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SETTLEMENT.  The Shaked Law Firm represented the family of the deceased who was a father/husband working as a delivery person for an appliance company.    After making a delivery at a customer’s home, our client was struck and killed by a pick-up truck when our client was walking back to the delivery truck.  The insurance company for the pick-up truck tendered their $300,000.00 policy limits in a timely manner.   Through our investigation, we were able to determine that the delivery truck had an additional one-million dollar ($1,000,000.00) under-insured motorist insurance policy, which was applicable to this case.  Initially, the under-insured motorist’s insurance company denied the claim based on a waiver which had been signed by the owner/lessor of the delivery truck, however, the Shaked Law Firm’s investigation revealed that this waiver was invalid under Florida law.  Consequently, we were able to convince the owner/lessor of the delivery truck, and their under-insured motorist insurance company to pay their one million ($1,000,000.00) dollar policy limits, even though they initially denied that this insurance was inapplicable.

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