PHILADELPHIA – A man who allegedly suffered spinal injuries in an accident in New Jersey believes his insurance provider has failed to provide him with $30,000 of necessary benefits to which he is entitled.
Willie Days of Willingboro, N.J. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 31 versus Progressive Specialty Insurance Company, of Plymouth Meeting.
On Christmas night last year, Days was stopped for a red light facing northbound on Burlington Pike at its intersection with Beverly-Rancocas Road in Willingboro, when he says he suffered serious and permanent spinal injuries after being struck by a vehicle operated by Nathaniel Brown.
Brown’s insurance policy through Geico Insurance covered him for up $15,000, and this amount was tendered after consent was obtained from the first-party carrier, defendant Progressive, the suit says.
At the time of the incident, Days was insured by Progressive under a policy which included coverage for underinsured motorist benefits in the amount of $30,000, he says. Days asserted a claim for UIM benefits against Progressive, due to Brown’s insufficient liability coverage.
The plaintiff is seeking breach of contract-related damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs and interest.
The plaintiff is represented by Jason E. Fine and Michelle Mall of J. Fine Law Group, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171003889
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