ST. LOUIS — Two people from Illinois are suing a St. Louis driver and an insurer, citing alleged negligence and breach of contract.

Sherman Sumner Jr. and Tammy Sumner filed a complaint July 25 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Jessica Burris and Lighthouse Casualty Co., alleging Burris failed to exercise the highest degree of care while operating her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 3, 2016, they sustained serious and permanent injuries when their vehicle was struck by Burris' automobile. The plaintiffs claim they informed Lighthouse Casualty of their intent to pursue the uninsured motorist portion of their insurance policy but have yet to receive their benefits. The plaintiffs hold Burris and Lighthouse Casualty responsible because Lighthouse Casualty allegedly has delayed determining its liability and settling the plaintiffs' claim.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in such amount that will reasonably and fairly compensate plaintiffs loss and damages, costs of this suit and such other just and proper relief. They are represented by Ely Hadowsky of Brown & Brown in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10858

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