Cooper said his client obtained car insurance over the phone and by law, needed to sign an uninsured motorist coverage waiver. Before that could happen, the Broward County resident was involved in a collision resulting in extensive injuries. (Credit: NATHAPHAT NAMPIX/Adobe Stock)

A South Florida appeals court reversed a trial court ruling involving a crash case stemming from an accident that occurred 18 years ago and remains in active litigation.

The long-running saga involves Janelle Ober, a Broward County motorist who was insured by Progressive Select Insurance Co. In this latest appeals ruling, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed an award of punitive damages to the driver who sought additional compensation at trial based on denial of coverage for not signing an insurance waiver.

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