LOUISVILLE — Louisville injury lawyer, Seth Gladstein, obtained a $50,000.00 settlement in an insurance bad faith case arising from the defendant insurer’s failure to timely address an accident victim’s property damage claim. After the accident occurred and the initial claim was made, the defendant insurance company did not attempt to settle, or even acknowledge, the plaintiff’s property damage claim. After litigation began, the insurance company remained passive on the property damage claim as the case was pending for almost two years. The defendant insurance company finally addressed the plaintiff’s property damage claim at mediation less than one month before trial was to commence. During the mediation, the insurance company finally agreed to settle the plaintiff’s bodily injury and property damage claims out of court.
About The Case
During the pre-litigation process, the defendant driver’s insurance company was placed on notice of the plaintiff’s claim, but made no settlement offer. After litigation proceedings began, the case was made on the plaintiff’s claims that he suffered severe bodily injuries and damages to property resulting from the defendant driver’s negligence. A settlement was agreed upon during mediation, but as it took two years for the defendant insurer to acknowledge the property damage claim. Gladstein Law Firm subsequently pursued a third-party insurance bad faith claim against the driver’s insurance company due to its failure to address the property damage claim for almost two years. The insurance bad faith claim was pursuant to Kentucky common law and the Kentucky Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act, KRS 304. 12-230 and was based upon the defendant insurance company’s failure to acknowledge or settle the plaintiff’s original property damages claim. On November 5th, 2013, the insurance company settled with the plaintiff for $50,000.00.
About The Firm
Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, was founded in Louisville by car accident and personal injury attorney, Seth Gladstein, in 2011. Since then, Gladstein and his associates have used their extensive experience to help a wide variety of clients in a large assortment of cases in and around the Louisville area. Seth Gladstein has lent his expertise, through highly effective representation, in cases involving car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, brain injuries, and premise liability. Prior to opening the Gladstein Law Firm in Louisville, Gladstein spent four years in New York, practicing law at one of the city’s most distinguished medical malpractice defense firms, and six years back home at one of Louisville’s largest and oldest defense firms.
Recently, Seth Gladstein received an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Gladstein was given a score of 4.6 out of a possible 5, putting him in the highest possible scoring bracket. Martindale.com considers the AV rating to be “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence” in high ethical standards and legal ability.
Seth Gladstein received his B.A. at the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor in 1997 and his J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2001. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2003, the Kentucky Bar in 2005, and the United States District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky in 2006.
Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC
312 South 4th Street #600
Louisville, KY 40202
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