Louisiana Court Finds for Employee Injured by Drunk Driver in Car Accident, Untangling Complex Dispute Over His Employer’s Alleged Rejection of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Published by The Pellegrin Firm April 25, 2020

In a ruling dated April 1, 2020, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal found for a man seeking to recover damages sustained in a car accident in the course and scope of his employment. The plaintiff was driving a company car at the time and had to undergo multiple surgeries, sustained fractures, and suffered 87% loss of vision in one eye. The plaintiff sustained the serious injuries in a collision with a drunk driver, who passed away in the accident and was found to be completely at fault.

New Orleans Court Finds for Insurer in Case of Uber Driver Seeking Underinsured Motorist Coverage

In a decision handed down May 29, 2019, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a New Orleans district court’s decision to deny underinsured motorist coverage to a Uber driver injured in a car accident during the “pre-trip acceptance period,” meaning the Uber was available for hire but was not in the process of transporting a passenger. Louisiana law …