Wrongful Death Attorney In Des Moines, Iowa
The unexpected, wrongful death of a loved one is devastating beyond measure for the spouse, child or parent who is left behind. In an instant, financial support, stability, love, affection, advice, guidance and companionship are taken away. The emotions are replaced with grief, sadness, anger, confusion, fear and uncertainty. Surviving family members are often left with more questions than answers about their legal rights to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.
The wrongful death attorneys at Galligan Law have vast experience and knowledge in representing and fighting for families who have lost loved ones as the result of careless conduct. We will seek and obtain justice from the responsible individuals or entities as well as guide you and your grieving family through the painful, emotional and difficult path that follows.
Wrongful Death Cases Are Different
Wrongful death cases are very different from cases involving nonfatal injuries. For one, the legal process for pursuing a wrongful death case is very complex and highly technical. The intricacies involved require a seasoned and experienced law firm with specialized knowledge of Iowa wrongful death laws to ensure that the grieving party obtains the full measure of justice to which they are entitled.
Access to highly qualified economist experts to calculate the economic damages and financial fallout from the death of a loved one is critical. Such experts charge thousands of dollars for their time and testimony. Galligan Law will advance the costs required to retain top economic experts in your wrongful death case. You will only be charged for these or any other costs in your case if there ends up being a successful outcome and a financial recovery on your behalf.
Most importantly, the nature of the harms and losses in a wrongful death case is different and requires a deeper understanding of humanity, life and loss, as well as the inherent value of family and the relationships with those we love and cherish most.
The experienced wrongful death lawyers at Galligan Law understand that being the voice for a grieving family in a wrongful death lawsuit requires more than just a law degree. It requires being a constant student and careful observer of the human condition, family and relationships, and the connections that bind us together and make family relationships such a significant and fulfilling part of our lives. This understanding and the demonstrated skill and ability to convey the story of loss and lives shattered set Galligan Law apart from the rest in this area of law.
Fighting For Bereaved Families’ 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 on behalf of their negligently killed loved ones. 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 fight for the rights of Iowans and the families of loved ones killed as a result of reckless or negligent conduct. Mr. Galligan has been deeply involved in stopping bad laws from passing and negotiating positive changes to Iowa law that protect victims of negligence and allow for full and fair compensation to the surviving spouses, children and parents of wrongfully killed Iowans. Legislators have regularly looked to Mr. Galligan as a thoughtful, smart, well-prepared, effective voice for injured Iowans.
In 2007, Mr. Galligan played a key role in getting Iowa law changed to allow parents to recover compensation after the wrongful death of a son or daughter over the age of 18 (through a legal theory known as adult child consortium). Before that change in the state law on wrongful death, parents could only recover damages after an accidental death of a child for the period of time when the deceased child was a minor. Mr. Galligan received the Iowa Association for Justice Key Person Award for his work getting this law changed. Then in June 2016, he helped parents recover $2 million after their 19-year-old son suffered fatal injuries in a motor vehicle collision. This verdict that would not have been possible without the 2007 change in Iowa’s wrongful death law.
Experienced, Caring Representation For Close Family Members Affected By Wrongful Death
The personal injury lawyers at Galligan Law have been honored to represent hundreds of families whose loved ones were wrongfully killed as a result of car accidents, trucking accidents and motorcycle crashes, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and other acts of carelessness and negligence. If you have lost a loved one as the result of carelessness or negligence, let the attorneys at Galligan Law be your voice and guide in seeking justice for you and your family.