A Galveston County man is suing GEICO, alleging it breached its insurance policy by not covering the diminished value of his car following an accident.

Edward Angrum filed a lawsuit July 1 in Galveston County District Court against Government Employees Insurance Company, also known as GEICO, alleging breach of contract, insurance code violations, and statutory bad faith.

On March 26, 2014, the suit states, Angrum's 2008 Chevrolet Corvette was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist. At the time, Angrum was covered by a GEICO policy that included uninsured motorist coverage.

The plaintiff seeks recovery for the diminished value of his vehicle but the suit says GEICO is unwilling to pay the $7,781 for the diminished value. As a result, the plaintiff has suffered loss of enjoyment while driving the now-damaged and repaired vehicle.

Angrum seeks monetary relief less than $100,000, plus attorney fees and costs of the suit. He is represented by attorney Adam Ramji of Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number cv-0074588.

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