ST. LOUIS — A motorist is suing an uninsured driver and his own insurance company, citing alleged negligence and breach of an insurance contract.
Willie J. Hellems filed a complaint in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Atlas Financial Holdings Inc. and Bobby Lee Jones Jr. alleging that Jones breached his duty to maintain proper control of the motor vehicle he was driving and the insurance company failed to pay for claims filed under his uninsured motorist policy.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 20 he was driving his motor vehicle on North Fourth Street when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Jones, an uninsured motorist. He allegedly sustained serious and permanent injuries to his neck, back, left shoulder and left humerus, and was caused to incur medical expenses in excess of $26,000.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Atlas Financial allegedly failed to make any payments under the uninsured motorist insurance policy that he held and Jones allegedly failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus interest, costs, attorney's fees, and any further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by James C. Brandenburg of Brandenburg Law Offices in Clayton.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11770