UIM Verdict Against State Farm

Derieux v. State Farm, Multnomah County Case No. 1310-14005

Plaintiff was injured when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car on I-5.  His injuries included multiple right wrist fractures requiring surgical repair with insertion of hardware.  He claimed that he will likely need a future surgery to fuse the wrist due to an intercarpal collapse.  Permanent wrist impairment was claimed. The driver had a $25,000 insurance policy and limits were paid. Plaintiff had an under insured motorist (UIM) policy with defendant. Plaintiff sought $39,500 in medical expenses, $70,000 in future medical expenses and $500,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant disputed damages only and asked the jury to award $115,000.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Mike Colbach

Defense Counsel – Ken Abere

Verdict – $374,500.00

Date – November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014

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