UIM Verdict Against Travelers
Tanner and Duval v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV22276
Plaintiffs Tanner and Duval were injured when an underinsured motorist crossed the center line of SR 40 in Klamath County and struck them head-on. They settled with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and then brought this action against their own insurance for underinsured motorist benefits.
Tanner alleged crash-related injuries including broken ribs, a torn rotator cuff, and brain and spinal injuries. She sought $58,636.83 for past medical expenses, $75,000 for future medical expenses, $90,000 for diminished earning capacity and $300,000 for non-economic damages.
Duval alleged crash-related injuries including a traumatic brain injury, head, neck, back and spine injuries. He sought $26,607.27 for past medical expenses, $60,000 for future medical expenses, $50,000 for diminished earning capacity and $300,000 for non-economic damages.
Travelers contested the nature and extent of both Plaintiffs injuries.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Bartley Herron
Defense Counsel – Robert Spajic
Verdict Tanner – $303,269
Verdict Duval – $172,492
Date – April 4, 2018April 7, 2018