By: Robert D. Martin
In November, 2016, Judge Hamilton Gayden of the Davidson County Circuit Court granted Summary Judgment in favor of an uninsured motorist insurance provider when the insured driver delayed notifying the provider for over two years after the accident at issue occurred.
Meridian Law, representing the insurance provider, argued that the driver’s delay prejudiced the provider’s ability to fairly and effectively try the case by removing its ability to interview witnesses while they still had a fresh recollection, examine the scene, and conduct its own independent investigation of the crash. Furthermore, the driver was involved in multiple subsequent vehicle accidents before notifying the insurance provider, making it difficult, if not impossible, to determine which injuries were the result of which accidents.
The Court agreed and granted Summary Judgment for the insurance provider, effectively ending its involvement in the litigation. This is a great victory for our clients!
If you are an insurance adjuster and you are looking for attorneys to handle your claims, contact Meridian Law for a free consultation.