Strong Advocates
For the Injured And For A Safer Iowa

Fighting For Iowans Injured Because Of Negligent Driving

The personal injury attorneys at Galligan Law have successfully represented thousands of Iowans injured on Iowa roads. We have advocated for families after fatal car accidents took the lives of their loved ones. Statistics from the Iowa Department of Transportation show that more than 20,000 individuals are injured and 300 killed in motor vehicle collisions in Iowa every year.

The overwhelming majority of these injuries and deaths can be traced to negligent driving. The injuries suffered in a collision can be life-altering. For instance, victims are often left with challenges such as loss of income, medical bills, pain, loss of function, depression, anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. And the effects from the death of a loved one can be life-shattering.

Galligan Law attorneys have successfully fought for and obtained justice through meaningful financial recoveries for Iowans who have been injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions.

Experience That Gets Results 

With decades of experience representing victims of motor vehicle crashes, we have a proven track record of getting positive results for clients. We have handled nearly every type and configuration of crash, including:
  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents at intersection
  • Side impact/broadside/T-bone or sideswipe accidents
  • Backup accidents
  • Rollovers
  • A driver’s loss of control
  • Multivehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Accidents involving trucks, such as tractor-trailer
  • Accidents caused by negligent operation of farm tractors, buses, ATVs and motorcycles

We also have deep knowledge, experience and understanding of the countless types, severity and mechanisms of injuries that result from car accidents. Our skill 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.

No Stone Unturned

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 and 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.

Medical Bills And Insurance – Let Us Help Your Navigate The Maze

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Iowa Car Accidents

Thousands of people are injured in Iowa car accidents every year. Personal injury claims offer a means of financial assistance. Here are some common questions that we are asked:

What are the most dangerous roads in Iowa?

Researchers have found Interstate 80 to be the most dangerous highway in Iowa for traffic deaths. It has high volumes of personal vehicles and large commercial trucks, bisecting the state east-to-west and traveling at high speeds.

US Route 20 in Iowa is another major east-west roadway with a history of fatal crashes. Though the Iowa section of Route 20 has been a four-lane divided highway since October 2018, it remains a dangerous road.

What should you do after a car accident?

What you do in the aftermath is crucial. If you can move yourself and your vehicle out of harm’s way, then do so. Failing that, switch on your hazards to alert other road users. Only exit the vehicle and move yourself to a safer spot if it is safe.

You’ll also want to alert the emergency services as soon as possible. Call 911 and ask for the police, ambulance and fire services if needed. The most important thing is that anyone with injuries gets immediate medical attention.

If you can, you should gather as many details as possible. Get contact information from any other involved drivers and witnesses. Take photos of any damage to the vehicle.

Who pays your medical bills after an Iowa car accident?

If your injuries were the result of another driver’s negligence, then they should be held liable for your bills. They can pay for them through their insurer. If they were uninsured, then you have the option to sue the negligent driver personally. Your own insurer may also pay out for your medical bills if necessary.

Continued Learning And Education In Motor Vehicle Collisions And Trial Advocacy

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 throughout the nation on topics relating to motor vehicle collisions, the law and trial 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 techniques.

Membership In National Motor Vehicle Collision Attorney Groups

Attorney Brian Galligan is engaged members of national groups of attorneys focused on 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.

They have earned membership in multiple groups and sections within the American Association for Justice, including the Motor Vehicle Collision section, the Trucking litigation group and the Traumatic Brain Injury group. 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.

Fighting For Your Rights In The Iowa Legislature And Through An Injury Claim

Mr. Brian Galligan has worked to stop bad legislation and negotiate positive changes to Iowa laws protecting people injured in traffic accidents. Ask him about laws that may bolster your motor vehicle accident case. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your or your loved ones injuries caused by a motor vehicle collision. 

Reach our law offices by calling Local: 515-316-6179 or completing our online inquiry form. Our investigation of your motor vehicle collision case is free. If we don’t take your case or obtain a successful recovery for you, we don’t charge you a fee for our professional services or ask you to pay back the 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.