Iowa Auto Defect Lawyer

In our years of experience representing injury victims following car and truck accidents, we have learned that it is never wise to assume that the cause of a crash or of injuries in a minor fender-bender will be obvious. Police often seek to determine the cause of an accident at the scene. Even witnesses may believe that a pothole, a traffic violation or inattentive driving was the cause of a crash.

All of these are common causes of car accidents and may, in fact, play a role in a crash without explaining the extent of the injuries suffered by drivers or passengers. A detailed investigation after a serious accident often turns up other, less obvious causes and contributing factors: namely, auto defects. Defective car design or defective parts affecting crashworthiness can turn a minor accident into a life-altering event resulting in catastrophic injury. Examples of commonly defective car parts include the following:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Air bags
  • Seat backs
  • Seat belts
  • Roofs
  • Fuel tanks

Getting to the bottom of the causes of car and truck accidents is a large part of what we do at Galligan Reid PC. Our Iowa auto defect attorneys' goal is always the same: to help people injured in vehicle crashes obtain maximum available compensation to cover losses such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Personal care attendant services as needed
  • Disability accommodations such as durable medical equipment and home remodeling
  • Intangible, but very real, pain and suffering

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Auto defect investigations can be very, very expensive to carry out. Fees for experts — including auto design engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, mechanical experts and economists — can increase the costs of pursuing an injury claim substantially. However, when injuries are catastrophic and when there is good reason to suspect that a defective car part or defective auto design played a role in those injuries, it may be an investment well spent.

It is not normally cost-effective to do such investigations when injuries are minor. Nonetheless, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to evaluate your car accident case for potential products liability issues regardless of what you believe caused your injuries. This law firm has a great deal of experience handling difficult car accident cases. Contact us by phone or email to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and accomplished car accident lawyer.