Our Clients’ Largest Verdicts & Settlements


$5,600,000 | Automobile v. Motorcycle – Manatee County, FL

Automobile v. Motorcycle / Jury Verdict *RECORD VERDICT Verdict was awarded to a young man in his twenties who was injured when his motorcycle collided with a mini-van on US Highway 41 in Manatee County. The man suffered severe orthopedic injuries. This was the largest auto/motorcycle accident verdict in the history of Manatee County at that time.

$4,000,000 | Insurance Settlement – Manatee County, FL

Insurance Settlement Manatee County When an insurance company refused to pay it’s $100,000 policy limit to our catastrophically injured client, a bad faith lawsuit was later brought resulting in a settlement for our client.

$3,992,500 | Motorcycle Accident – Sarasota County, FL

Motorcycle Accident / Judgment Sarasota County A U-Haul truck tried to make an illegal left hand turn directly in front of our client’s motorcycle crushing him and his bike. Injuries were life threatening and severe causing our client to lose his ability to go back to any substantial gainful employment. Gallagher and Hagopian, immediately took U-Haul and the defendant-driver to court resulting in a settlement for a stipulated judgment just prior to Trial.

$3,000,000 Policy Limit Settlement | Sexual Assault at a Massage Chain Establishment | Sarasota County

When our client was sexually violated and assaulted during a massage at a local well-known massage establishment, our firm, led by Mr. Hagopian, was able to obtain the companies’ full policy limit after protracted and highly contested litigation just prior to the trial of the matter.

$2,100,000 | Wrongful Death Action – Lee County, FL

Wrongful Death Action / Judgment Our client was rear ended and pushed into oncoming traffic by the rear ending vehicle. This collision resulted in severe injuries and a coma which eventually led to our client’s death. The accident and subsequent lawsuit was in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

$2,000,000 Policy Limit Settlement | Wrongful Death/ Dram shop Settlement | Manatee County

When our clients’ family was involved with a horrific crash with a drunk driver who had no personal liability insurance, G & H took over this case after several other lawyers dropped the matter due to the difficulty of proof. However, despite this uphill battle, we were able to obtain a $2million settlement following litigation against the drinking establishment where the drunk driver had been that day.

$1,425,000 | Auto Accident – Polk County, FL

Auto Accident / Judgment Our client suffered a traumatic injury to his brain, was in a coma for two weeks, suffered internal injuries and skeletal fractures after being struck by a defendant who ran a stop sign without slowing.

$1,250,000 | Motorcycle Accident – Sarasota County, FL

Motorcycle Accident / Jury Verdict A young man lost his arm in catastrophic motorcycle accident when an inadequately insured driver pulled out in front of him. Before being represent by Gallagher & Hagopian, he was advised by other lawyers he would have to accept only $10,000 for his injuries since that was all the insurance covered. After litigating all the way through a jury trial, the insurance company settled for well over a million dollars.

$1,250,000 | Insurance Settlement – Lee County, FL

Insurance Settlement Lee County A large insurance company refused to timely pay our client the policy limit of merely $100,000.00 after our client lost his wife as a result of the accident. Gallagher & Hagopian filed suit and obtained a Judgment well in excess of that limit. A bad faith suit was then brought in federal court resulting a large settlement in favor of our client.

$1,100,000 | Propane Explosion Case – Sarasota County, FL

Home Owners / Propane Explosion Case A Florida woman was severely burned on her arms and legs when a fire/explosion broke out in the home she was cleaning due to a propane gas leak from the home owner’s pool heating mechanism. The propane gas servicing company failed to properly inspect the underground tank for leaks causing the explosion and the injury to the woman.

$1,100,000 | Wrongful Death of a minor vehicle passenger/ dangerous intersection | Manatee County

Our minor client was riding as a passenger in a friend’s vheicle, when a large pickup truck struck the passenger’s side at a high rate of speed in rural Manatee county at a highly traveeled well-known dangerous intersection. The impact was fatal. G & H were able to obtain a 1.1 million dollar settlement for his family before litigation.

