Harris County man sues Government Employees Insurance

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Aug. 20, 2015, 2:49pm


A Harris County man is suing his insurance company, alleging it failed to provide him under-insured motorists' benefits after being involved in an accident.

Sammie Acker filed a lawsuit July 30 in Galveston County District Court against Government Employees Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing and violations of Texas Insurance Code.

According to the complaint, Acker seeks recovery for the damages and personal injuries he suffered as the result of an uninsured driver crashing into his motorcycle Sept. 27, 2014. The plaintiff contends that despite uninsured motorists' benefits being included in the insurance policy he has with the defendant and that he informed the defendant of the claim in a timely manner, the defendant has failed to provide those benefits.

The suit states Government Employees Insurance also failed to attempt in good faith to bring about a prompt, fair and equitable settlement of a claim in which liability has become reasonably clear.

The plaintiff alleges he has and will continue to endure physical pain and impairment, mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of earning capacity.

Acker seeks damages of $100,000, plus court costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is represented by attorney William Kanyha of D. Miller & Associates in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0784.

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