ST. LOUIS — A South Carolina truck driver is suing a Missouri driver and insurance company, citing alleged negligence driving and breach of contract.
Michael P. Marks filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against the Talon R. Rovka and Cherokee Insurance Co., alleging that defendant Rovka failed his duty to drive the vehicle in a manner that will not endanger any property or life.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 23, 2014, he was injured on Interstate 70 in St. Charles County when Rovka's car spun out of control and into the path of the truck the plaintiff was driving, causing a collision. As a result, the plaintiff claims he is entitled to receive benefits under underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage for injuries sustained.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendant Rovka allegedly failed to drive at an appropriate speed, failed to maintain the car tires and other materials to avoid losing control of the vehicle on wet a road while defendant Cherokee Insurance Co., failed to pay any amount due under the UIM provisions of the insurance contract.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment in the amount up to $1 million, plus pre-judgment interest, costs incurred and such further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Noel A. Sevastianos of Rogers Sevastianos and Bante LLP in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division Case number 4:17-cv-01429-RWS