Touchstone partner, Mike Tanner, and associate, Matt Foust, obtained a defense verdict after a jury trial in Kaufman County in an uninsured and underinsured motorist case.  The case was a result of a multiple vehicle accident on IH-20, and the plaintiff was a passenger in one of the vehicles.  After settling her claims against the driver with insurance for less than minimum policy limits, plaintiff sued her own insurance company and the insurer of her driver for uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits.  The Plaintiff alleged that her injuries were caused by the driver with insurance, and an 18-wheeler who forcefully rear-ended the vehicle in which she was riding and then left the scene and was a “hit and run” vehicle.  Plaintiff alleged a neck injury and had $90,000 in past medical and alleged another $125,000 in future medicals.  The carriers disputed liability and the nature and extent of injuries as well as the amount of past and alleged future medical.  The jury found no negligence on the alleged underinsured motorist (the settling defendant) and found no negligence on the alleged uninsured motorist (the 18-wheeler).  Tanner and Foust have experience and have had great success in defending these types of cases, as well as other negligence cases.  If you need advice or representation in these matters, please call Mike Tanner.

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