$633,000 UIM Verdict

Nelson v. Safeco Insurance Company of Oregon, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV14729

Plaintiff Nelson was injured when he was crossing a street on his bicycle.  He was in a crosswalk when a driver who ran a red light hit him.  He resolved his case against the at-fault driver for policy limits and brought this case for underinsured motorist benefits.  He alleged crash-related brain injuries.  He sought the remaining limits of the underinsured motorist policy ($400,000) as well as attorney fees under ORS 742.061.

Defendant Safeco disputed the extent of Nelson’s injuries.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Anthony W. Furniss

Defense Counsel – Robert Spajic

Verdict – $633,000.00, ($315,000 in economic and $318,000 in non-economic)

Date – August 4, 2016

August 16, 2016

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