Car crash victims alleges State Farm failed to provide proper compensation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2018

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Weirton woman is suing State Farm, alleging breach of contract.

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Weirton woman is suing State Farm, alleging breach of contract.

Gina Granato filed a complaint May 11 in Hancock Circuit Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company alleging failure to provide a coverage claim of underinsured motorist coverage.

According to the complaint, on June 4, 2015, Granato's 2008 Toyota was rear-ended by another motorist on Warwood Avenue in Ohio County, leading to injuries for the plaintiff and medical expenses of about $37,000. 

Pursuant to the automobile insurance of the vehicle purchased by her father, Granato said she is entitled to receive settlement amounting to $75,000 within the available underinsured motorist coverage policy limits.

However,the suit says, State Farm did not fully compensate her and only offered $12,000 for the settlement. 

The plaintiff alleges State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance failed to fully compensate her of the settlement under underinsured motorist benefits after giving the consent and waiver of subrogation.

Granato seeks trial by jury, judgment in an amount of underinsured motorist benefits the jury finds are reasonable, plus compensation for the injuries and damages. She is represented by attorney Daniel L. McCune of Sellitti, Nogay & McCune PLLC in Weirton.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 18-C-50

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