Fighting For The Rights Of Pedestrians After An Accident
When you go for a jog or use a crosswalk, you run the risk of negligent motorists causing an accident and serious injuries. In 2023, 30 pedestrians died in accidents throughout Iowa. In November, 11% of all fatal crashes involved a pedestrian, a number that is far too high and does not include accident survivors who suffered serious injuries. While cities, counties and the state Department of Transportation are taking steps to prevent pedestrian accidents, it is difficult to completely put a stop to such accidents.
If you or your loved one suffered in a pedestrian accident, you need an experienced attorney to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Our attorneys at Galligan Law have decades of experience representing clients throughout Iowa from our Des Moines-area office location. We have a proven track record of success, obtaining millions of damages for our injured clients and their loved ones. You can trust us to fight for the justice you deserve.
Helping You Obtain The Compensation You Need To Move Forward
In an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian, it is no surprise that the pedestrian is especially vulnerable to severe injuries. Without the body of a car to protect them like in a regular motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accidents may result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and amputations.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Failure to yield or stop
- Driving under the influence
- Poor visibility and lighting
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our attorneys may help you file a claim to recover compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, lost future income and pain and suffering.
If you lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, our lawyers can help you file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. While filing a claim cannot bring your loved one back, financial compensation can help you move forward and cover costs such as funeral expenses and medical bills.
Putting Our Knowledge And Experience To Work For You
At Galligan Law, our attorneys engage in national groups focused on personal injury law and attend regular meetings and education programs nationwide. You can always trust that our team is up to date on the latest knowledge and skills relating to the investigation and prosecution of personal injury and wrongful death cases. To schedule a consultation, call us at 515-316-6179 or complete our online inquiry form.