Motorist sues Nationwide Insurance, alleging contract breach

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 6, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND — A man is suing Nationwide Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of insurance policy after his vehicle was struck by an uninsured driver.

Kayden K. Weister filed a complaint against the insurer in Hancock Circuit Court, alleging that the Nationwide breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 10, 2017, he was operating a motor vehicle traveling north on Main Street in Weirton when his vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by an underinsured driver, Virgil C. Pritchard.

Weister sustained severe injuries and other damages that exceeds the tortfeasor's policy limits, according to the suit. The plaintiff requests that the defendant resolve his underinsured motorist claim. The plaintiff holds Nationwide Insurance Company of America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and refused to pay the plaintiff's underinsured claim and failed to make a reasonable offer.

Weister requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, with interest, costs and such other proper and just relief. He is represented by Kevin M. Pearl of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl in Weirton.

Hancock Circuit Court Case number 19-c-7

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