Most of the time, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are paid when a proper claim for them is made and then if a claim for Uninsured Motorist (UIM) benefits is made, the insurance company takes/gets an offset for the PIP benefits in any settlement that occurs. But what if the case is tried to a jury?
A case involving PIP and UIM benefits was tried to a jury in Jasper County and a Judgement was entered in favor of the insured. No offset was given for the PIP benefits that had been paid by the insurance company. How did this happen?
An appeal was taken to the Beaumont Court of Appeals and the case is styled, Allstate Fire And Casualty Insurance Company v. Andy Alfred.