A jury has ordered American Physicians Insurance Corp. to pay $3.8 million for acting in bad faith by delaying payment on a claim it knew its client was liable for, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Court records show that American Physicians Assurance Corp. initially offered the plaintiff $75,000 despite estimating her injuries to be worth $1 million. Daniels was left permanently disabled after her doctor botched a cosmetic procedure he suggested she have while she underwent a hysterectomy. Full Article
In Georgia, if an insurer denies the claim of its insured based on inadequate evidence or based on inadequate investigation, it may be properly inferred by a judge or jury that such denial of payment of the claim was made in bad faith. Once this is established, the insurer who acts in bad faith is liable to the insured for damages, a statutory penalty and attorneys’ fees.
As experienced injury lawyers, we deal with many insurance companies. Many of them are guilty of bad faith by not adequately protecting the interests of their insureds. Attorney Robert J. Fleming has had great successes in helping seriously injured clients fully recover for their injuries. We do this by thoroughly investigating every case. Many times, this involves making a time-sensitive demand on their insurance company to pay the policy limits or face a suit for bad faith, in addition to the suit for damages the the insured client has suffered due to negligence. please contact us so that we can help properly evaluate your case.
Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and would like discuss your case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.