As was recently reported by Victoria Cavaliere in the New York Daily News, comedian Matt Fisher claims that his sister Katie's insurance company, Progressive Insurance, defended her killer in court. According to the article (available here, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/comedian-progressive-insurance-defended-sister-underinsured-killer-avoid-paying-claim-article-1.1135907), Mr. Fisher's sister was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident when a driver ran a red light and struck her car. The article claims that the Fisher family was forced to bring a lawsuit against the driver in order to recover the Uninsured/Underinsured (UM/UIM) insurance policy that Ms. Fisher had through Progressive. Mr. Fisher claims that Progressive defended the driver in court, which essentially means that Ms. Fisher's insurance company defended her own killer in court against her survivors. Progressive is actively denying the claims made by the Fisher family (as seen in a follow up article available here, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/progressive-denies-lawyers-clear-man-killed-comedian-sister-article-1.1136648).
Insurance companies will aggressively seek to deny claims made under UM/UIM coverage. In Nevada insurers must offer UM/UIM coverage on a state approved form. If an insurer fails to offer UM/UIM coverage, the coverage amount automatically raises to the amount of liability coverage on the policy. Ippolito v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. 101 Nev. 376, 705 P.2d 134 (1985). If you have been injured by another and the at fault party is uninsured or has insufficient insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries, you may have a valid claim to UM/UIM coverage. If you believe you may have a claim for UM/UIM coverage contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc. for a free case evaluation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (702) 750-9139. Visit www.connorpllc.com for more information. You may also look the attorneys up on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc.