Man says MetLife improperly denied him benefits after hit-and-run crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who suffered severe lower back injuries in a serious hit-and-run car crash almost a year and a half ago believes MetLife Insurance hasn’t properly compensated him with uninsured motorist (UIM) benefits.

Aaron Pippen of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 1 versus Metropolitan Group Property & Casualty Insurance, of Warwick, R.I.

Pippen was in possession of a MetLife insurance policy governing his vehicle when he was involved in an automobile accident at 7th and West Montgomery Streets in Philadelphia on Jan. 8, 2016, which he avers was the fault of the other driver, who was also uninsured. Pippen says he suffered lumbar disc protrusion and bulge in the accident.

Pippen says his MetLife policy included UIM coverage up to a maximum amount of $15,000, and the other driver fled the scene with no known liability coverage to compensate him, Pippen filed a UIM coverage claim with MetLife, which he alleges was denied and the company has made no such payments to him.

“Furthermore, in addition to all the injuries and losses suffered by the plaintiff, plaintiff has also incurred or will incur medical, rehabilitative and other related expenses in an amount equal to and/or in excess of the basic personal injury protection benefits required by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, 75 Pa.C.S. Section 1701, et.seq., as amended, and/or Worker’s Compensation benefits pursuant to Act 57, and for which plaintiff makes a claim for payment in the present action,” the lawsuit reads.

For a lone count of breach of contract, the plaintiff is seeking judgment against the defendant for damages, interest and costs not in excess of $50,000 in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc F. Greenfield of Spear Greenfield Richman & Weitz, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170504390

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