CASE STUDY: Bad Faith – Auto Accident

Total awarded (including attorneys fees) exceeded $11,000,000 in St. Lucie County



A surviving parent of a female college student


A college student


St. Lucie County

Settlement Amount

$8,000,000 + $3,000,000 (confidential global settlement) 

Type Of Claim

Auto Crash Bad Faith

The Accident:

A female college student was a passenger in an automobile crash and passed away.

The Damages:

Wrongful Death  


The defendant caused a backup in traffic and the victim was struck from behind. The insurance policy was only for $25,000 and the insurance company acted in bad faith by refusing to pay the policy limits. 


The case was tried and ultimately settled during a bad faith trial for $8,000,000+ (including attorneys fees). There was an additional $3,000,000 settlement before suit. 

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