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Insurance customer seeks to recover losses from Country Financial

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man is suing an insurance company, alleging it has refused to pay his claims from an automobile accident.

Edward Drach filed the lawsuit Jan. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against Country Financial, also known as Country Mutual Insurance Company, with headquarters in Bloomington.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 24, 2013, Drach was injured in a motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff says he provided Country Financial with prompt notice of the losses and demanded the defendant pay for those losses, particularly medical bills and under-insured motorist claims.

The suit says the defendant refuses to pay the claim and has been cavalier in its refusal. As a result, the plaintiff is being forced to sue to recover the damages related to the accident, the lawsuit alleges.

Drach seeks at least $50,000, including court costs, attorney fees and other damages the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Rodney D. Caffey and Ralph J. Mendelsohn of The Caffey Law Firm LLC of Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-64

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