Insurance firm sues driver to recover auto accident damages

Carol Ostrow May 12, 2015, 7:56am


A Wisconsin-based insurance company brought action on behalf of its beneficiary against an individual for alleged liability in a 2013 incident.

Cumis Insurance Society Inc. of Madison, Wis., as subrogee of Golden Triangle Federal Credit Union, filed a complaint against Jeremy Chapman, of Groves, Texas, in Jefferson County District Court April 30, claiming monetary amounts in controversy as a result of a May 2013 auto accident.

The defendant allegedly incurred damages on May 2, 2013 to a vehicle for which he had had obtained a loan from the plaintiff’s insured, Golden Triangle Federal Credit Union. According to court documents, the credit union was obliged to pay $9816.17 in damages; the suit states that the defendant now owes this amount to the plaintiff.

Citing the action as an attempt to collect a debt, Cumis Insurance Society seeks: compensation in the exact amount of $9816.17 along with pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney’s fees; expenses, and costs.

It was not stated whether Chapman carries a separate car insurance policy of his own. According to the suit, attorney’s fees are estimated to total at least $1,500.00.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Barata R. Hollis of HBH Law Offices in Frisco.

Jefferson County District Court Case D-197070

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