Jennifer Torres Obtains $875,000 Settlement In Bad Faith Case

Apr 18, 2020 | Bad Faith Insurance

After suffering serious injuries in a car accident, getting the compensation you deserve can be no easy matter. It can take time, patience, persistence — and the right law firm.

Attorney Jennifer Torres joined the Franklin D. Azar & Associates law firm in 2015, the same year that she earned her law degree from the University of Denver. Since then she’s distinguished herself as a skilled and passionate advocate for our clients. Her impressive record includes a recent $875,000 settlement obtained on behalf of a man whose insurance company left him saddled with crushing medical bills from an accident that wasn’t his fault.

In 2017 the client was stuck in traffic when he was rear-ended by a careless motorist, causing a multi-car collision. The crash left the client with back and shoulder injuries as well as possible nerve damage; his medical bills exceeded $200,000. Unfortunately, the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage provided only a $25,000 maximum benefit for such expenses.

The client’s own insurance policy included uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which is supposed to address situations in which the at-fault driver doesn’t have adequate insurance. His insurance company provided $100,000 for medical expenses — and then nothing else. The client, who worked in construction, couldn’t return to his job or meet his bills. Jennifer Torres filed a bad-faith lawsuit against the insurance company. As the date for scheduled mediation approached, the insurance company agreed to settle the claim for an additional $750,000, bringing the total amount of the case to $875,000.

Torres notes that such an outcome is unusual, particularly given the hurdles her client faced. “Most of my cases involve Spanish-speaking clients,” she explains. “It’s difficult for them to get medical providers or negotiate the system. It’s very unusual for someone who is typically disenfranchised to obtain this kind of result.”

Unusual, certainly — but not impossible when you have a bilingual attorney who knows how to speak up for her client.

For more than thirty years the attorneys at Franklin D. Azar & Associates have helped thousands of injured people obtain complete and timely compensation for their losses. Our proven track record and expertise have allowed us to grow into the largest personal-injury law firm in Colorado, with offices in Denver, Aurora, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. If you’ve been injured in a bus, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the car accident attorneys at FDAzar day or night at 720-372-2824 or contact us here for a free consultation and no-obligation evaluation of your case.