Tips for Auto Practitioners // by Dale Swope
From the FJA Journal Issue #584, May/June 2015
GEICO: On the Hook for Legal Malpractice
For what appears to be the first time in Florida, an insurance company was held liable for the legal malpractice of its in-house defense attorneys. The case arose out of a routine auto accident caused by a newly-licensed teenager with a $10,000 policy. GEICO offered only $5,000 in response to an express policy limits offer accompanied by all the medical records – except the one record recommending surgery.