Lawyers for a Florida car insurance company say they’ve filed a lawsuit against a Florida crash insurer over a claim that it misidentified a driver in a fatal accident.
The company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Broward County Circuit Court, accusing the Florida Department of Insurance of violating a 2011 contract it signed with the company.
The claim is one of three in Florida that the state has been involved in a series of class action lawsuits brought by drivers who have died or been seriously injured in auto accidents in recent years.
Blue Cross and White says it was notified of the accident in June, and Blue Cross says it notified the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Insurance Department.
Blue cross says in the lawsuit that the Florida insurance company has violated the contract by not making any information available to Blue Cross or to drivers who were injured in the crash.
The insurance company says it has been working to resolve the matter, but will not be able to continue until it does.
The lawsuit is the latest twist in a saga that has left a number of people dead, including a Florida man who was driving home in a 2014 Dodge Charger after driving off the highway and into the sea.
Bluecross and White say they have also reached settlements with the other two insurers in the state.
The Florida Department has not released the names of the drivers or the injuries they sustained.
BlueCross says it plans to appeal the settlement with the state and will ask the court to impose a judgment of $10 million for each driver killed in a crash.