Client Attacked Outside Bingo Parlor–Policy Limits Settlement Under UIM Policy

Our client got in her car as she was leaving the Muckleshoot Indian Bingo.  An attacker opened the driver’s side door and began pushing her into the car.  He threatening to rape and kill her. He stabbed her multiple times.

Our client was able to get out the passenger side of her car.  The attacker attempted to run her over as he sped away in her vehicle.

Fortunately she recovered from her injuries.  But she was unable to find an attorney who would take her case.

Apparently we saw opportunity where other attorneys didn’t.  We characterized the attacker as an uninsured motorist.  The client’s UIM carrier had never seen a claim like this one.  But after some persuading it agreed to pay the UIM limits.