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Farmer, House, Osuna & Olvera Successfully Defends UIM Case

Pedro Morales v. Martin Ramirez, III and Progressive County Mutual Insurance Company; In the 81st Judicial District Court, Frio County, Texas

This transfer case involved an underinsured motorist claim against UIM carrier. Defendant Ramirez settled claims against him just prior to trial for policy limits. Additionally, Defendant Ramirez admitted to negligence and underinsured status at time of the accident. We successfully argued that the Plaintiff was 50% responsible for the accident, thus, shifting the financial responsibility to Plaintiff. Defendant UIM carrier successfully obtained an offset and/or credit resulting in owing no monies to Plaintiff. Plaintiff sought $21,000.00 from UIM carrier at time of trial. Plaintiff awarded $55,500 with negligence split 50% between Plaintiff and Defendant Ramirez. With offset awarded, UIM Carrier owes nothing. Congratulations to Edward Osuna and Joseph Groft.