Putnam Co. motorist alleges insurer failed to cover all costs

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Putnam County man is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

CHARLESTON — A Putnam County man is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Roy E. Richardson filed a complaint March 13 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, alleging failure to cover all insurance damages. 

According to the complaint, on Jan. 26, 2003, Richardson was injured in an automobile accident caused by an underinsured motorist. Due to the defendant's acts, Richardson says, he was deprived of underinsured motorist coverage benefits due under Erie's insurance policy. 

The plaintiff alleges Erie Insurance Property & Casualty refused to make a commercially reasonable offer of underinsured motorist coverage and failed to pay coverage equal to insurance policy limits.

Richardson seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper and just relief. He is represented by attorneys Brent K. Kesner and Ernest G. Hentschel II of Kesner & Kesner PLLC in Charleston, and by Carrie L. Newton of Ripley.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-262

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