County-insurer Refuses to Pay Judgment

In December 2004, a man was severely injured when the tire of his car got caught on a six-inch lip on the roadside and he lost control crashing into a guardrail that impaled the vehicle. The man was left with a amputated left leg and an almost severed left arm. He sued the county that was responsible for maintaining the road, and won a verdict of $31 million.

Days after the verdict, the county’s insurer sued the county claiming that it should not have to pay because the county’s attorney did not properly prepare for trial or adequately update the insurance company. The county claims that the case was handled properly and that the insurance company only voiced its concerns after the verdict. Meanwhile, the man continues to have pain from the accident and cannot receive the medical treatment he needs until the judgement is paid.

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