State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance allegedly failed to pay reasonable settlement amount

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver injured in a St. Louis collision alleges his insurer has failed to pay a reasonable settlement amount despite his demands.

Lamont A. Wiggins filed a complaint on Nov. 29 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. alleging vexatious refusal to pay.

According to the complaint, on April 17, 2017, the plaintiff was injured in an auto collision due to the carelessness of an uninsured driver along Interstate 64 in St. Louis. He alleges he sustained serious injuries and incurred medical expenses and lost wages in the sum of $17,700. 

Subsequently, the suit states the plaintiff made a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under the policy provided by defendant. 

The plaintiff holds State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and refused to pay a reasonable settlement amount.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant in an amount between $25,000 and $75,000, plus costs and attorney's fees. He is represented by Mark F. Haywood of Mark F. Haywood LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11734

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