Motor Vehicle Accidents-Insurance issues: Eric Bruns and Charles Doll v. CJ Transport (2017-2019) (17-1505)

Eric and Charles were visiting Puerto Rico and fully stopped at a traffic light when their car was hit from behind by a truck.

While liability was not difficult to prove, this case had a twist.  The insurance company for the trucking company had gone bankrupt under a particular provision of Puerto Rico law.  When this happens, there is a Puerto Rico governmental entity called the Puerto Rico Guarantee Association of Miscellaneous Insurance (the “Fund”) that steps in to defend the claim up to a certain limit.

After two years of litigation and dealing with the substitution of Fund for the original insurance company, a settlement was reached for Eric and Charles.  So even when the insurance picture looks bleak for recovery, our firm was able to persevere and achieve a settlement.

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