PHILADELPHIA – GEICO policyholders from Philadelphia believe the insurance company did not pay them amounts they believe they were entitled to through their motor vehicle insurance coverage, in the aftermath of a 2013 accident in the Fairmount Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Virgil Davis and Geraldine Burns of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 6 versus GEICO Indemnity Company and Government Employees Insurance Companies, both of Fredericksburg, Va.
“On July 23, 2013, plaintiffs [Virgil] Davis and [Geraldine] Burns, were driver and passenger respectively in a vehicle traveling on Brown Street at or near the intersection with Uber Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the vehicle went into a large hole of depression in Brown Street,” the complaint reads.
At the time of the accident, plaintiffs were covered under a policy of motor vehicle insurance issued by defendants GEICO Indemnity Company and Government Employees Insurance Companies, to plaintiff [Virgil] Davis, which afforded coverage for first-party medical benefits in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (PMVFRL).
According to the defendants, GEICO did not pay benefits to cover the bills submitted by plaintiff in the amounts required by and within the time period permitted under the PMVFRL.
For counts of breach of contract and violation of the PMVFRL, the plaintiffs are seeking damages for personal injury protection/first-party benefits not in excess of $50,000, plus interest at a rate of 12 percent per year, costs, attorney’s fees and such further relief as this Court deems just and appropriate in this matter.
The plaintiff is represented by Marc A. Weinberg of Saffren & Weinberg, in Jenkintown.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170700301
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