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$132,500 Recovery on $25,000 Policy

G. Y. was rear-ended by Kyle Jurgens, who held a $25,000 policy of insurance. Mr. Y. ultimately underwent cervical spinal surgery with discectomy and fusion. The Jurgens’ insurer, Allstate, refused to tender the limits of insurance presuit, and ultimately paid the sum of $112,500 at mediation due to bad faith exposure. An additional $20,000 was paid by Mr. Y.’s underinsured motorist carrier.

$200,000 Recovery on $25,000 Policy

G. H. was rear-ended in his family van by Lisa Lipfield, who held a $25,000 policy of insurance. So great was the impact, that Mr. H. ultimately underwent cervical spinal surgery with discectomy and fusion. Ms. Lipfield’s insurer, Allstate, refused to tender the limits of insurance presuit, and ultimately paid the sum of $150,000 at mediation due to bad faith exposure. An additional $50,000 was paid by Mr. H.’s underinsured motorist carrier.

$275,000 Recovery on $25,000 Uninsured Motorist Policy

Mr. S. sustained a herniated disk in his neck faith case. resulting from a rear-end automobile collision. The Tortfeasor was without insurance and, therefore, Mr. S. filed a claim against his Uninsured Motorist Carrier. This case was settled in suit, after Mr. S. underwent cervical spine surgery.

$610,000 Recovery on $10,000 Policy

N. O. was a 14 year-old passenger in her Grandparent’s car being driven by her father when he lost control and hit a tree. As a result, N.O. was paralyzed from the mid-chest down. The Defendant’s insurance company failed to investigate the matter for nearly one year pre-suit, and failed to timely offer their $10,000 limits of bodily injury coverage. As a result, N.O. sued her father and grandparents. Under Florida law, her recovery was limited to the policy amount as to her father, and to $600,000 as to her grandparents. The insurance carrier made the business decision to pay these capped amounts rather than litigate the inevitable bad faith case.

$900,000 Judgment on $25,000 Policy

B. P. suffered severe brain injuries in a terrible automobile accident. Mr. P.’sright of way was violated by Sharon Turner, who was under the influence of multiple medications, including psychotropics. Ms. Turner’s insurance company failed to tender payment of her $25,000 policy of insurance presuit, resulting in a bad-faith lawsuit which subsequently settled for a confidential amount.

$8,500,000 Judgment on $10,000 Policy

T. H. was 12 years old when he darted out into traffic in front of Bernice Volz, who was speeding and failed to take any evasive action until after her vehicle struck and ran over T.H., eviscerating and paralyzing him from the mid-chest down. Ms. Volz’s insurance company failed to tender payment of her $10,000 policy of insurance presuit, resulting in a bad-faith lawsuit which subsequently settled for a confidential amount