KEEN RESOLVES CASE FOR POLICY LIMITS AFTER PROVING TORTFEASOR WAS IN COURSE AND SCOPE OF HIS EMPLOYMENT

Hampton Keen recently resolved a case involving an automobile accident for a client who endured catastrophic injuries that resulted in multiple surgeries. Despite initial claims and evidence to the contrary, Keen established that the at-fault driver was in the course and scope of his work. According to the police report, the tortfeasor did not appear to be working for his employer at the time of the accident. Keen, however, pursued discovery to determine if there were any possibility that the driver actually was in the course and scope of his employment despite arguments that such discovery was unsupported and inappropriate.

Keen and the firm persevered and were able to obtain documentation confirming that the driver was at least in part engaged in a task that benefited his employer who knew or should have known of such work. Shortly after receiving such documentation and proving the economic benefit to the employer, Keen resolved the case for employer’s insurance company’s policy limits. With the successful resolution of the case, the firm's client no longer has to worry about his future medical or employment needs.