Insurance Company Pays $950,000 After Mishandling Claim
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, despite the at-fault 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.”