Insurance lawyers may not be perfect in all their actions but if a person wishes to sue an insurance company, get an insurance lawyer, don’t do it yourself. This is illustrated in a recent Fifth Circuit opinion styled, Thomas Petty v. Great West Casualty Company.
This is an appeal resulting from the district court’s dismissal of Petty’s claim with prejudice after Petty, a commercial truck driver sued Great West pro se.
Petty contends he was involved in two accidents involving fatalities and he suffers from ongoing mental trauma that prevents him from being able to operate a commercial truck. As a result, he seeks monetary relief for lost business earnings and mental distress/anguish.