The at-fault driver’s insurer paid the $250,000 limits on his policy. But when the plaintiff sought compensation under his own insurance policy’s underinsured motorist coverage, the insurer fought hard to not pay. The insurance company said because there was only $700 in damage to his truck, the plaintiff couldn’t possibly have suffered that many injuries. After a lot of delaying tactics and run-around, it offered a small amount that barely covered the rest of the plaintiff’s medical costs.
The plaintiff sued the insurance company, which promptly withdrew its already tiny offer and instead offered the plaintiff $1. Bad move. The jury awarded the plaintiff a whole lot more than that, and because the insurance company showed bad faith in its delays and dealings with the plaintiff, Colorado law allowed the judgment to be doubled. The final amount: $1.5 million.
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