Motor Vehicle Accident: Quinnan v. New Hampshire Insurance Co. ($890,000 Settlement)
There was no insurance for the wrongdoer who ran Roger Quinnan's pickup truck off the road while he was on a business trip. He sustained head and internal injuries. We collected $250,000 from his own uninsured motorist carrier on his personal pickup truck. We then collected an additional $890,000 from his employer's uninsured motorist coverage after a successful appeal to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the ruling of the trial judge who had dismissed his coverage case in favor of the insurance company.
This was a significant victory because the employer's policy contained $1,000,000 worth of liability coverage, but no uninsured coverage. Nevertheless, we were successful in showing that Arizona law required that an equal amount of uninsured motorist coverage be provided in addition to the liability coverage, where Roger was driving his own pickup truck on company business with the permission of his employer.