A class action lawsuit has been filed against Travelers Insurance Co. alleging that it misled injured individuals in car accident cases against Travelers’ insureds. The case, filed in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County by Sabrina Roppo, alleges that when she was injured in a car accident with a Travelers’ insured. Dhe was advised that the policy of insurance provided to the wrongdoer was $500,000.
However, it was discovered that there was an additional $1 million umbrella policy that Roppo alleges was not disclosed to her by Travelers. According to the lawsuit, even though the Travelers’ insured paid a premium for the $1 million umbrella coverage, the company chose not to disclose that the umbrella policy was available.
The lawsuit contends that Roppos suffered additional financial losses because of the misrepresentation. The lawsuit also states that about 500 other individuals injured by Travelers’ insureds were affected by this practice dating back to 1988. The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Another similar lawsuit was filed in 2012 against State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. and others, alleging about the same allegations, wherein the insurance company in that case also concealed excess coverage provided by umbrella insurance policies.
Roppo is represented by attorney Kent D. Sinson and Gene Moskowitz. The case is pending for class certification in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Sabrina Roppo, etc. v. Travelers Insurance Co., No. 13 CH 16468 (Cook County) and Penny K. Kim, et al. v. Elizabeth F. Swann, et al., No. 12 L 5053 (Cook County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling automobile accidents, truck accidents, and injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 37 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Vernon Hills, Glendale Heights, Winnetka, Cicero, Chicago (Beverly), Chicago (Bridgeport), Chicago (Hyde Park), Chicago (Pullman), Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove and Forest Park, Ill.
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