Bonee v. Carr
When insurance covers only a portion of damages from a motor-vehicle accident, a court can reach a ruling on each party's economic and non-economic damages and award a proportionate amount. Allegedly, Fitzroy Byfield drove in the wrong lane and collided head-on with a motor vehicle driven by Jovan Folson. Folson and his passengers, Marcus Carr and Errol Henry, were injured. The court found that Folson suffered economic damages of $4,899 and non-economic damages of $20,000. Henry suffered economic damages of $18,432 and non-economic damages of $50,000. Carr suffered economic damages of $21,303 and non-economic damages of $20,000. Insurance covered only $40,000 in damages, and the court, in an interpleader action to distribute funds held in escrow, distributed proportionate damages of $6,774 to Folson, $19,193 to Henry and $11,666 to Carr. The court also awarded an attorney fee of $1,890 and costs of $476.