Howell v. Allstate

David Scott Blair

Case Conclusion Date:November 7, 2011

Practice Area:Insurance

Outcome:Total verdict of $235,000

Description:Client sustained brain injury, settled against responsible party's policy limits of $25,000. Client then submitted an undersinsured motorist claim to Allstate requesting her $100,000 policy limits. Allstate refused, and offered only $10,000. Plaintiff sued Allstate under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA). Allstate later paid the limits of $100,000 and requested that the case be dismissed. Plaintiff refused and proceeded to trial for damages under IFCA related to Allstate waiting a year to pay her policy limits of $100,000. Jury awarded a total of $45,500 in delay damages, and allstate Ordered to pay $190,000 in attorneys fees and costs.