$65,073.71 UIM Verdict
Vongpany v. National General Insurance, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV09828
This was an underinsured motorist (UIM) case. An uninsured, drunk driver hit Plaintiff Vongpany head-on. The at-fault driver’s insurance company paid its $25,000.00 policy limits to settle the case. Vongpany then brought this UIM case against her own insurance company. Vongpany claimed that the crash caused her a hand wound, index finger joint sprain, cervical sprain, dislocated cervical vertebra, dislocated thoracic vertebra, broad-based disc bulge at L3-4 with annular tear and nerve root irritation. She sought $23,807.71 for past medical expenses, $13,986.00 for lost wages and $212,926.29 in non-economic damages.
Defendant National General admitted that Vongpany had UIM coverage, that the drunk driver was at fault and that Vongpany had done everything required of him under the policy. Defendant disputed causation and damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Robert Le
Defense Counsel – Cliff Wilson
Verdict – $65,073.71
Date – October 6, 2015October 14, 2015