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Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance accused of failing to settle claim


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 28, 2018

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BEAUMONT — An insured motorist is suing Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co., alleging that the company failed to properly settle his claim after an accident.

Brian McZeal filed a complaint on Sept. 17, in the Jefferson County District Court, against Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co., alleging that the insurer breached a duty of good faith and fair dealing.

McZeal claims that on May 11, 2017, he was seriously injured in a collision due to the alleged negligence of Jerry Garza, an underinsured motorist. 

McZeal allegedly suffered damages in excess of Garza's insurance coverage, for which he made a claim for underinsured motorist coverage under the policy provided by defendant. 

The plaintiff holds Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly investigate his claim and failed to settle the claim once its liability became reasonably clear.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, attorney's fees, interest, costs and all other relief to which he is entitled. 

He is represented by Mickey L. Washington of Washington & Associates PLLC in Houston.

Jefferson County District Court Case number E-202436

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