Our attorneys settled a case that began when a gentleman on a motorcycle was forced to lay his bike down on the road when a bus made an illegal left-hand turn in front of our client, who had the right-of-way. The client did not initially hire our law firm and, instead, went to an attorney who was quickly rebuffed by the bus company’s insurance company. The was that the bus had just been purchased and had not yet been reported as part of the company’s fleet to the insurance company. The VIN was not yet part of the insurance package or declarations page. In rejecting the obligation to make a payment for the injuries the client suffered, the insurance company claimed that because the bus was new and had not yet been listed on the declarations page of the insurance policy that it was an uncovered vehicle and that no insurance would be applicable. They, therefore, declined to agree they were responsible for his injuries or make any payment.
When the client finally retained our law firm our attorneys knew, immediately, that the issue as to whether the bus was part of the declarations page or insurance package was not important because Georgia law places certain obligations upon this commercial carrier to insure this bus, even if it was brand new, and had not been reported to the insurance company. We were able to, quickly, show the insurance company the appropriate law in Georgia that would govern their conduct and, quickly, thereafter, were able to settle our client’s case.
We share this example with you because we feel that it is indicative of our law firm’s tenacity in pursuing cases that other lawyers have either abandoned or do not have the appropriate appreciation of the issues and nuances related to common carriers and truck accidents as we do. And our refusal to be bluffed or bullied by insurance companies through their usual tactics.