Benjamin J. Mayerson Honored for Excellence
Mr. Mayerson is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
POTTSTOWN, PA, June 30, 2015, Benjamin J. Mayerson, principal attorney of Mayerson Law, P.C., Pottstown, PA 19464, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in personal injury law and insurance claim disputes.
A 17-year legal battle ends in a $21 million judgment against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company for its bad faith handling of a $25,000 collision claim in the matter of Berg v. Nationwide. Just last month the verdict, entered last June, was affirmed after nearly a year of post-trial proceedings when the Berks County trial judge denied Nationwide's motion to set the verdict aside.
The trial court found that Nationwide placed its insured at risk to suffer injury or death to save itself money on a collision claim, concealed evidence, and paid $3 million to defend this dispute over a $25,000 collision loss, as part of a broader strategy to punish and deter contingency fee lawyers. Mayerson also proved Nationwide continued applying this litigation strategy after the Superior Court instructed it to stop in an earlier decision published in 2002.
This is the largest judgment in the history of Pennsylvania entered in favor of the insured, and against the insurer, for its bad faith handling of an insurance claim. Mayerson took the case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Superior Court and won his client victories at both appellate levels. Nationwide continues to deny any culpability and has filed another round of appeals. Mayerson brings 21 years of legal experience to his representation of victims of personal injury.
Throughout his career, he has advocated for hundreds of seriously injured people throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, and has litigated cases in Pennsylvania's state and federal courts, including the counties of Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester, Berks, and Lehigh. Additionally, he has successfully argued before Pennsylvania's Superior Court and the Supreme Court.
Mr. Mayerson received a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg in 1994 and was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the same year. He was recently inducted into Worldwide Registry and also maintains affiliation with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in this exclusive group is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of one million dollars. This forum includes less than one percent of U.S. lawyers. Due to his professional excellence and exceptional client service, he has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Overall Client Rating of 5 out of 5, as well as a 9.8 Superb Rating through Avvo. Mayerson Law, P.C., has also been admitted to the Better Business Bureau.
Mayerson Law represents victims of personal injury, including auto accidents, slip-and-falls, dangerous products, and workplace injuries, as well as those who have experienced insurance bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices. The attorneys at Mayerson Law are tenacious and never stray from the best interests of their clients. Mayerson does not charge for initial consultations, and does not charge his client any legal fee until a case is resolved with a settlement or verdict. All costs are advanced by the firm so there is no upfront cost to any client. This enables people, who are generally injured and unable to work, to retain highly skilled legal representation without incurring further financial hardship.