$61,347.21 UIM Verdict

Piersall v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV02175

Plaintiff Piersall was driving westbound on South Barnards Road when an intoxicated driver crossed the center line causing a head-on collision.  Piersall alleged that the crash caused injuries to her neck, back, chest, clavicle, and knee.  She resolved the case against the at-fault driver for his $25,000 policy limits and then brought this action against her own auto insurer for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. She sought $11,347.21 for past medical expenses and $150,000 for non-economic damages.  She also sought attorney’s fees pursuant to ORS 742.061.


Piersall’s insurance company, Defendant Farmers, admitted that benefits were available, that the crash was the fault of the drunk driver, that Piersall was injured in the crash and that her past medical expenses were reasonable and necessary.  They disputed the amount of Piersall’s non-economic damages.  Piersall’s UIM limits were $50,000.


Plaintiff’s Counsel – Stephen Voorhees

Defense Counsel – Eric Meyer

Verdict – $61,347.21

Date – April 2, 2019

April 12, 2019

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