Practice Area: Car Accidents
Outcome: Multi-Million Dollar Verdict
Description: A 65 year old husband was driving his car northbound on Krome Avenue, in Miami-Dade County, when a Southbound car crossed the center line, striking his car and causing his death. His widow sought the representation of Stewart G. Greenberg to help her and her family deal with the tragic loss of life. Although the insurer for the driver and owner only had $10,000 in Bodily Injury Coverage, the insurance company failed to tender the funds for over three months. After suit was filed, a check for $10,000 was delivered to Greenberg & Stone. Mr. Greenberg promptly returned the check stating that the tender was untimely. Discovery & litigation ensued and a jury trial was held wherein the jury awarded the widow over $2.6 million. After the verdict was read, and while the parties were still in Court, one of the defense lawyers came over to Mr. Greenberg and said, â€œyour client will never see a single dime.â€ Thereafter, a Bad faith claim was filed against the insurance company. The defense lawyer was a prophet. The defense lawyer was correct as a â€œsingle dimeâ€ was not paid, but, rather 200,000,000 million dimes ($2 million) were paid by the insurance carrier in the end!