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, 2014November 5, 2014