Navigating Trucking Accident Lawsuits: Your Path to Justice


If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident, you’re likely facing numerous challenges, from dealing with injuries to repairing or replacing your vehicle. Amidst all this, you might be wondering about your legal options. Gallagher & Hagopian is here to guide you through the process of pursuing a trucking accident lawsuit. With decades of experience in personal injury law, we’ve helped countless clients secure the compensation they deserve. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the essential steps of a trucking accident lawsuit, from gathering evidence to seeking justice. To get started, visit our website or call us at (941) 727-6944.

Understanding Trucking Accident Liability

In a trucking accident lawsuit, determining liability is crucial. Several parties may be held responsible:

  • Truck Driver: If the truck driver’s negligence caused the accident, they could be held liable. Common examples include driver fatigue, distracted driving, or speeding.
  • Trucking Company: Often, the trucking company shares liability, especially if they were negligent in hiring, training, or supervising their drivers. Maintenance issues with the truck may also fall under their responsibility.
  • Manufacturers: If a defective part or component of the truck contributed to the accident, the manufacturer could be held liable.
  • Other Motorists: In some cases, other drivers on the road may share fault. Your lawyer will help determine the degree of liability of each party.

Collecting Evidence

Your journey toward justice starts with gathering evidence. This includes obtaining the police report, eyewitness statements, and any available video footage. In addition, our legal team at Gallagher & Hagopian will work to secure the truck’s black box data, maintenance records, and the driver’s logbook. These pieces of evidence are crucial in establishing liability and building a strong case.

Seeking Medical Treatment

Your health should always be a top priority. Seeking immediate medical attention not only ensures your well-being but also provides a record of your injuries. It’s essential to follow your doctor’s advice and keep detailed records of all medical expenses, including hospital bills, medications, and rehabilitation costs. This information will be vital when calculating the compensation you deserve.

Calculating Damages

Trucking accidents can lead to extensive physical, emotional, and financial damages. At Gallagher & Hagopian, we’ll work with you to calculate the full extent of your losses. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and even future costs related to your injuries.

Negotiating with Insurers

Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming. Insurers often try to minimize payouts, which is why having an experienced attorney from Gallagher & Hagopian by your side is essential. We’ll handle all communication with the insurance companies, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Filing a Lawsuit

If negotiations with the insurance company don’t lead to a fair settlement, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. This legal action demonstrates our commitment to pursuing justice for our clients. Rest assured that Gallagher & Hagopian has the expertise and resources to take your case to court.

The Litigation Process

The litigation process can be lengthy, but our team will be with you every step of the way. We’ll engage in discovery, gather additional evidence, and prepare for trial. Throughout this process, our primary goal remains the same: securing the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Trial Preparation

Our experienced trial attorneys will meticulously prepare your case for court. We’ll strategize, analyze the evidence, and ensure that you’re ready to present your side of the story effectively. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering, and we’ll work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome.

Trial and Advocacy

When your case goes to trial, you can trust Gallagher & Hagopian to be your advocates in the courtroom. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators who will passionately represent your interests. We’ll present your case persuasively, cross-examine witnesses, and make compelling arguments to the judge and jury.

Contact Gallagher & Hagopian Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, don’t face the legal complexities alone. Gallagher & Hagopian is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Visit our website or call us at (941) 727-6944 to schedule a free consultation. Let us fight for your rights and help you navigate the path to justice.

At Gallagher & Hagopian, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a trucking accident can take on your life. Our dedicated legal team is committed to seeking justice on your behalf. Contact us today to start your journey toward the compensation and closure you deserve.