Insurance Bad Faith

SOUTH CAROLINA INSURANCE BAD FAITH ATTORNEYS

When you pay an insurance premium—for your home, long-term care, or business—your insurer is expected to hold up its end of the bargain should you need to make a claim. When that time comes, you’re likely already experiencing a difficult situation. But these scenarios can quickly turn to nightmares when an insurance company places its own interests ahead of the needs of its policyholders. At Yarborough Applegate, we represent victims against insurance companies that have acted in bad faith to deny legitimate claims. We’ve even written the book on it.

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Settlement
$11.7 Million

Insurance Bad Faith Settlement

After a motor vehicle collision left her with catastrophic injuries, a woman settled with State Farm for $11.7 million—after the insurer initially refused to tender its liability limits of $95,000.

Settlement
$10 Million

Default Caused by Insurance Company Leads to Settlement

Woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a vehicle in a pedestrian crosswalk settles for $10 million.

Settlement
$8 Million

Insurance Bad Faith

Yarborough Applegate obtained this settlement in U.S. District Court from Bankers Standard Insurance Company in a first-party bad faith case brought by one of its policyholders.

Settlement
$3 Million

School Fight Bad Faith Settlement

A high school sophomore, was seriously injured when his head struck a concrete floor during a fight at school. We filed a lawsuit against the attacker for negligently causing his injuries.

Settlement
$975,000

Insurance Bad Faith Settlement

After leaving a West Ashley bar, a grossly intoxicated driver attempted to return home to North Charleston, but entered the interstate in the wrong direction of travel. He plowed head-on into another driver’s vehicle, which totaled the car and caused significant bodily injuries, projected to have long-term and lasting impacts.

Settlement
$950,000

Insurance Bad Faith / Motor Vehicle Collision Settlement

After leaving a birthday party, a driver who admitted to consuming high-gravity beers ran over our client, who was driving a moped. Our client was airlifted to a trauma center and suffered permanent injuries. The at-fault driver had only $50,000 of insurance coverage, but we were able to recover an additional $900,000 from the insurance company because of negligent claim handling.

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We had the opportunity to work alongside Yarborough Applegate on a complex catastrophic injury case where our client was paralyzed. It was truly like working with the masters in their field, watching them transform a good case into a multi-million-dollar settlement for a very deserving client and her family. Law Office of John Redmann, New Orleans, LA Edward Moreno
Trial Lawyer David Lail is a born litigator and one of the best that I have ever seen in 37 years of practicing law. I have associated with him and the Yarborough and Applegate Firm on multiple occasions with outstanding results and very satisfied and happy clients. Excellence is David’s minimum standard. David has obtained verdicts and his firm has obtained settlement amounts that most lawyers hope for in their dreams! Just as important, he and his firm are all very nice people. Trial Lawyer Carl B. Grant
My law firm has been fortunate to co-counsel with Yarborough Applegate on several large wrongful death and personal injury cases. Due to the size and complexity of the cases, I would’ve been unable to handle such large cases on my own since I was a growing personal injury firm with a small staff. Since our first case together, Liam Duffy and the Yarborough Applegate team have worked with me every step of the way, allowed me to learn from their experience, and have handled every deposition, motion, and issue tactically. They have the experience, skill, man-power, professionalism, and war chest to go toe-to-toe with the largest corporations in the world. David W. Martin Law Group, Rock Hill, SC David Martin
It was my firm's pleasure to have Yarborough, Applegate Attorneys at Law and specifically David Lail, Esq. serve as co-counsel. Their firm's and Attorney Lail's professionalism and knowledge were very instrumental in obtaining great results for my client. I look forward to associating their firm in the future." Attorney, Maree Law Firm, P.A., Walterboro, SC Gerald A. Maree
There are not words to express how phenomenal this law firm is. We had a long, complicated case and the attorneys of Yarborough Applegate won a life changing settlement for our family. They were extremely accessible to us any time we had questions and kept us informed every step of the way. On top of their knowledge and expertise, we felt they were truly personally invested in our family. In fact, they have continued to stay in touch with us after settling the case. Highly recommend! Shelly P.
News & Events
Wrongful Death at Rock Hill Daycare Leads to $16 Million Settlement and Safety Changes 

On the eve of trial, Yarborough Applegate secured a $16 million settlement for the parents of a six-month-old infant who died after being improperly placed on his side for a nap at a South Carolina daycare.

Image of the cover of Yarborough Applegate's new book, Dealing with Objections to Written Discovery by Liam Duffy and John Dodds IV
Yarborough Applegate Attorneys Liam Duffy and John Dodds Publish Dealing with Objections to Written Discovery

Duffy and Dodds hope the first-of-its-kind release will continue to educate the state Bar and Judiciary on the impropriety of written discovery obstruction and gamesmanship by providing a picture of the judicial landscape on those issues across the state.

Liam Duffy presents at SCAJ's Advanced Trial Lawyers College in Atlanta
Enhancing Case Value Through Technology: Attorney Liam Duffy Presents at SCAJ’s Advanced Trial Lawyers College

Several hundred fellow trial lawyers and other legal professionals attended the seminar, including his talk on “Tech-Savvy Tips for Enhancing Case Value & Improving Evidence Presentations.” 

Yarborough Applegate Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Megan M. Early-Soppa

Most recently a partner at Moseley Marcinak Law Group and having honed her skills navigating complex insurance defense cases, Early-Soppa brings extensive experience in trucking and transportation litigation to the plaintiffs’ side.

A Legacy Case, a Tenacious Team, and a Stronger Community: Yarborough Applegate Reflects on 2023

As we close the books on 2023, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the dedicated and passionate team here at Yarborough Applegate, and share some of our longstanding community partners you might be inspired to support this season of giving.

Holiday Celebrations and Social Host Liability: What You Need to Know

With the holiday party season at its peak, now is a great time to refresh on what everyone should know about safe alcohol service in South Carolina.

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