Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.

Florida Woman Hit by Drunk Driver, Now Fighting Insurance Company

In St. Petersburg, Florida, this past October, a woman got into a car accident with a man who had been intoxicated behind the wheel. After the crash, the drunk driver drove away from the accident scene. Police apprehended him after she called to report the incident.

The man was arrested and convicted of fleeing an accident scene as well as convicted for drinking under the influence, his blood alcohol content level registering at more than two times the legal limit after the crash. Now, the man is saying that the crash was not his fault and his insurance company is refusing to compensate the woman.

While the article does not give any information about what happened the day of the accident, the police report that was filed indicated that the man had been drunk behind the wheel. The woman is confused as to why the insurance company had not taken that into consideration when they determined the man was not at fault.

The drunk driver allegedly convinced the insurance company that he was not responsible for the accident. Though it is not clear how the accident occurred, the insurance company should not be disregarding the police report when deciding whether her claim should be paid.

Having her claim rejected is no doubt the cause of some frustration in the woman's life. If she was injured in the accident she already has medical bills for treatment of the injuries. On top of that, she likely had to repair her car as well.

At this point, the woman's only option is to keep trying to get the insurance company to change their mind. And though this DUI conviction is the second one for the drunk driver, the insurance company is still disregarding that information.

Source: KSDK News online, "Geico refuses to pay claim for woman hit by drunk driver," 22 December 2010

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV - Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 10 best || 2017 || Attorneys || Client Satisfaction || America Institute of || Personal injury attorneys
  • Lead Counsel | LC | Rated10 best || 2017 || Attorneys || Client Satisfaction || America Institute of || Personal injury attorneys
  • Expert Network | DISTINGUISHED LAWYER | Jed Kurzban
  • Dbr - Verdicts & Settlements - Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
  • 2018 | Top 5 | Litigation Attorneys
  • April 22,2018 - Washington D.C | EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet | A celebration of EB-5 Success
  • Immigrants' list
  • Top 10 | 2019 | Attorney And Practice Magazine's | Personal Injury Attorney
Email Us For A Response

Effective Litigation Strategies

Arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers by sending us an email or calling 786-401-4706.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
Marital Status
Employment Status
Do You Have Children?

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Coral Gables Office
131 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Map & Directions

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-531-8031
Map & Directions