Beaumont woman sues State Farm over collision

Kelly Holleran May 11, 2010, 4:17pm

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against her insurance company, saying they refuse to pay her claims for damages she incurred in a collision.

Ruthie Mae Chavis claims she was turning east onto College Street from N. Major Drive on April 24, 2008, when, without warning, a driver rear-ended her.

At the time of the accident, Chavis had an insurance policy from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and from State Farm Lloyds that should have protected her in the event she was hit by an uninsured driver, according to the complaint filed April 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

Chavis sought relief from the driver who struck her, but the money he was able to provide did not sufficiently compensate her for her injuries and damages, which include medical costs, phyiscal pain and suffering and physical impairment, the suit states.

In her complaint, Chavis is seeking additional relief under her underinsured motorist policy.

Chavis is seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief to which she may be entitled.

Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck and Thomas in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-772.

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