STILLWATER — Adacia Chambers’ car insurance provider on the time she drove into a crowd at some point of the 2015 Oklahoma state university homecoming parade has requested a judge distribute $one hundred,000 from her coverage’s liability coverage to dozens of victims.
Farmers coverage enterprise Inc. filed the request in advance this yr in Payne County District courtroom.
At an August listening to, a choose is anticipated to determine a way to divide the cash most of the greater than 50 man or woman sufferers and approximately a dozen medical care and coverage providers listed on the petition.
“no person’s going to get a lot of money,” said Mark Smiling, the attorney representing Farmers.
Smiling stated that is not unusual when dealing with tragic accidents where there isn’t enough coverage proceeds to pay all the damages.
“It’s definitely up to the decide’s discretion how he’s going to divide those proceeds,” Smiling instructed The Oklahoman Thursday.
Chambers, now 27, pleaded no contest in January to four counts of 2d-degree murder and 39 counts of attack and battery by approach or pressure possibly to provide dying. As part of a plea deal, she changed into sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years.
Chambers drove thru police barricades and right into a crowd approximately 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, 2015, at important avenue and corridor of repute avenue in Stillwater, police reported.
The sufferers incurred medical prices ranging from masses of dollars to loads of thousands of bucks, consistent with the petition. Chambers’ liability coverage capped at $one hundred,000 for bodily harm and $50,000 for belongings damage, in step with the petition.
“maximum of your companies don’t write huge regulations on young human beings,” Smiling stated. “She had a touch extra than the minimal, but now not sufficient there to cowl all the damages.”
Farmers already paid greater than $37,000 to the city of Stillwater for a bike and equipment that changed into damaged. The remaining $12,537 in coverage for belongings harm also will be divided up via the judge.
Smiling stated he hopes this incident will train people on the significance of having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. He stated several of the victims did have such coverage that paid a part of their damages.
Killed inside the crash have been Marvin Stone, sixty five, a retired OSU professor; his wife, Bonnie Stone, 65, an OSU worker; Nikita Nakal, 23, a university of primary Oklahoma graduate student; and Nash Lucas, 2, the son of an OSU student.
A husband and spouse from Skiatook filed separate non-public injury lawsuits in opposition to Chambers precisely 12 months after the crash. The couple, Leo and Sharon Schmitz, are looking for extra than $1 million in damages. Their instances are pending.
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