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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

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Waterloo Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Personal Service Since 1951

Lawyers helping accident victims in Waterloo and Waverly, IA

If your injury was the result of another person’s careless, reckless or illegal behavior, the attorneys at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. want to help you hold the responsible party accountable. An Iowa personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek a monetary award to pay all the medical costs of the injury, wages you lost and compensation for your pain and suffering. We provide numerous resources, including the breadth of knowledge of our 11 lawyers, to ensure that your accident-related case is successful. With us on your side, you can pursue your remedies with confidence.

Serving injured individuals throughout Iowa

Our diverse Waterloo personal injury law practice includes nearly every aspect of accident-related law matters, including:

Automobile accidents. Car, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and pedestrian accidents happen every day. We understand how overwhelming an automobile accident can be, so we diligently work to help you get the financial recovery you need to get your life back on track.
Birth injuries. Birthing injuries can result from a cesarean section surgery, improper use of forceps, vacuum extractions and the misuse of labor-inducing drugs. We provide compassionate and competent legal representation when your baby is hurt.

Premises liability. The owner of property in Iowa has a duty to reasonably protect others from danger. Whether you slip and fall in a building, trip down a broken stairway or get hit by merchandise falling from a shelf, we can help you recover damages.

Products liability. A defective product or a failure of the manufacturer to warn consumers of the dangers associated with a product is grounds for a products liability case. We have extensive experience in handling matters of both types.

Truck accidents. When you are in an accident with a tractor-trailer, the consequences can be catastrophic and even fatal. We are adept at helping clients recover for medical expenses, lost wages and all other related damages.

Workplace accidents. Accidents can occur anywhere, whether you work in an office or at a construction site. Sprains and strains are the most common injury in the workplace, but more serious injuries can occur.

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Attorneys Who Get You Compensated for Your Workplace Injuries in Waterloo, IA

Standing up for injured workers and serving Waterloo & Waverly

In Iowa, almost all employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers who are injured on the job. If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, our workers’ compensation attorneys at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. partner with you in obtaining the benefits available to you under Iowa law. For more than 60 years, we have been successfully advocating for injured workers and aggressively yet professionally dealing with insurance agencies to protect the legal rights of our clients.

Common workplace injuries

Any injury that occurs at your workplace may be considered an injury that is covered by workers’ compensation. Examples of common injuries that are job-related include:

  • Back injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg, knee and hip injuries
  • Arm and shoulder injuries
  • Stress injuries due to repetitive movement
  • Injuries due to accumulated trauma

Which industries are most dangerous for workers?

According to a 2011 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top most dangerous jobs in America include:

  • Farmers and ranchers (41.4 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Roofers (32.4 deaths per 100,000 workers
  • Truck drivers (21.8 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Trash and recyclable collectors (29.8 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Police and sheriff’s patrol officers (18 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers (70.6 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Logging workers (91.9 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Mining (19.9 deaths per 100,000 workers)
  • Fishing (116 deaths per 100,000 workers)

What happens if the company fights my claim?

Insurance companies make a bigger profit when they have fewer claims to pay out, so a focus on the bottom line may cause some carriers to deny legally valid workplace injury claims. If your claim is denied by your company or your insurance carrier, you have a right to know why. Our workers’ compensation lawyers help you navigate the process by filing a contested-case proceeding before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner.

Contact our Iowa workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation
If you’ve been injured at work and are facing a medical and financial crisis, Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. makes sure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled by law.