It comes with great pride to congratulate Mr. Husein Hadi and the team members at the Hadi Law firm for creating precedence on November 12, 2020, by obtaining a verdict out of Montgomery County that has never been seen before.
For the first time in this decade, The Hadi Law Firm was victorious in a Stowers trial. This monumental victory has opened new doors for lawyers in all fields of third-party negligence to secure amicable and favorable resolutions for their clients.
The Montgomery County jury in the Stowers Trial agreed with The Hadi Law Firm that GEICO acted in bad faith with deception while trying to delay, deny, deprive, and haphazardly defend their position throughout the entire claims process and both trials.
Geico refused to tender the initial $30,000.00 they owed, then refused to resolve the claim at $40,000.00 when demanded prior to the car crash trial; trial 1. Unfortunately for Geico, they were met with the swift hand of justice when the Hadi Law firm took them to task at the second trial and the Stowers trial jury rendered a verdict 24 times over the insurance policy limit!
If the insurance company won’t agree to settle the claim by the deadline, the accident victim may proceed to a jury trial. The insurance company will be aware that they are taking a risk because if the jury decides an appropriate settlement amount is one that exceeds policy limits. Both the insured and the insurance company can be found to be liable to pay this larger amount. Whenever an insurance company attempts to avoid paying a legitimate claim, an experienced Personal Injury Trial Law lawyer will fight for their client all the way through trial and try to get a judgment that is higher than the policy limit.
“Stowers came down because the insurance companies say do what you got to do, go to trial. And when we lose, we’ll just pay the policy. In 1929, they said, no, you’re not going to drag people out for years and years and years and then come and say we’re just going to pay the policy. And that’s where Stowers came in, so insurance companies pay what they owe, and if they delay or misevaluate, then they must pay any verdict in excess of the policy limits. We all pay premiums in one way or one fashion. A decision today can change the value of individuals in Texas paying premiums.
From the Closing Arguments: “Mr. Powers said he didn’t want to leave the Gonzalez family out in the cold. But that’s exactly what GEICO did, not only the Gonzalez but also their own insured, Mr. and Mrs. Fuentez. So we are here not only for justice for the Gonzalez family but also for the Fuentez family.”
Although the monetary victory was tremendous, it pales in comparison to how the verdict has forever changed the practice of Personal Injury Trial Law in the state of Texas to benefit lawyers and their plaintiffs. Going forward it is strongly recommended that this case is discussed on any and all demands ever sent to negligent third-party insurance carriers by any plaintiff lawyer in Texas. The Hadi Law Firm is proud to have preserved the Stowers Doctrine and brought awareness to the insurance companies on how their wrongdoings will not be resolved to their benefit.
– Justice Not Defended Is Justice Not Served.