|Award Reason :
Trial court awarded $10,100 in benefits for that year, $10,000 in penalty and $10,000 in attorney’s fees pursuant to La.R.S. 22:657. They found the insurance company did not comply with La. R.S. 22:657 requiring all claims arising from terms of health and accidents to be paid with in 30 days from the date upon written notice or proof of claim. Appellate court agreed with the judgment and awarded an additional $2,500 in attorney’s fees.