Auto Accident Colorado
Insurance Company Delaying Tactics Didn’t Work
Brenda A. was hit head-on by an uninsured driver trying to beat a yellow light. She suffered complicated injuries to her jaw, neck and back, as well as a mild brain injury. Because the other driver had no insurance, Dianne Sawaya filed a claim with Brenda’s own insurance company. But the insurer – her own insurer – used delaying tactics and tried to put pressure on Brenda by refusing to settle for anything other than a small amount. Brenda’s case came close the statute of limitations (the time by which a claim must be settled or a lawsuit filed) and still the insurance company refused to settle. Dianne Sawaya informed the insurer that not only would she file a lawsuit against them for the money they owed her client, but she would file another lawsuit for bad faith tactics in dealing with their own client. The insurance company saw the light and settled with Brenda.