Driver seeks reimbursement from insurance company

Kelly Holleran Oct. 14, 2014, 11:43am

A man claims his insurance company has failed to timely pay him benefits owed to him after an unknown driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Austin Hirsch filed a lawsuit Sept. 4 in Galveston County District Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. 

In his complaint, Hirsch claims he was driving on Interstate 45 at NASA Road 1 in Galveston County on April 26, 2013, when an unknown driver rear-ended his vehicle, pushing him into a concrete wall.

Because of the collision, Hirsch suffered physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement and incurred medical costs, the suit states. He also lost his earning capacity, the complaint says.

At the time of the collision, Hirsch had an insurance policy through State Farm that was supposed to cover him if he sustained damages in an accident with an underinsured/uninsured driver, according to the complaint filed Sept. 4 in Galveston County District Court.

Although Hirsch has notified State Farm of his damages, the insurance company has failed to reimburse him, the suit states.

In his complaint, Hirsch is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Scott A. Sanes of Rice & Sanes LLP in Pearland will be representing him.

Galveston County District Court case number: 14-CV-945

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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