Verdicts: Doe-2 v. Roe-2 Insurance Company
Biren Law Group has handled numerous cases against difficult insurance
companies and is not afraid to stand up for our clients. In our 40+ years
of representing plaintiffs, we have successfully recovered hundreds of
more than half a billion of dollars. Review one of our key bad faith insurance case results
below to learn more about our past experience and proven track record
Insurance Company Settles Bad Faith Case for $2.85 Million
While driving the company truck, Doe-2's employee rear-ended a smaller
car. The other driver brought suit against Doe-2 and his family corporation,
claiming multiple orthopedic injuries, brain damage, and traumatic epilepsy.
The other driver was willing to settle with Doe-2's insurance company
for the policy limits of $500,000; later, reduced to $325,000. However,
despite this lowered settlement, the insurance carrier refused and forced
the case to trial. A jury awarded the driver a $1.95 million judgment
against Doe-2. When pre-judgment interest and expert costs were added,
the total verdict reached an even higher amount of $2.5 million.
Biren Law Group brought suit on behalf of Doe-2 and his family against
his insurance company. The firm proved—through extensive discovery—that
the insurance carrier had failed to act in good faith both by failing
to settle within policy limits and later by not paying the excess judgment.
Biren Law Group also developed evidence that Doe-2, a recovering alcoholic,
had resumed drinking as a direct result of the financial stress created
by the judgment against him.
After extensive litigation, the insurance company capitulated and agreed
to pay off the remainder of the underlying judgment and to pay Doe-2 an
additional $850,000 as compensation for his emotional damages.
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