Daniels v. Allstate, Multnomah County Case No. 1104-05348
Plaintiff Daniels was hit in a rear-end car crash in 2009. He settled with the at-fault driver for policy limits ($100,000.00). Daniels brought this action for underinsured motorist benefits against his own insurance company. He claimed he suffered injuries including a C6-7 disc injury which required surgery. He sought medical bills totaling $112,048.35, wage losses of $10,000.00 and $250,000.00 in non-economic damages.
Defendant Allstate contested the nature and extent of Daniels’ injuries. They argued that Daniels’ neck injury was pre-existing.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Willard Merkel
Defense Counsel – Jay Chock
Verdict – $162,484.35
Date – July 22, 2015July 28, 2015