UIM Verdict Against GEICO
Coyote v. GEICO, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV19058
This was an underinsured motorist case. Plaintiff Coyote was struck from behind by a motorist with $25,000.00 policy limits. Defendant GEICO was Coyote’s insurance carrier. Coyote had $100,000 underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) with Defendant. Coyote made a claim for UIM benefits, and GEICO denied the request. Coyote alleged that the crash caused her to injure her neck and back including a cervical disc herniation requiring surgery. She sought $9,279.00 in past medical expenses, $70,000.00 in future medical costs and attorney fees under ORS 742.061.
GEICO disputed Coyote’s injuries, the need for surgery and the amount of Coyote’s damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Willard Merkel
Defense Counsel – Mark D. Monson
Verdict – $75,000.00
Attorney Fees Under ORS 742.061 – $45,000.00
Date – January 21, 2016January 30, 2016