Injured passenger alleges State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance failed to offer reasonable amount

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 9, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A passenger injured in an auto accident in St. Louis alleges an insurance company has failed to offer him a reasonable amount under a policy.

Vernon Scott filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. alleging breach of underinsured motorist coverage.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 13, 2017, he was involved in an accident as a passenger with another vehicle on Bellefontaine Road in St. Louis. He alleges he suffered injuries to his head, neck, shoulders and back and incurred medical expenses of more than $21,000. 

At the time of the incident, the suit states the vehicle he was riding in had underinsured motorist coverage with the defendant. The plaintiff alleges he has made a demand for payment under this coverage, but the defendant has refused to offer a fair and reasonable amount. The suit states the defendant offered $3,000.

The plaintiff holds State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. responsible because it allegedly breached the contract by refusing to offer a fair amount.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and all other relief that is proper and just. He is represented by Matthew J. Sauter of Sauter Sullivan LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc0006

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