|Court||Circuit Court of Jackson County|
|Date||2012, February 23|
Plaintiff was struck by defendant while standing in a ditch getting his mail. With only $4,917 in medical billed and less than $1,000 paid, plaintiff argued that the criminal charges filed against defendant for leaving the scene of an accident and DUI could give rise to punitive damages (damages designed to punish a defendant but which are not covered by insurance). Progressive settled for the defendant rather than leaving her exposed to a judgment with punitive damages.
Past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.