This case was settled for the at fault driver's insurance policy limits.  Young driver rear ended our client, a Cherokee County resident, causing a sprained thumb and neck.  The impact was not severe but the case was successfully pursued because the defendant left the scene of the wreck and was found a few days later.  His story that he thougth he was free to leave was not credible.  Before a lawsuit was filed, the most that was offered was $4,000.00 and the insurance company made it clear that they would defend the case vigorously.  After depositions, we added a claim for attorney's fees and costs for bad faith and stubborn litigiousness and for hit and run.  Policy limits of $25,000.00 were paid after plaintiff filed an offer of settlement.