Tag Archives: UM

Insurance – Auto – UM – Falling Tire – ‘Contact’ Requirement (access required)

Prouse v. Bituminous Casualty Corp. Plaintiff’s accident occurred when a tire fell off another vehicle and struck the truck in which plaintiff was riding, causing the driver to lose control. There was no contact between the truck and the other vehicle; therefore, G.S. § 20-279.21(b)(3)(b) does not apply, and plaintiff is not entitled to uninsured motorist coverage.

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College student stacks divorced parents’ UIM insurance coverage (access required)

Plaintiff, a 22-year-old college student at North Carolina State University, sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on Dec. 10, 2009. The at-fault vehicle turned left in front of him as he approached an intersection. Plaintiff sustained serious orthopaedic injuries ...

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