Personal Injury Defense Attorney in Des Moines, Iowa


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Personal Injury Law Services in Des Moines, Iowa

A serious personal injury to you or a family member can have a major and lasting impact on your life, both financially and personally. Struggles from unpaid medical bills, lost income, disability, pain, inability to do the things you enjoy, and stress on family can quickly transform into anger, confusion, fear, and uncertainty.

Often you find more questions than answers about your legal right to compensation when your injury is someone else’s fault. With vast experience and expertise in representing and fighting for Iowans who’ve been injured as a result of careless conduct, the top-rated Des Moines personal injury attorneys at Galligan Law can help.

Experienced Iowa Personal Injury Attorneys

Galligan Law attorneys have successfully fought for and obtained meaningful financial recoveries for countless Iowans injured by negligence. We have decades of experience successfully representing victims in all types of personal injury cases, including:

As well as nearly every other manner of injury-causing careless conduct.

We’ve successfully handled cases involving every type and severity of injury or illness, including:

  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Vascular injury
  • Bone fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Sensory loss (such as vison, hearing taste, or smell)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Head trauma (concussions and traumatic brain injuries)
  • Burn injury
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation

As well as other types of acquired disease. Our broad experience and knowledge from decades of handling personal injury cases of all types have given us significant knowledge and expertise to thoroughly investigate, prosecute and prove your case to maximize the compensation you’re entitled to under the law.

No Stone Unturned

When you hire Galligan Law to investigate your personal injury case, we leave no stone unturned in our investigation. Specifically, we evaluate all potential causes of your injury and identify the responsible parties. We also evaluate your best avenues for receiving financial compensation for your injuries and to hold all liable parties accountable.

Medical Bills and Insurance – Let Galligan Law Help You Navigate the Maze

A personal injury can often result in significant medical bills piling up for necessary diagnosis, care and treatment. It’s natural to become overwhelmed when the bills start arriving in the mail and billing departments 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 an 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 financial recovery from those responsible your injuries and medical care.

No Charge Unless We Obtain a Financial Recovery for You

You will not be charged anything for our investigation or professional services in pursuit of your personal injury case unless we obtain a successful recovery for you.

Continued Learning and Education in Personal Injury and Trial Advocacy

Galligan Law personal injury attorneys are constantly working to improve and sharpen their skills and knowledge in the area personal injury law and advocacy. Our attorneys spend a significant amount of time attending continuing education programs in Iowa and throughout the nation focused on enhancing their knowledge and sharpening skills relating to the investigation, prosecution, and trial of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Attorney Brian P. Galligan has also spoken numerous times at education programs both in Iowa and nationally on topics relating to personal injury, 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 personal injury law and trial technique.

Membership in National Personal Injury Trial Attorney Groups

Attorneys Brian P. Galligan and Joseph M. Galligan are engaged members of national groups of attorneys committed to sharing information, ideas, best practices, techniques and education on issues related to personal injury law and the trial of personal injury and wrongful death cases. They attend multiple meetings and education programs each year. Their professional memberships include:

  • Motor Vehicle Collision Section
  • Trucking Litigation Group
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Professional Negligence Section
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice
  • The Iowa Association for Justice

Membership in these groups keeps Galligan Law attorneys on top of the latest education and learning relating to personal injury and provides them a crucial resource that enhances their ability to effectively advocate for victims of negligence in Iowa.

Fighting for Your Rights in the Iowa Legislature

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 individuals and corporations 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 as a result of negligence.


Mr. Galligan has been actively 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.

A Client Focused Approach, Backed by Extensive Legal Accomplishments and Resources

At Galligan Law, our attorneys’ dedication to our clients and decades of experience allow us to accurately evaluate and pursue legal claims. When we take on your case it means we believe your case will succeed. Furthermore, when we take a case to court we commit to giving you our best and most determined efforts for you. To discuss your case free of charge with one of our personal injury trial attorneys, contact us today by completing the form at right or call us at 1-800-217-9312.

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