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Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Tennessee - On-Demand

Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Tennessee - On-Demand

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Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Tennessee - On-Demand

Webinar is now available on-demand.  NOTE: On-Demand webinars are not eligible for CLE credit.

Tennessee appellate courts have been busy with several recent decisions affecting UM matters: 

  • When uninsured motorist provisions of policy defined "use" as "maintenance and operation," the plaintiff, a passenger, was neither "maintaining" nor "operating" a vehicle, and hence, the plaintiff was not "using" the vehicle. 
  • In a case in which the plaintiff, the holder of an automobile liability insurance policy, was injured after being struck by a driver in a rental vehicle and sought coverage under the uninsured motorist coverage provision of his policy, the rental car agency was a self-insurer under Tennessee law, and hence, the vehicle was not an "uninsured motor vehicle" when the policy stated that "uninsured motor vehicle" did not include a vehicle that is "owned or operated by a self-insurer under any applicable motor vehicle law." 
  • The phrase "bodily injury," as used in both TCA 56-7-1201(a) and the uninsured motorist provision of the insurance policy at issue did not include damages for a mental or emotional injury by itself. 

In automobile accident cases, numerous questions can arise when dealing with uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM) claims. What is an uninsured motor vehicle? Does a policy afford UM coverage under the facts of the case? What is the procedure for bringing the UM carrier into the suit? What duties are owed to the UM carrier? 

Use this on-demand audio conference to learn the process of recovering payment from the UM carrier. In one hour, we'll cover: 

  • Uninsured v. underinsured motorist 
  • Identify policies which may apply to afford UM coverage to the plaintiff 
  • Determine which policies do not apply 
  • Always attempt to serve the uninsured motorist with process 
  • Always notify and serve all UM carriers with process 
  • Damages 
  • Serve the uninsured motorist carrier in the manner prescribed by statute 
  • What if liability limits are offered? 
  • Dismissal of UM carrier 
  • Protect the UM carrier’s subrogation interest 
  • Other states 

Order this advice-rich On-Demand audio conference risk free. 

Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Tennessee — is just $107.

You risk nothing by ordering, because we will refund every penny, no questions asked, if you are in any way dissatisfied with this On-Demand audio conference.

Because this is an on-demand audio conference you enjoy:

  • Fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time lost;
  • No travel-related expenses or complications;
  • The perfect affordable way to update yourself rapidly on current laws.

If you ordered the on-demand version of this audio conference, your access instructions with link to download all materials will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of the program airing. Please add to your safe sender list to ensure delivery. NOTE: The on-demand version of this audio conference is not approved for CLE.

About Your Presenter: 

Daniel D. Coughlin is a member of Massengill, Caldwell, & Coughlin, P.C., in Bristol. He has a civil practice concentrating in insurance defense, personal injury cases, probate, disability, and appellate work. Before entering private practice, Mr. Coughlin worked as a judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Court of Appeals from 1994-95. He has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2004. Mr. Coughlin chaired the Tennessee Bar Association’s Litigation Section in 2012-13, and its General, Solo, and Small Firm Section from 2004-2006. He is a past president of the Bristol Bar Association, CASA for Kids, Inc. and the Kingsport Kiwanis Club. 

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