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Personal Injury and Divorce Lawyers in Waterloo since 1951

Dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys serving Cedar Rapids & Waverly, IA

Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. has proudly served the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area, including Waterloo and Waverly, since 1951. With more than 240 years of combined legal experience, we provide you with an advantage because we possess diverse skill in several areas of law, including family law, divorce law, personal injury and workers’ compensation. Our key focus is cultivating productive, personable relationships and partnering with you in solving your legal challenges.

Distinguished and relationship-driven lawyers with diverse legal experience

As compassionate professionals, we take a personal approach to our practice and diligently serve you as your advocates. We apply the fullness of our experience and proficiencies in our areas of practice to competently deliver the best results for your legal matter. We are best known for having:

  • Reputable and competent attorneys. There is a reason we have been around for more than half a century. Each of our Waterloo attorneys has established a reputation for competent professionalism and for achieving superb results for our clients.
  • Diversity in our law practice. Our attorneys are adept in family law, divorce law, personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We can assist you with various issues in your divorce, such as obtaining an equal division of assets and determining child custody and child support matters. We can also represent you in personal injury cases for automobile accidents, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries.
  • A personable and compassionate approach. We take pride in knowing that our work makes our clients’ lives a little bit easier. Our aim is to develop a collaborative relationship with you in which we promptly address your concerns and resolve your legal issues.

Helping injured parties recover

If you have been injured, you need legal help to determine how to recover what you are financially owed by the liable party. We can assist you with claims for the following matters:

  • Accident-related injuries. Whether you were involved in an automobile accident caused by a negligent driver or a faulty part on your vehicle, we can help. Our lawyers can also assist you if you were injured in a slip and fall accident, because of a defective product, or as a result of someone else’s negligence.
  • Workers’ compensation. Injuries on the job can range from neck strain from sitting at your computer to serious physical harm caused at a construction site. We have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims.
  • Medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can occur in surgeries, in the administration of drugs, and even in the birthing process. We are here to help when you have been injured by a medical professional’s negligence.

Here to answer your questions

We know legal matters can be complex and stressful. Questions we commonly get from clients are:

  • Do I have a case?
  • Is it worth it?
  • How much compensation can I receive?

Our attorneys review your individual circumstances and answer your questions. We help you understand all your legal options as we develop an effective strategy.

If legal costs are a problem, we can help you

As a personal injury law firm, we recognize that legal fees may present some difficulty for those who need the kind of quality legal representation that we provide. If you foresee difficulty affording attorney costs, we can address your concerns and work with you to resolve them.

Contact experienced lawyers for your divorce or personal injury matter

At Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C., we know that bringing resolution to your personal and work-related legal matters makes your life easier. We maintain three convenient locations. Partner with us to solve your legal challenges.

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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.

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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