Tansha Akogyeram secured the dismissal of an underinsured motorist (UIM) action against Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois (“Safeco”) in June. The UIM action resulted from a 2019 hit-and-run accident in Des Moines while the Plaintiff was a passenger in a rideshare vehicle. Plaintiff filed suit against the rideshare company’s insurer and Safeco for UIM benefits. On May 24, 2022, Tansha filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, asserting that Plaintiff was not entitled to UIM benefits from Safeco because the Plaintiff failed to comply with conditions precedent of the insurance contract. In particular, Plaintiff failed to (1) report the hit-and-run accident to the police within 24 hours or as soon as practicable; and (2) promptly notify Safeco of the accident. Three weeks after Tansha moved for summary judgment, the Plaintiff dismissed Safeco from the lawsuit. Plaintiff subsequently tried to rescind the dismissal and Tansha resisted. On June 22, 2022, the district court denied Plaintiff’s Motion to Rescind.
Jones v. Safeco Ins. Co. Ill., Iowa District Court for Polk County, Case No. LACL150988.