A quick online search on Travelers insurance will explain some of the more common issues seen with this insurance company. Over the years we have seen Travelers insurance make low ball claim offers and deny responsibility and coverage when they’re obligated to do so. Their claims also seem to vary wildly from one insurance adjuster to another. Talking to a lawyer when you’ve been injured is an essential step to getting the insurance company to pay what they should.
Below are just a few examples of lawsuits against Travelers/St. Paul Insurance we successfully resolved on behalf of our clients since 2003.
In this case, GJEL represented the husband and adult children of a 52-year old woman killed in a rear-end car accident on Interstate 80. The woman was a passenger in a car driven by her husband when they were rear-ended by a large pickup truck. The defendant argued that our client, the woman’s husband, was responsible in large part for the death of his wife because he had turned the car’s wheels to the right and was starting an unsafe lane change at the moment of impact. Through the deposition of the two CHP officers who investigated the accident, as well as the testimony of the CHP officer who had originally developed, and then trained CHP officers in advanced techniques to investigate complex motor vehicle accidents, we were able to establish that our client’s car was stopped at the moment of impact, that the actions of our client were not negligent. Furthermore, we established that the physical evidence indicated that it was the severity of the rear-end impact by the defendant’s truck that generated the force and vehicle direction which resulted in the fatal accident. The settlement totaled $1,750,000, of which Travelers paid $936,000 and Maxum Indemnity paid $814,000.
After a non-injury accident on the Bay Bridge, our client in this case was struck by a drunk driver while waiting for emergency vehicles. She was nearly knocked off of the bridge and suffered serious injuries. The evaluation and deposition of numerous treating and consulting physicians confirmed the extent of our client’s current and future disability and earning losses, resulting in a $600,000 recovery from Travelers Insurance.
A young woman involved in a hit-and-run collision recovered $250,000 from Travelers, her own insurance company, on an uninsured motorist claim. The woman eventually underwent cervical spine surgery and suffered from chronic neck pain following the accident. GJEL met with the claimant’s neurosurgeon, obtained relevant reports, and a deposition, in order to show that the chronic neck pain and surgery was the result of the accident in question rather than a prior severe shoulder injury. The case resolved following two mediation sessions.
In this recent case, a GJEL client was struck from behind in a serious car accident while stopped at a red light in Richmond, California. The accident caused our client significant pain in his shoulders, neck, and back. The claim with Travelers was resolved before trial for $112,500.