Court: Rhode Island Supreme Court
Opinion Date: February 10, 2022
Judge: Paul A. Suttell
Areas of Law: Insurance Law, Personal Injury
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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court entered in favor of Plaintiff that granted Plaintiff’s motion for additur, holding that there was no error.
In 2013, Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident. Because she believed she was not fully compensated for the injuries she sustained from the accident, Plaintiff brought this complaint against Allstate Insurance Company, her insurer, seeking underinsured motorist benefits. The jury reached a verdict in favor of Plaintiff, awarding damages in the amount of $22,890. Plaintiff filed a motion for an additur, which the trial justice granted in the amount of $6,000. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial justice did not abuse his discretion in granting an additur of $6,000.