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Outstanding Waverly, IA Attorneys Stand Up for the Injured in Premises and Products Liability Cases

Protecting the injured since 1951

Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. stands up for the rights of injured victims with aggressive, compassionate representation from award-winning, seasoned professionals. We are not afraid to face big insurance companies or corporations, and we won’t back down from a complex court battle. While we use negotiation techniques when possible to provide quick recoveries for clients, we know the ropes for preparing cases for trial and seeking the greatest amount of monetary damages available. We collaborate with you to develop a sound legal strategy to get the best outcome possible.

Where do slip and fall accidents occur?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. A quick trip to the corner store can turn into a trip to the emergency room in an instant. The most common places trips and falls occur include:

  • Shopping centers and grocery stores
  • Gyms
  • Restaurants, bars and clubs
  • Sports arenas and stadiums
  • Hotels and inns
  • Public restrooms
  • Sidewalks, escalators and curbs
  • Homes of family, friends and neighbors
  • Driveways, parking lots and parking garages
  • Work
  • Swimming pools
  • Construction areas

How are people injured in slip and fall accidents?

When a child falls, the chances of major injury are slim. Their young bodies are able to handle falls better than adult bodies. As adults age, our bones become more brittle, and we are more prone to severe sprains and tears. In extreme cases, a slip and fall can be fatal. Serious personal injuries linked to slip and fall accidents include:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Concussions
  • Facial injuries
  • Scars
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries

An experienced personal injury attorney at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher reviews the circumstances of your case and recommends a course of action to obtain the highest monetary compensation possible for your injuries.

What is products liability?

A products liability claim arises from a consumer’s injury because of a company’s defective product. A defective product does not necessarily mean that a product doesn’t work like it’s supposed to — a product may be defective in its design if it poses an undue risk of harm to the intended user. When a person is injured because of a defective product or poorly designed product, the injured person may have a viable products liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the product.

Manufacturers and distributors are responsible for the reasonable safety of their products and for adequately warning consumers of potential risks of harm. Manufacturers and distributors have to consider all reasonable ways a product may be used.

Products liability claims can arise from virtually any product on the market. The most common types of defective products are:

  • Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications
  • Food (baby formula)
  • Medical devices, including defective implants
  • Tobacco
  • Heavy machinery
  • Household appliances
  • Toys
  • Car seats
  • Motor vehicles
  • Airbags
  • Seat-belts

Trust our dedicated Iowa personal injury attorneys

Contact the Iowa law firm of Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. online for a free consultation with a recognized leader in personal injury litigation. We give you a fair and accurate assessment of your case, explain your options and help you get started on the road to recovery.

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Experienced and Knowledgeable Truck Accident Lawyers in Waverly, IA

Proudly serving Waterloo residents with their accident-related claims

At Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C., we handle your trucking accident case with compassion and determination to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for the injuries sustained. The large size and heavy weight of tractor-trailer trucks are two of the critical factors that make these vehicles extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road. In an accident with a big-rig truck, smaller vehicles are often crushed. The immense weight of a large commercial truck brings a much greater physical force to the accident and makes it much harder for the truck to stop. Additionally, a large truck’s higher bumper puts its force right at the level of the head for most cars’ occupants. Our attorneys are prepared to help you seek full and fair compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of your accident with a tractor-trailer.

What causes 18-wheeler accidents?

There are a variety of factors that can cause a large truck to crash. As proficient truck accident attorneys in Iowa, we have dealt with most of them, including:

  • Overweight trucks. To make more money, trucking companies commonly disregard weight regulations. The result could be that the driver can’t stop properly or that improperly secured loads shift and cause a fatal accident.
    Fatigued or ill driver. Commercial drivers operate under strict deadlines. Often, the drivers push themselves to keep driving even when they are fatigued or sick. These health issues can cause the driver to be inattentive, and reaction time can be affected and result in a wreck.
  • Poor choices. A truck driver may speed, drive aggressively or even abuse drugs to stay awake to meet a deadline. If the truck driver loses control of the 18-wheeler, the result can be disastrous.
  • Vehicle failure. The wear and tear on large commercial trucks is extensive, and trucking companies do not always properly maintain them. If a truck’s brakes, tires or lights fail, an accident could result.
  • Weather conditions. Truck drivers trying to make a deadline may drive through dangerous weather. The inclement conditions may result in the driver losing control of the truck or not being able to see you in the lane next to him.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a big rig, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help you. It is likely that you have the right to sue the trucking company for the costs of your current and future medical expenses, applicable lost wages and other expenses related to your injury. Our personal injury law firm works diligently to obtain the best possible results for you.


Auto Accident Lawyers Providing Guidance in Waterloo, IA

Helping you recover from a motorcycle or traffic accident

Whether you have had a simple rear-end collision or you were T-boned by another vehicle, the attorneys at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. are fully equipped to assist you. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand how a lawsuit may provide you or a loved one who has been injured with the resources necessary to move forward after a life-changing injury. We are sensitive to your needs and can travel to meet you in the hospital or at home to discuss your legal options.

Thoroughly investigating the causes of your crash-related injuries

Design errors, construction flaws and improper maintenance of Iowa roadways can contribute to car crashes. Proving allegations that roadway issues caused or contributed to your wreck can be difficult due to the technical issues involved, but experienced personal injury attorneys can make the best case. Examples of flaws in streets and highways include:

  • Curbs can have a defective design or be placed in inappropriate locations.
  • Medians and guardrails can add to the severity of your wreck.
  • Where the roadway winds and curves, the outer edge of the curve is usually elevated to reduce the risk of a vehicle veering off the curve. The banking may be faulty if it is too high or too low.
  • Speed breakers or bumps can be improperly constructed.
  • Improperly functioning traffic lights and signs can contribute to your accident. Signs may not be located in a place that provides adequate warning of road conditions.

Below are other common causes of car crashes involving “human error”:

  • Texting or talking on the telephone
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Driving in inclement weather conditions
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving, such as rubbernecking

As a seasoned personal injury law firm, we thoroughly investigate all the potential causes of your accident-related injury, including roadway flaws and the negligence of the drivers involved in the wreck.

What are common types of injuries resulting from auto accidents?

No two automobile accidents are the same. There are a variety of injuries that can result from a traffic accident, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to catastrophic injuries and even death. Below are examples of some of the injuries we have handled:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Quadriplegia, paraplegia and paralysis
  • Burn injuries
  • Lost limbs (amputations)
  • Closed head injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Spine injuries

Contact knowledgeable Waterloo personal injury attorneys for a free consultation