Man alleges Progressive failed to settle his insurance claim

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 18, 2017

ORLANDO – A motorist has filed suit against his insurer over allegations it has failed it settle his claim for damages after a vehicle collision.

Hector Colon filed a complaint on March 24 in the Orange County Circuit Court against Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. alleging that the insurer breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 11, 2016, he has suffered bodily injury and disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and aggravation of a pre-existing condition when a vehicle negligently driven by another motorist collided with his vehicle. Plaintiff alleges he then made a prompt and timely claim with the defendant under his uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. 

The suit states that on Nov. 1, 2016, plaintiff's counsel served the defendant a pre-suit demand for settlement and that the defendant responded with a request for information, but the defendant has failed to settle the case.

The plaintiff holds Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately investigate the pertinent facts of the case and the applicable law, refused to attempt to settle the case in good faith.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages against defendant together with costs and prejudgment interest. He is represented by Fanny Nater of Nater Law Firm PLLC in Orlando.

9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County Case number 54208061

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