Prince Glover Hayes Associate Coe Baxter Settles Lawsuit Involving Uninsured Motorist Benefits
April 22, 2022, 5:03pm
Coe Baxter, an associate with Prince Glover Hayes, recently settled a lawsuit that involved a claim for uninsured motorist benefits. The lawsuit alleged the adverse driver was negligent and/or wanton for pulling out in front of Coe’s client causing a collision in which Coe’s client was injured. Coe also sued his client’s uninsured motorist carrier after it became apparent that his client’s injuries and damages would exceed the amount of coverage held by the adverse driver. Subsequently, the adverse driver’s insurance company went out of business, leaving only Coe’s client’s uninsured motorist benefits with which to compensate her. Coe’s client lived in a household where three cars were insured by Nationwide Insurance, with all policies containing uninsured motorist coverage. Alabama law allows the insured to “stack” the coverage, which means an insured can combine coverage limits for multiple vehicles. In this case, Coe’s client was able to stack her coverage and this resulted in potential benefits of $75,000.00. After negotiating a settlement with Nationwide, Coe was able to acquire the full $75,000 in uninsured motorist benefits for his client. Call Coe or any of the other Tuscaloosa car accident attorneys at Prince Glover Hayes for a free consultation.