Married couple alleges insurance company failed to pay claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 18, 2017

WHEELING — A Wheeling couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract for refusing to pay an insurance coverage claim.

WHEELING — A Wheeling couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract for refusing to pay an insurance coverage claim.

Kara Stidd and Tobias Stidd filed a complaint March 29 in Ohio Circuit Court against Erie Insurance Property and Casualty Company, alleging failure to to comply with a written contract to pay the plaintiffs' coverage benefits.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 14, 2015, Kara Stidd was injured in a vehicle collision. The suit says the Stidds filed for underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage benefits of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident. 

The plaintiffs allege they fully complied with the terms and provisions of the insurance policy but failed to receive coverage claims due. As a result, the lawsuit states, the couple was forced to incur expenses and costs. The plaintiffs allege Erie Insurance failed and refused to pay the underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage benefits that can reach as high as $125,000.

The Stidds seeks trial by jury, compensatory and general damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper relief. They are represented by attorneys James G. Bordas and Meaghan L. Tague of Bordas and Bordas, PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 17-C-97

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