, loss of enjoyment of life. The deaths are life shattering.
Galligan Law attorneys have successfully fought for and obtained justice through meaningful financial recoveries for Iowans injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions. With decades of experience representing victims of motor vehicle crashes, we have handled nearly every type and configuration of crash, including rear end, intersection, side impact/broadside/T-bone, sideswipe, back up, rollover, loss of control, multi-vehicle, pedestrian, truck and semi-tractor trailer, farm tractors, buses, ATVs, and motorcycles. Our broad experience investigating and handling motor vehicle collision case of all types has given us significant knowledge and expertise on the rules of the road, vehicle design and dynamics, collision reconstruction, occupant kinematics and biomechanics, roadway environments, weather related collisions, human factors, alcohol and drug impairment.
We also have deep knowledge, experience and understanding of the countless types, severity, and mechanisms of injuries that result from a motor vehicle collisions. Our expertise in handling wrongful death cases allows for us to give you the strongest voice when your loved one has been killed as a result of negligent driving.
When you hire Galligan Law to represent you and investigate your motor vehicle collision case, we leave no stone unturned. In our investigation, we look into all possible causes of the collision, potentially liable parties, and avenues for financial recovery. We will investigate and advise you on applicable insurance coverages, including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, dram shop coverage, liability umbrellas, and corporate coverages. We will also investigate defective vehicle design, roadway design, dram shops, employer/employee relationships, vehicle ownership, and agency/independent contractor relationships, to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable and that you are made whole for the harms and losses you’ve sustained.
An injury from a motor vehicle collision can result in significant medical bills piling up for diagnosis, care and treatment. It’s natural to become overwhelmed when the bills start arriving in the mail and billing offices and collections agencies come calling. The attorneys and staff at Galligan law have years of training and experience helping clients get their medical bills paid through their health insurance, government benefit programs, or medical coverage from their auto policy. The staff at Galligan Law will ease your load and deal directly with medical providers to get your bills paid by applicable insurance coverage, set up a reasonable payment plan, or keep collection efforts at bay until you obtain a recovery from the negligent driver that caused your injuries and medical care.
Our investigation of your motor vehicle collision case is free. If we don’t take your case or if we don’t obtain a successful recovery for you, we don’t charge you a fee for our professional services or ask you to pay back costs we’ve incurred. You will only be charged if there is a successful outcome in your case and a financial recovery on your behalf.
Each year, Galligan Law personal injury attorneys spend a significant amount of time attending continuing education programs in Iowa and around the nation focused on enhancing their knowledge and sharpening skills relating to the investigation, prosecution, and trial of motor vehicle collision injury and death cases. Attorney Brian P. Galligan has also spoken numerous times at education programs both in Iowa and nationally on topics relating to motor vehicle collisions, the law, and trail technique. You can be assured that your Galligan Law attorney will be up to date on the latest research and thinking relating to motor vehicle crashes and trial technique.
Attorneys Brian P. Galligan and Joseph M. Galligan are engaged members of national groups attorneys focused on the sharing ideas, best practices, techniques and education on issues related to motor vehicle collision law and the trial of personal injury and wrongful death cases. They attend regular meetings and education programs nationwide. Their memberships include the Motor Vehicle Collision Section, Trucking Litigation Group, and Traumatic Brain Injury Group, of the American Association for Justice. Membership in these groups keeps Galligan Law attorneys on top of the latest education and learning relating to motor vehicle collisions and provides a crucial resource for them that enhances their ability to effectively advocate for the victims of negligent driving in Iowa.
Every year in Iowa, insurance companies and business interests and industries push efforts in the Iowa legislature to take away or severely limit the rights of injured Iowans to pursue justice and hold negligent drivers fully accountable in our courts. For over a decade, attorney Brian P. Galligan has been a member of the Iowa Association for Justice Legislative Committee and has made countless trips to the Iowa capitol to lobby and to fight for the rights of Iowans and their families who are injured or killed by careless driving. Mr. Galligan has been deeply involved in stopping bad legislation and negotiating positive changes to Iowa law that protects victims of negligence and allows for full and fair compensation for the harms they’ve suffered. Legislators have regularly looked to Mr. Galligan as a thoughtful, smart, well prepared, effective voice for injured Iowans.
In 2007, Brian P. Galligan was instrumental in getting Iowa law changed to allow parents to recover damages for their losses resulting from the death of a child over the age of 18 (known as adult child consortium). Prior to that change, parents whose child was killed by negligence could only recover damages for the period of time when the child was a minor. Mr. Galligan was given the Iowa Association for Justice Key Person Award for his efforts. In June 2016, he obtained a verdict that included $2 million dollars for parent whose 19 year old son was wrongfully killed in a motor vehicle collision, a verdict that would not have been possible for those parents without the changes to Iowa law in 2007.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss a motor vehicle collision which has resulted in serious injury or death, contact us today.