Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have successfully fought to win large verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims and their families.
Our Clients’ Largest Verdicts & Settlements
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.
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.
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.
When our client was sexually violated and assaulted during a massage at a local well-known massage establishment, G&H were able to obtain the companies’ full policy limits after protracted and highly contested litigation just prior to the trial of the matter.
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
When our clients’ family was involved with a horrific crash with a drunk driver who had no personal liability insurance nor personal assets, G&H took over after several other lawyers dropped the matter due to the difficulty of proving the case. Despite this uphill battle, G&H were able to obtain a $2,000,000.00 insurance policy limits settlement following extensive litigation against the drinking establishment where the drunk driver had been that day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our minor client was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle, when a large pickup truck struck their vehicle at a high rate of speed at a busy well-known dangerous intersection. Unfortunately, the impact was fatal. G&H were able to recovery $1,1000,000.00 for the family.
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.
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.
Client was traveling on SR 64 in Bradenton when he was t-boned by tow-truck that a ran stop sign. Client had to undergo both neck and back surgeries as a result of the crash. Defendant refused to make any reasonable offer to settle so GHPL filed suit and took the case to trial resulting in a significant jury verdict after a weeklong jury trial.
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.
Head On Collision / Multiple Surgeries Head on collision by a trailer that detached from a pick-up truck.
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.
When our client was badly injured in a motorcycle accident and the insurance company refused to pay their $100,000 policy limits, G&H took the case to trial. The jury returned a verdict of $649,803.00 and the court awarded costs and attorney fees for a total judgment of $747,636.57, nearly 7.5 times the insurance policy limits. A bad faith lawsuit was filed to enforce the judgment, and a confidential settlement followed shortly thereafter.
The verdict was awarded to a 70-year-old man in Bradenton, who crashed his motorcycle into a pickup truck that was pulling directly into his path.
When a commercial waste disposal truck came to a stop and knocked our client sideways. He then had to undergo various surgeries on his spine and jaw joints. The company that owns the truck reached an agreement with the injured person without having to go to court.
An uninsured motorist’s insurance company refused to pay the $ 25,000.00 policy limit after our client had been recommended for spinal surgery.
Our clients were struck from behind and both suffered neck and back disk herniations in the collision. Although it was a minor impact, both clients required spinal surgery. G&H obtained a pre-suit policy limits settlement of $500,000.00.
Our minor client was permitted to ride an ATV without proper adult supervision and accidentally ran into a tree. Client sustained multiple injuries requiring surgery. A settlement of $500,000.00 was obtained for our client against the homeowner’s insurance policy.
When our client was travelling in his personal vehicle, he was struck by a commercial truck that ran a stop sign, causing significant injuries to his neck and back. After undergoing neck surgery following the crash, the initial offer from the insurance company was merely $38,000.00. Following extensive litigation of the matter in the Desoto County court, the case was settled at Mediation in favor of our client for $485,000.00.
Our client was rear-ended on Fruitville road in Sarasota. The insurance companies for both the Defendant and our client’s own insurance company initially refused to make any offers. After years of fighting on her behalf, G&H were able to obtain the policy limits of both the Defendant and her own uninsured motorist carrier, totaling $400,000.00.
Our client was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle while stopped at a red light. Transported by ambulance to hospital. Eventually had to stop working and underwent neck surgery. When insurance company only offered $42,000.00 to settle, G&H filed suit and aggressively litigated that case and was able to eventually recover $395,000.00 for our client.
Client heading to work when Defendant ran stop-sign causing a T-bone collision and rollover. Plaintiff needed a neck fusion surgery as a result of her injuries. Suit was filed against the Defendant and his employer resulting in a significant settlement prior to trial.
Our client was struck by a commercial vehicle while riding a bicycle in a crosswalk on US 41 resulting in serious personal injuries including a broken leg. G&H was able to obtain a pre-suit recovery of $325,000.00 for the bicyclist.
Client was severely hurt while trying to cross Fruitville Road in Sarasota after getting off a city bus when he was struck by the Defendant. Defendant tried to blame our client for the accident but GHPL were able to prove that the Defendant was in fact negligent for not observing the Plaintiff in front of him.
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 were able to obtain a settlement for Mother and Daughter of $275,000.00, well in excess of the policy limits.
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 and refused to make any offer to settle. G&H filed suit against the company and the insurance company eventually settled this matter on the eve of trial for $250,000.00.
Elderly client was rear-ended on Interstate 75 by a work truck. GHPL filed suit because of the low settlement offer and conducted extensive discovery on client’s behalf. Settled on the eve of trial for significantly more than the pre-suit offer.