Represent Client in First Party Bad Faith Claim from Auto Accident

The firm represented a national insurance company in a first party bad faith claim arising from an auto accident. In evaluating his underinsured motorist (UIM) claim, the insurer rejected a spinal outpatient surgery he had done claiming it was controversial and not recommended by the mainstream medical community. A jury ultimately entered a verdict exceeding his UIM limits. The insured claimed the insurer had acted in bad faith in its handling and evaluation of the claim, utilizing protocols intended to maximize company profits at the expense of the insureds and claimants. The claim was settled prior to trial.