While insurance agents and insurance claims adjusters very well may be friendly, professional, and responsible individuals, we often remind our clients that an insurance company is not your friend after you have been injured or lost a family member in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident.
As personal injury attorneys with more than 30 years’ experience, the lawyers of Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have handled hundreds of cases involving insurers that were resistant to our clients’ rights to fair compensation after a catastrophic injury or death.
When Insurance Claims after Serious Accidents are Problematic
To schedule a consultation regarding an insurance claim after serious motor vehicle accident or any other type of fatal or catastrophic accident, contact us. Our lawyers not only handle injury cases involving auto and medical insurance bad faith we also teach other attorneys the tools of our profession. We involve expert witnesses and regularly take cases to court including appellate courts when such actions become necessary to achieve justice on behalf of our clients.
A Track Record of Success
The following case summaries represent only a few of the successful insurance claims that we have fought for — and won for our injured clients when insurance companies decided to play hardball.
Wayne and Elaine were seriously injured when a woman driving an Escalade ran a stop sign and crashed into their motorcycle, breaking Elaine’s arm and injuring Wayne’s leg so badly that it was eventually amputated above the knee. They believed the insurance company would treat them fairly. It soon became apparent that that was not the case, and they called Aiken & Scoptur for help. With our help, they received settled their cases for $1,200,000, which was the maximum insurance coverage available to them.
Timmy, a 5-year-old boy on vacation with his family in Florida, was playing on the beach when he was struck by a teenager driving on the beach. He sustained a severe brain injury, but despite that, the insurance company for the teenage driver refused to pay their $25,000 policy limits. Timmy’s parents turned to Aiken & Scoptur for help. Along with co-counsel in Florida, Aiken & Scoptur sued the teenage driver and her insurance company and obtained a $2,700,000 verdict. They then sued the driver’s insurance company for bad faith, as they did not settle the case in a timely manner, and ultimately, the insurance company paid the judgment. With treatment and therapy he needed, Timmy eventually recovered enough to play on his high school soccer team!