SANFORD — A motorist has filed a claim against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company after she was involved in a car accident and allegedly did not receive full reimbursement from the insurance carrier.
Rosemarie McCoy filed a complaint on Aug. 9 in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Seminole County against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, alleging that the insurance company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 22, 2011, she was rear-ended by the tort feasor, Dolores King, along Eagle Boulevard. The plaintiff claims to have suffered from bodily injuries resulting to disability and disfigurement, lost earnings, medical expenses and aggravation of a previously existing condition. Although King was insured at the time of the crash, the plaintiff said, it allegedly was not enough to fully compensate her for the losses and damages incurred, thus the necessity to sue the defendant. The plaintiff holds State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate the necessary facts in order to settle the claims, failed to conduct settlement negotiations and failed to promptly settle claims within the available limit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, damages in excess of $15,000, interest, costs and attorney's fees and other relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Jeffrey M. Byrd of Jeffrey M. Byrd PA in Orlando.
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Seminole County case number Case 6:16-cv-01423