$433,000 Jury Verdict in Bad Faith Claim Against Defendant Insurer in Bicycle Injury Case

Brian Squire hit a bicycle rider while driving his car. The bicyclist died from injuries six months later.

GEICO, Squire’s automobile insurer, never offered the bicyclist or his estate Squire’s $300,000 policy limits or attempted to settle with the decedent’s estate and family.

In addition, the insurer, GEICO, allowed several settlement offers by the estate and family of the bicyclist to expire.

A trial then took place, and the jury signed a verdict for more than $603,400 against Squire to which the court added attorney fees.

Squire sued GEICO alleging bad faith. The Squire case alleged that GEICO chose not to exercise good faith, make timely settlement decisions and advise Squire of the steps he might take to avoid an excess judgment.

In the bad faith lawsuit, the jury entered a verdict in favor of Squire in the amount of $432,900.

The attorney successfully handling this bad faith claim and lawsuit was Judd G. Rosen.

Squire v. Government Employees Insurance Co., No. 2012 CA 030975 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Miami-Dade County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling bad faith insurance lawsuits, catastrophic injury cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, birth trauma injury cases and truck accident cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the negligence of another for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Bellwood, Bolingbrook, Chicago (Canaryville, Hyde Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Rogers Park, Gresham, Lawndale, Englewood, South Loop, Little Italy, South Chicago, Chinatown), Naperville, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Winnetka, Glenview, Northfield, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove and Calumet City, Ill.

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