Recently, the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in Welcomer v. Donegal, NO. 2011 CV 474 (Lewis J. June 27, 2011) addressed an issue involving the discovery of an insurance adjuster’s evaluation of the Plaintiff’s underinsured motorist (UIM) claim, including the basis for the evaluation, and the deposition of the claims representative concerning the evaluation of the claim. In its Order the court writes, "[t]he trial court finds that the "evaluation of the Plaintiff’s claim is relevant to the value of her damages, which is the subject of this dispute."
This case concerns only an underinsured motorist claim and no other claims for first party benefits or bad faith. There is also no third party involved. After the trial court rendered its ruling the case settled for a confidential amount.
For a copy of the Order please contact the Scott Cooper at SchmidtKramer Harrisburg Personal Injury lawyers.