Kelly Holleran Oct. 23, 2012, 7:15am

A woman has filed suit against her insurance company after she claims it refused to pay her for more than $70,000 for damages she incurred after her car caught on fire.

Jennifer Bellard claims defendant Gramercy Insurance Co. had insured her vehicle when its engine caught on fire while she was driving on July 29.

Bellard filed a claim with Gramercy in hopes that it would pay her for the damages she sustained in the blaze. However, the insurance company denied her claim, according to the complaint.

“Plaintiff seeks to recover total damages not to exceed $74,999,” the suit states.

She alleges breach of contract, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, violations of the Texas Insurance Code, conversion and fraud against Gramercy.

In her complaint, Bellard seeks economic damages, mental anguish damages, treble damages, attorney’s fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Clint Brasher and Joe Muckleroy of Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A193-364.

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