Here is a 1974, opinion from the 14th Court of Appeals that is still good law today. The opinion is styled, Janice Sue Milton v. Preferred Risk Insurance Company et al.
This is a lawsuit to recover benefits under the uninsured motorist provisions of an automobile policy. The question for the Court is, at what point in time must the insured forward suit papers concerning a claim against an uninsured motorist, if the negligent party was insured at the time of the accident, but later became “uninsured” as that term is legally defined.
The Facts of this case are a little confusing and will not be discussed here. The relevant Fact is that the insured, Milton, sued Preferred seeking benefits under her uninsured motorist provisions of her insurance policy with Preferred.