Motorist sues driver, Automotive Club Inter-Insurance Exchange over I-44 accident

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman is seeking damages from a driver and her insurance company over alleged injuries she sustained in a collision on Interstate 44.

Meredith Neu filed a complaint on Dec. 31 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Tyler Kiersch and Automotive Club Inter-Insurance Exchange alleging breach of duty and breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 1, 2017, she was traveling on Interstate 44 near its intersection with Hampton Avenue in St. Louis when Kiersch struck the rear of her vehicle. She alleges she sustained serious injuries to her neck, back and shoulder as a result of the collision. 

The suit states Kiersch alleged his vehicle was struck by an unknown driver who did not stop at the time.

The plaintiff alleges she was insured under a policy issued by Automotive Club Inter-Insurance Exchange and that it failed to pay her claim for uninsured motorist benefits. She alleges this failure to pay is a vexatious refusal and in breach of the contract.

The plaintiff alleges Kiersch failed to maintain a careful lookout, followed her vehicle too closely and failed to stop his vehicle to avoid a collision.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs and all further relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Eric W. Evans of Evans Blasi in Granite City.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00003

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