Wittmer & Linehan Thwart Insurance Company’s Illegal Tactics, Secure Six Figures for Injured Client
Due to a confidentiality agreement, the names of our client and her insurer have been omitted from this case review.
Jane Doe was injured in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver. Fortunately, Jane and her husband had made the prudent decision to include $25,000 of valuable uninsured motorist coverage when they purchased their auto insurance policy.
Jane received treatment from several doctors, and finally she was evaluated by a surgeon who recommended a cervical fusion for the injuries incurred in the accident. With the surgery she still needed, the total cost of Jane’s medical care was approaching $100,000.
Wittmer & Linehan were retained to assist Jane in the resolution of her uninsured motorist claim. Her complete medical records and other information were forwarded to her insurer with an offer to settle Jane’s claim in exchange for a tender of her $25,000 policy benefit.
Jane’s insurer refused the settlement offer. In their letter, they argued that all of Jane’s medical problems were related to “degenerative conditions,” and extended a counter-offer of $10,000. In response to the insurance company’s willful neglect of duty to their insured, we filed suit.
During the discovery process for this case, Wittmer & Linehan requested that the insurance company forward any medical evaluations to substantiate their claim that Jane’s condition was related to degeneration. Jane’s insurer did not possess any of these, having failed to submit her records to a medical doctor. Wittmer | Linehan demonstrated that Jane’s insurer had violated Florida law, which requires insurers to evaluate and settle claims at the earliest opportunity. Faced with the bleak prospect of an even larger judgment entered against them, Jane’s insurer settled the case with Wittmer & Linehan PLLC for a large six-figure sum.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, and you’re not getting the fair treatment that you deserve from an insurance company, Wittmer & Linehan have what it takes to expose bad faith and put power back in your hands. For a free consultation, please call us at 941-263-8314 or send us a message through our web contact form.