PHILADELPHIA – Legal action filed by a Philadelphia man who suffered severe lower back injuries in a serious hit-and-run car crash almost two and a half years ago and who believed MetLife Insurance didn’t properly compensate him with uninsured motorist (UIM) benefits has settled.
Per an order issued by the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and its Arbitration Center on June 20, 2017, the notice explained the instant case filed by Aaron Pippen against Metropolitan Group Property & Casualty Insurance had been settled, it would be marked “discontinued” on the Court’s docket and removed from the applicable list and inventory of pending cases. Furthermore, the case may be restored to the arbitration list only upon written order of the motion program judge, through formal motion.
Pippen, of Philadelphia, filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 1, 2017 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 said he suffered lumbar disc protrusion and bulge in the accident.
Pippen said 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 alleged was denied and the company had 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 read.
Before settlement, for a lone count of breach of contract, the plaintiff was seeking judgment against the defendant for damages, interest and costs not in excess of $50,000 in this matter.
The plaintiff was represented by Marc F. Greenfield of Spear Greenfield Richman & Weitz, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170504390
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