Important Texas Supreme Court Decision on UM/UIM Claims
On May 21, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Allstate Insurance v Daniel Irwin. The Court authorizes policyholders to file suits for UM/UIM benefits against carriers under the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act (UDJA). Importantly, the Court also allows for trial courts to award attorneys fees in these suits. Based on this decision, we expect that plaintiffs will pursue UDJA actions for UM/UIM suits and seek attorney's fees.
Click here, or on the image below, to read the analysis of the opinion.