ST. LOUIS – An injured motorist alleges his insurer has failed to pay the full benefit of his underinsured motorist claim.
Michael Butler filed a complaint on Nov. 19 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against The Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. alleging that the licensed insurer failed to perform under the terms of the contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 6, 2014, he was involved in an auto collision due to the carelessness of an underinsured driver in St. Louis. At the time of the accident, the suit states the insurance policy issued by defendant was in full force and effect.
The plaintiff alleges he incurred damages in excess of the tortfeasor's policy limits and that his policy with the defendant entitled him to $100,000 in underinsured motorist benefits. He alleges the defendant has refused to provide the full benefits.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in the amount of more than $75,000, plus costs and all other relief that is appropriate. He is represented by Scott L. Kolker of Kolker & Labovitz in Clayton.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11671