Rear-End Car Accident
Our client was rear-ended by a driver insured by Allstate Insurance. They refused to tender the available $10,000 of insurance coverage to resolve our client’s claim and protect its own insured party. Allstate continued to refuse to resolve this matter for several years and vigorously disputed the obvious fact that its insured had caused the accident all the way through trial.
After a week-long trial, the jury awarded our client approximately $1.7 million – 170 times the limits of the Allstate Insurance policy.
Vigorously pursuing the matter after the verdict was delivered, we collected every penny of the jury’s verdict plus interest on behalf of our client.
Denied Insurance Claim
Our client submitted an insurance claim for damage caused to its commercial buildings by sinkhole activity. Their insurance carrier refused to accept the clear evidence contained in its own expert reports and denied our client’s claim in its entirety.
We were able to obtain the insurance company’s payment of $1,600,000 in full resolution of the matter. This amount was over 3 times the insurance company’s offered repairs and nearly 60% over a previous appraisal estimation of damages.
Denied Insurance Claim
After a long battle with a multi-building apartment complex’s insurance company, we obtained a settlement for nearly double the amount of money initially offered to resolve a damage claim from possible sinkhole activity. With these funds, the building owners were finally able to fully repair the damage to their buildings.
Our client came to us because his insurance claim for sinkhole damage had been denied by State Farm Insurance Company. Prior to our involvement in the case, State Farm had paid two separate experts to render opinions that our client’s house had not been affected by sinkhole activity, despite the fact that several other homes in the neighborhood – including his immediate neighbor’s home – had been confirmed as sinkhole-damaged properties. State Farm had also obtained a “neutral evaluator” who gave the requested opinion that the property had not been affected by sinkhole activity.
After presenting the case to a jury during a weeklong trial, the jury agreed with us that sinkhole activity was the cause of damage to our client’s property. The court awarded our client an amount of money equal to 150 percent of his insurance policy limits, plus accrued interest on that amount from the date the claim was filed and additional amounts for attorney’s fees and costs.
Our client was the passenger of a car involved in a multi-vehicle accident. As a direct result of the defendant’s negligent operation of his motor vehicle, our client suffered significant injuries to her neck and back, which ultimately led to her having to undergo complicated surgery in an effort to alleviate her pain.
After aggressively pursuing a claim against the insurance company and building a substantial case on behalf of our client, we were able to successfully obtain a critical and substantial recovery.
This allowed our client to obtain the medical care she needed and to put her life back together after this horrific accident.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Our client was rear-ended by the driver of a pick-up truck. The force of this action severely injured our client’s neck so much so that she had to undergo surgery in an effort to alleviate the pain she was experiencing. After long and contentious litigation, we were finally able to obtain a settlement of $325,000 for our client’s injuries.
Our client was rear-ended by the negligent driver of a large automobile. As the result of this accident, our client incurred a substantial amount of injuries to his lower back and the limitations set forth by these injuries put his military career in jeopardy. After vigorously pursuing the insurance company of the negligent driver and proving our willingness to take this case to trial, we were able to obtain a $250,000.00 settlement for our client.
Denied Insurance Claim
When our clients submitted their damage claim to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Citizens quickly hired a group of “pocket” engineers and geologists who rendered the opinion that our clients’ damage was not covered under the policy. This claim was then submitted to the Neutral Evaluation process, and the Neutral Evaluator also rendered the opinion that our clients’ loss was not covered under the policy.
After a four day jury trial, the jury ultimately rendered a verdict in favor of our clients and awarded our clients every penny that we asked for in our closing arguments. Even beyond awarding our clients everything we asked for, the jury then hand wrote onto their verdict form some additional damages which we had (apparently) convinced them to award to our clients!
Sinkhole Damage Claim
Upon our clients’ initial presentation of their claim, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation acknowledged that our clients’ home had been damaged by sinkhole activity, but forced our clients to perform the inadequate repairs set forth by Citizens’ chosen engineers. Despite Citizens’ spending almost the entire policy limits forcing inadequate repairs upon our clients and the home continuing to incur structural damage – Citizens refused to offer any additional repairs or resolution to our clients.
We aggressively pursued Citizens for the additional repairs necessary to fully restore the home until – a week before the jury trial – Citizens agreed to tender the entire policy limits (with no deduction for previous payments), plus an additional $50,000.00. With these funds, our clients will finally be able to restore their home to its pre-loss condition.
Denied Insurance Claim
After noticing a substantial amount of damage to their home in Brooksville, our clients placed a sinkhole damage claim with their insurance company, Tower Hill Select Insurance Company. Instead of honoring the claim, Tower Hill Select Insurance Company chose to deny our clients’ claim and to force our clients to file a lawsuit in order to obtain the benefit of their insurance policy. Throughout the five day trial of this matter, Tower Hill presented numerous expert witnesses who were clearly biased towards the insurance company, and our firm worked hard to demonstrate this bias to the jury. Furthermore, our firm also had the task of demonstrating that the Neutral Evaluator – who also testified that the home had not been damaged by sinkhole activity – was not “neutral” at all, considering over 90% of his yearly revenue was from insurance companies!
After a five day jury trial in Hernando County, the jury awarded our clients the full amount of their damages to repair their home. Since we were the prevailing party in the case, Tower Hill was also responsible for not only the payment of all of the attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the prosecution of the matter, but also interest on the full amount of the jury award.