The Freibott Law Firm was recently successful in obtaining a large settlement on behalf of one of its clients in regards to a traumatic motor vehicle incident. On February 1, 2011, our client was loading groceries in her vehicle in a shopping center near Stanton, DE when a minivan pulled up next to our client’s vehicle. The passenger in the minivan got out of the minivan, grabbed our client’s purse, and knocked her to the ground. As the minivan began to drive away, it dragged our client approximate 10 or 15 feet. Our client was 77 years old at the time of the incident. After reviewing numerous documents, including the police report; surveillance information; surveillance films; and numerous documents relating to the minivan driver’s criminal record as well as his passenger’s criminal record, a policy limits demand was made soon into litigation. The demand was a time sensitive demand and remained valid for 30 days. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, on behalf of the defendants, did not respond to the demand within the 30 day time frame. The parties proceeded through much more litigation and our firm was contacted by an adjustor from State Farm who was advised by our firm that in order to resolve the case, State Farm would have to pay well over its policy limits, a very rare event in Delaware. After some protracted negotiation, State Farm paid $50,000.00 overits policy limits. Due to privacy concerns, a cite to this case is not attached.