NEW ORLEANS — A Mississippi man is suing Progressive and Allstate, alleging breach of contract in failing to pay benefits for an auto accident.
Albert Lee Perron of Pearl River County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit Aug. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Progressive Gulf Insurance Company and All State Insurance Company, alleging failure to to comply with their contractual obligations.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 28, while traveling in St. Tammany Parish, Perron sustained injuries when he was involved in an multicar accident due to the negligence of an underinsured motorist. Prior to the accident, the suit says, the defendants issued a policy contract insuring Perron and/or the vehicle he was driving.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants consented for Perron to accept GoAuto’s payment of its $15,000 liability limits with the option to pursue further claims. GoAuto was the insurance company for Scott J. Hebert, the under-insured motorist who caused the crash.
Perron seeks trial by jury, reasonable damages, plus interest, costs and all other general and equitable relief. He is represented by attorneys George B. Recile and Barry W. Sartin, Jr. of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes LLP in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14060