$36,363 UM / PIP Verdict

McIntyre v. American Standard Insurance Company, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV24107

An uninsured motorist rear-ended plaintiff McIntyre. She applied for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits from her insurance company, Defendant American Standard.  She also made an uninsured motorist (UM) claim.  She claimed that the crash caused a rotator cuff tear, traumatic brain injury, thoracic disc bulges, and soft tissue injuries.  She sought $24,207.87 in unpaid PIP medical expenses, $50,000 in unpaid PIP wage losses, $20,000 in future medical expenses, $650.00 in out-of-pocket expenses, $50,000 in lost future earning capacity and $250,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant American Standard alleged that Plaintiff failed to attend an Independent Medical Examination which is required by the insurance contract, so PIP benefits were properly denied.  They contested the degree and cause of Mcintyre’s injuries for the UM claim.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Adam Greenman

Defense Counsel – Patrick Kurkoski

Verdict – $36,363.61.  The verdict included $8,117.76 for denied PIP benefits.

Date – September 8, 2016

September 15, 2016

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