Hartford accused of breach of contract for uninsured motorist coverage

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A motorist is suing Deashlee Duff, Caryn Pierson and Twin City Fire Insurance Company, d/b/a Hartford, alleging negligence and breach of contract.

ST. LOUIS — A motorist is suing Deashlee Duff, Caryn Pierson and Twin City Fire Insurance Company, d/b/a Hartford, alleging negligence and breach of contract.

Gail Cooper filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against alleging that Duff and Pierson failed to exercise the highest degree of care while operating their respective vehicles.

According to the complaint, Cooper alleges that on Nov. 15, 2016 she was driving on Hodiamont Avenue and was stopped near its intersection with Wells Avenue when Duff and Pierson caused their vehicles to collide with one another, causing defendants Duff's vehicle to spin and strike the plaintiff's vehicle. She allegedly sustained injuries to her neck, back, hip and shoulders, and incurred medical expenses in excess of $5,596. 

The plaintiff holds Duff, Pierson and Twin City Fire Insurance Company, d/b/a Hartford, responsible because defendants Duff and Pierson allegedly failed to maintain careful lookout and failed to take evasive actions at the first appearance of danger to avoid collision, and Hartford is liable for uninsured motorist coverage.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of not less than $25,000, plus costs of this action and all other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Troy R. Penny of Penny Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00400

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