Insurance Company Refuses to Honor Contract with Russian Immigrant

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Insurance Coverage Dispute

Our client was a Russian immigrant who came to this country after working for several years as a professional in Moscow. Our client was able to speak limited English. Shortly after purchasing a new vehicle in the United States, our client was involved in a car accident on snowy roads.

After purchasing the vehicle, the client had promptly insured it with a well known insurance company that does extensive business in Minnesota. As part of the agreement, he purchased medical expense coverage for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Following this accident, the insurance company denied the claim and argued that the client was attempting to bring fraudulent medical claims under his insurance policy. The insurance company also argued that he lied to the State Patrol officer at the scene. Despite our client's pleas to the insurance company that he had not engaged in fraud, the insurance company ignored the language barriers and sued our client for insurance fraud and suspended any and all benefits under his policy.

Cory Whalen tried the case in Hennepin County District Court. A verdict was returned in favor of our client and completely exonerated him of any fraud or misconduct. Cory Whalen then submitted several thousand dollars in medical expenses in an arbitration hearing and prevailed entirely for our client.


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Vince Jablonski

Jeff did a great job over the four years he worked on the case. He's a professional and I'll be referring to him for any future matters. Thanks!

Annette Roland

I contacted Jeffrey Montpetit he responded right away. All my questions were answered thoroughly, never had to wonder what the next move was. He made sure all my hospital bills were taken care. He's a great attorney and the case has been settled.

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Whitney Helget

Jeff Montpetit worked with me on my case for a few years.  He and his team were thorough and diligent with providing me with updates.  He was easy to work with and was easy to trust.  I appreciated his honest and professional opinions of the process and how to proceed.  I was confident in the advice and information they provided.  Thank you, Jeff and Karen!

Heidi Johnson

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Angie

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