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Insurance Company Pays $950,000 After Mishandling Claim

Posted: May 29, 2020

After leaving a birthday party, a driver who admitted to consuming high gravity beers ran into our client who was riding a moped. Yarborough Applegate partner David Lail was able to negotiate a $950,000 settlement on our client’s behalf from the insurance company, despite the drunk driver only carrying a minimum limits liability policy.

“South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states in the country for drunk driving,” says Lail.  In fact, South Carolina ranked fifth in the country for drunk driving problems according to a recent study based on state-by-state data available on drunk driving deaths, DUI arrests, and the pervasiveness of adults who reported driving after drinking too much alcohol. “Because the adjuster didn’t appreciate the law supporting our position early in the case, we were able to collect $900,000 above the policy limits for our client.”

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a drunk driver, Yarborough Applegate is committed protecting your rights—including holding insurance companies responsible. Contact us today to learn more.

Disclaimer: Every case is unique, and prior results do not guarantee future outcomes.

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