$1,050,000 | Private Plane Crash – Sarasota County, FL

Plane Crash / Settlement Our client suffered incapacitating injuries to his legs and is wheelchair bound due to an accident while riding as a passenger in an uninsured private plane. The pilot was flying the plane in a reckless manner when the plane malfunctioned and crashed. After we took the defendants to court, the pilot’s estate was forced to pay over $1,000,000.

$1,000,000 | Bicycle Accident – Manatee County, FL

Uninsured Motorist Settlement for Bicycle Accident. Our client was catastrophically injured while riding a bicycle when an underinsured driver carelessly went through an intersection in East Manatee County causing a serious collision between the motor vehicle and our client. Our client was thrown from the bike and landed in the roadway. Gallagher & Hagopian immediately went to our client’s insurance company and demanded payment of the policy limit based on the serious injuries and the lack of insurance of the driver of the car. Our client’s insurance company did the right thing and tendered the policy limit of $1,000,000.00 upon demand.

$825,000 | Rear End Auto Accident – Hillsborough County, FL

Rear End Auto Accident / Multiple Surgeries A lawsuit resulted in a substantial recovery at mediation for our client who was rear ended at high speed and required neck, back and shoulder surgeries.

$800,000 | Head On Collision – Manatee County, FL

Head On Collision / Multiple Surgeries Head on collision by a trailer that detached from a pick-up truck.

$750,000 | Auto Accident – Hillsborough County, FL

Auto Accident A Tampa radio morning show disc jockey was severely injured on his way to work when someone ran a red light and t-boned his vehicle. The insurance company of the driver who ran the light tried to deny fault rather than paying the policy limit of merely $25,000.00. A bad faith lawsuit was later brought resulting in a settlement for our client.

$747,636 | Motorcycle accident/ Jury Verdict/Judgement plus Bad Faith | Manatee County

When our client was badly injured in a motorcycle accident and the insurance company refused to pay it’s 100,000 policy limit, G & H took the case this case to trial. The jury returned a verdict of more than $700,000.00. A bad faith lawsuit was filed and a confidential settlement followed shortly thereafter.

$500,000 policy limits settlement – Pre-suit | Rear-end collision/ Husband and Wife – Neck and Back Herniations/ Surgery | Manatee County

Our clients were struck from behind and both suffered neck and back disk herniations in the collision, although it was a minor impact.
G & H obtained an award of $500,000. This was a policy limits settlement.

$500,000 | Minor client injured on ATV – Premises Liability/ Negligent Supervision | Sarasota County

Our minor client was permitted to ride an ATV without proper adult supervision and accidentally ran into a tree. He received multiple injuries requiring surgery. A settlement of $500,000.00 was reached in favor of our client against the homeowner’s insurance company.

$485,000 | Commercial Vehicle crash/ Pickup Trucks/ Spine Surgery | Desoto County

When our client was travelling in his personal vehicle, he was struck by a commercial truck that ran a stop sign sustained neck and back injuries. Our client underwent neck surgery following the crash. The initial offer from the insurance company was $38,000.00. Following litigation of the matter in the Desoto County court, the case was settled at Mediation in favor of our client for $485,000.

$400,000 Policy Limits | Rear-end Collision with Pick-up Truck/ Multiple Surgeries | Sarasota County

Our client was rear-ended on Fruitville road in Sarasota. The insurance companies for both the Defendant and her own insurance company initially refused to make any offers. After years of fighting on her behalf G & H was able to obtain the policy limits of both the Defendant and her own uninsured motorist carriers.

$275,000 | Mother and Daughter injured by head on collision – Drunk Driver | Manatee County

Our clients were struck head on by a drunk driver carrying a policy limit of only $25,000.00 per person. The carrier refused to pay this amount. After litigating the matter for approximately one year, G & H was able to obtain a settlement for Mother and Daughter of $275,000.00.

$250,000 | Vehicle collision and Denial of Liability by Commercial Vehicle | Lee County

When our client was badly injured after being hit by a commercial truck, the insurance company for the defendant denied liability for causing the accident. G & H filed suit against the company and the insurance company settled this matter on the eve of trial for the amount of $250,000.00.

*These are only a small sample size of some of our firm’s larger cases. All cases are different. This is only to provide potential clients with examples of cases and results.

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