Edwardsville man sues Stonegate Insurance, alleging unpaid damages

Robbie Hargett Aug. 31, 2015, 2:03pm


An Edwardsville man is suing Stonegate Insurance, alleging it has breached its contract by not paying damages following a vehicle collision.

Mart L. Covington III of Edwardsville filed a lawsuit on July 30 in Madison County Circuit Court against Stonegate Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, Stonegate Insurance owes but has not paid insurance coverage to Covington for losses and damages he sustained in a vehicle accident involving a negligent driver, Zachary Williams of Salem, in the 6300 block of Governor's Parkway in Edwardsville on Aug. 3, 2013.

As a result of the accident, the suit says, Covington suffered severe and permanent injuries to external body parts and to his nervous system, has incurred and will continue to incur large medical expenses, and has lost and will continue to lose wages from his gainful employment.

The lawsuit states Covington's insurance policy with Stonegate contained a provision that provides insurance coverage for losses and damages sustained in accidents caused by third-party negligent drivers of uninsured vehicles. The complaint alleges Covington is entitled to be paid damages by Stonegate resulting from Williams' negligence.

Covington seeks more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by attorney Ronald J. Foster, Jr. of Schoen Walton Telken & Foster in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-971.

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