Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4
Results 31 to 33 of 33
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: Sued Twice for the Same Accident - Will a Jury Be Able to See Through This Scam

    Well, the rental company lawyer is represeting my insurer and the rental company. So, there is only 1 defense lawyer but apparetly, he needs toe go ahead from the insurance company before he can begin hi low settlement.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    98,846

    Default Re: Sued Twice for the Same Accident - Will a Jury Be Able to See Through This Scam

    If the plaintiff is willing to enter into a high-low arbitration with a high of $25,000, your own insurance company would presumably be happy with an arbitration agreement that effectively lets it off the hook. But if the insurance company wants your auto insurance to kick in toward a potential resolution that exceeds $25,000, even if the "low" is significantly lower, it will need your insurance company's agreement.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: Sued Twice for the Same Accident - Will a Jury Be Able to See Through This Scam

    6 months later-the update is it is likely to go to trial in summer. Here are the new facts:

    A) the defense lawyer has valued the case at 65-85k
    B) as per the defense Doctor the accident might be responsible for gangilion cyst which reqd a surgery
    C) the defense lawyer thinks that since trial is in a plaintiff friendly jurisdiction, there is a possibility that verdict may exceed limits.
    D) the defense lawyer - who is representing both the rental and my insurance company- has recommended an arbitration
    E) the plaintiff and the rental company are prepared for a binding hi low arbitration within the limits
    but my insurance company is not
    F) As the case could be disposed pursuant to a binding high low arbitration - which my insurance company is not prepared for- the defense lawyer has asked me to send a letter to my insurance company demanding that they settle failing which they will be fully liable for excess verdict-which I have duly done

    G) if verdict exceeds limits and my insurance company refuses to pay the full verdict, the defense lawyer feels that there is a very strong, if not a slam dunk case, for bad faith given my insurance company ignored the finding of the defense Doctor: b) ignored the advice of defense lawyer: c) refused an opportunity to settle within limits.

    Is this so? Does this mean, I can breathe a bit easy now?

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4

Similar Threads

  1. Traffic Accidents: Sued Over a Car Accident Based Upon an Error in the Police Accident Report
    By BrutusK in forum Accidents and Injuries
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2015, 11:37 AM
  2. Traffic Accidents: Being Sued for Accident
    By sondradakilla in forum Accidents and Injuries
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2011, 04:40 PM
  3. Traffic Accidents: Being Sued For Car Accident - Can She Really Win 45,000
    By julialee11 in forum Accidents and Injuries
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2008, 01:39 PM
  4. Traffic Accidents: Sued For A Car Accident
    By bluelight in forum Accidents and Injuries
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 03:16 PM
  5. Traffic Accidents: Being Sued Because of a Car Accident
    By Amander in forum Accidents and Injuries
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-04-2007, 08:14 PM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources