State Farm sued for damages by uninsured motorist

By Annie Cosby | Jan 27, 2014

A woman is suing after a collision with an uninsured drunk driver.

Sarah Elyse Westphal filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in the Galveston County Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. 

According to the complaint, on April 14, 2012, Westphal's car was involved in a collision with a drunk driver at the intersection of East Parkwood and West Winding Way.

The lawsuit states Westphal was covered under Brett Westphal's insurance plan with State Farm, which included coverage of uninsured motorists, and the drunk driver was not insured.

Westphal is seeking up to $100,000 in damages.

She is being represented in the case by attorney Jerome M. Karam.

Galveston County Court Case No. CV-0071399


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

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