Doe-1 v. Roe-1 Insurance Company
Insurance Company Settles Bad Faith Case For $3.35 Million
When Doe-1's dog ran into the street from the yard of his condominium,
it caused a city truck to swerve, throwing the two gardeners out of the
back end out of the truck. One gardener sustained brain damage and the
other very serious orthopedic injuries
Lawyers for the two gardeners offered to settle for Doe-1's insurance
limits of $100,000, but his homeowner's insurance company stood on
technicalities and refused to settle. As a result, that case proceeded
to trial and a verdict for $2.6 million was returned against Doe-1. The
insurance company then paid the $100,000 policy limits, but left Doe-1
on the hook for $2.5 million more.
Biren Law Group brought a bad faith claim on behalf of Doe-1 against his
own insurance company. After proving through discovery that the insurance
company did not have good cause for initially failing to settle the case
within policy limits, the carrier settled the underlying claim by paying
the remaining $2.5 million due on the judgment and paying Doe-1 $835,000
in compensation for emotional distress.
If you believe you are dealing with an insurance bad faith issue, do not
hesitate to get in touch with our Los Angeles trial lawyers.
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