Insurance companies have a legal duty to effect prompt and fair settlements when liability is established. The firm handled a case for a pedestrian who was significantly injured when he was struck by a car. The firm brought an action against the driver and her insurance company for failing to make a reasonable settlement offer given the facts. An arbitrator agreed to award the plaintiff 1.5 million dollars in damages. The insurance company then settled the bad faith claim against them for an additional payment of $250,000.00. Credit goes to Darin Colucci who earlier this year was selected by Newsweek.com as one of the country’s 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys, and the only one selected from Massachusetts.