State Farm sued for not paying more than policy allowed

David Yates Apr. 28, 2011, 10:14am

Orange resident Jon Glingaman has filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming his benefits were insufficient to cover injuries he suffered in a multivehicle collision.

The suit was filed April 25 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to his petition, on July 16, 2007, Glingaman was traveling on Interstate 10 when several vehicles struck him because a motorist had stopped in the left lane of impending traffic.

Two of the individuals who caused the collision did not have insurance, court papers say.

Immediately following the collision, Glingaman made a claim to State Farm.

"The policy included coverage for under-insured motorists in the amount of $20,000," the suit states. "The recovery was insufficient to compensate Clingaman."

Glingaman is suing for all damages and benefits he claims he is owed under the policy.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents him.

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

Case No. E189-829

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