Savannah Insurance Litigation Attorney

Helping Clients Face Big Insurance Companies

Personal injury cases often involve insurance coverage, especially when parties cannot agree on liability. In these cases, liability is often decided through court. At Brooks Law Office, our Savannah personal injury lawyer Eugene “Gene” C. Brooks represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, contractors, and more throughout Chatham County and in coastal Georgia.

To schedule your free in-person consultation, call Brooks Law Office at (912) 348-5188.

Denials & Insurance Disputes

Even though you pay your monthly fees, insurance companies are first and foremost in the business of making money from premium payments made in good faith by reducing the amount paid out in claims. There is a fine line, however, between misinterpretation of what a client is owed and fraudulently denying claims. Bad faith insurance law offers a number of protections for policy holders and our Savannah insurance litigation lawyer can examine your claims, the terms of your insurance, and other pertinent circumstances in order to determine if the company has a history of denying similar claims when you have been wrongly denied.

Case Study 1:

Client: Church

Location: Savannah, GA

Matter: Faulty construction and defective materials

Facts: A congregation built a wood framed church building that was clad with synthetic stucco. The synthetic stucco held water and rotted the wood frame in places. The moisture also attracted termites to the wet wood. An investigation into the construction of the church found that the manufacturer’s directions had not been followed and that the product itself was defective. The investigation also revealed that the building had structural problems.

Result: The case was tried to a jury and the jury returned a verdict of $500,000 in the first trial. The court ordered a new trial and a second jury awarded $350,000.

Case Study 2:

Client: Contractor

Location: Chatham County, GA

Matter: Nonpayment of costs of repair

Facts: A hotel roof was damaged by a severe summer wind and rain storm. The water from the damage ran down three stories of the hotel. The insurance company retained an adjuster who contacted a contractor to repair the hotel. When the work was almost complete, the insurance company denied the claim, asserting that the hotel owner had misrepresented prior damage to the hotel. As soon as the contractor learned that a coverage issue existed, the contractor secured the hotel and left the worksite. Contractor sued the hotel owner, the adjusting company and the insurance company for the estimated value of the work performed. The court dismissed the adjusting company but allowed the case to proceed to trial against the hotel owner and the insurance company.

Result: The case settled favorably just before jury selection.

Case Study 3:

Client: Car Owner

Location: Savannah, GA

Matter: Nonpayment of costs of repair

Facts: Car owner had purchased insurance for her car that included comprehensive damage coverage. Her car was vandalized. The insurance company inspected the car and wrote an estimate for repair. When car owner took the car to the repair shop of her choice, the repair costs were several times the amount of the insurance company estimate. The insurance company did not inspect the car while at the repair shop and did not request or review any photographs taken by the repair shop. When the repairs were completed, the insurance company refused to pay for the repair costs.

Result: Our Savannah insurance litigation attorney successfully persuaded the jury to award the car owner her repair costs, a bad faith penalty, and attorney fees.

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