Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • Total Intake Contacts (8/6/20) 512
  • Total Intakes Declined (8/6/20) 412
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 40 (8/6/20)
  • Total Accepted/Filed Cases 7
  • Total Pending Cases 159 
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.8 years

He who has the gold is in the best position to make the rules. Many insurers live by that motto, and seek to starve claimants into submission by delaying and refusing to negotiate fairly. We turn the table on insurers by aggressively using the unfair insurance practices act, and putting them on the defensive. While we may never get the upper hand, we at least level the playing field. it is our objective either  to get insurers to act responsibly up front and if not to pay dearly for that failure on the back end.

Insurers are very touchy about public disclosure of their bad faith settlements, but here are some examples:

* Class Action Confidential Settlement. An insurer was taking settlement monies from tort victims even though they knew the law did not allow subrogation of liability settlements. All the victims were made whole in this settlement of a class action brought by our firm.

*$8m paid by an insurer on a verdict where their policy was 1.2m. Before verdict, they refused to offer their full policy. Trying to save a few hundred thousand, they ended up losing almost $7 million. Jobs were lost by those involved and policies were changed that benefit all of us as a result.

*$3.5m paid by an insurer on a 2m policy-again because they would not offer their full policy.

*$2m An insurer paid this in an arbitration award for their bad faith in failing to make any offer for two years on a fire damage claim.

*$285,000 paid by a liability insurer who had only a $50,000 policy. They paid almost 6 times the policy limits because they failed to negotiate reasonably in the beginning, and we sued them for bad faith.

*$425,000 paid by a major insurer where their policy limit was $100,000. Again they tried to save a few thousand off their policy and their greed cost them.

 

 

 

How to Use Case Builder

Case Builder contains two helpful categories: cases we are working on now and our past results. Case Builder is a novel concept. Our web designer said we should have this information fixed in a web page. We disagreed—thinking that just like our practice is always changing the case builder should be an ever-changing description of where we are right now—not last month or a year ago.

Current Cases

Past Results

National Board of Trial Advocacy

US News Best Law Firms 2017

Super Lawyers Top 50 New England Lawyers

Super Lawyers Top 10 Connecticut Lawyers

Martin Hubbell Peer Review Rated

CLTA Board of Govenors