After threatening to file a lawsuit, I just settled the Underinsured Motorists portion of a client’s case for his policy limits (maximum) of $25,000.00. His company’s first offer was $0.
This payment is in addition to the policy limits of $25,000.00 I made the insurance company for the driver who side swiped him on Jacksboro Highway pay, after it initially argued that this was a sudden emergency caused by traffic stopping or that the property damage was not significant, and I threatened to file suit.
My client bulged his L5/S1 disc in his low back and fractured a bone in his right “pinkie” finger. His injuries and large medical bills (many of which were paid by health insurance) and lost wages made this a case I would have been happy to try in court, if necessary.