Connecticut Law Allows an Injured Plaintiff to Name the Underinsured Motorist Carrier in a Lawsuit

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Uninsured Motorist insurance can cover expenses in a car crash case over and above a negligent defendant’s policy limits.

Virginia law does not let a plaintiff’s lawyer like Doug Landau mention the name of the insurance company or even the word “insurance” at trial. If the word is mentioned, it usually results in a mistrial.

This is generally true even if the defendant dies before trial and the only folks forcing the case to go to court are the lawyers and adjusters for the insurance company.

In a recent case in which a Virginia resident was injured while vacationing in Connecticut, the innocent victim incurred over $60,000 in medical bills, and the unsafe defendant had only $100,000 in bodily injury coverage.

However, the Virginia driver also had uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage through Nationwide Insurance. The attorney for the injured Virginia driver made a demand on Nationwide, as there was $300,000 in total UIM coverage.  After the Defendant driver’s insurance company paid its policy limits of $100,000, Nationwide Insurance still had an additional $200,000 available for payment.

The final outcome was a total settlement of $190,000 at court-ordered mediation.  Herndon Virginia lawyer Doug Landau is also a member of the Connecticut bar, and has participated in the state’s very effective pre-trial mediation program.  Connecticut law not only allows the injured victim to name the insurance company by name, but also has mandatory mediation, which Herndon multi-state injury lawyer Doug Landau has utilized successfully in the past.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving an underinsured or uninsured motorist, whether in Connecticut, Virginia or elsewhere on the East Coast, and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).