A Houston homeowner is suing Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance for fraud, negligent hiring and other claims. Our client’s home suffered severe damage after a brutal storm. Allstate and its adjuster responded to her insurance claim with a substandard and improper inspection of the property, grossly undervaluing the cost of repairs and deliberately yielding an unrealistic amount to underpay coverage.
January 8, 2016 Storm
On January 8, 2016, a severe wind- and hailstorm bombarded Harris County, Texas, tearing through neighborhoods and destroying homes as it went. Our client’s home suffered severe damage to the roof and exterior, as well as the central air conditioner. After the storm, the homeowner quickly submitted a claim to Allstate, hoping her insurance company would help her get her life back in order.
Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Company Home Insurance Claim
Allstate assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. The adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing full coverage and finding no damage from the storm. This flagrant fraud left our client with no recovery to make repairs to her home.
The third-party expert hired after the insurance company’s fraudulent inspection found a litany of damages that were either conveniently absent or undervalued in Allstate’s estimate.
The damage to our client’s property is currently estimated at nearly $18,400.
Allstate’s adjuster intentionally undervalued our client’s claims in order to maintain his job, misrepresenting the amount of damage in the hopes that our client would simply rely on his expertise and fraudulent estimate as a true representation of the property’s damages.
Because of Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Company’s fraud, our client was unable to complete any meaningful repairs to her home, which resulted in even more damage. She was forced to retain an attorney to pursue her claim for insurance benefits. On January 24, 2017, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our client, against Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Company for fraud, breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, negligent hiring and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas DTPA.
Texas Property Insurance Lawyers
If your homeowner insurance carrier has denied your insurance claim, we can help. The experienced property insurance attorneys at Chad T. Wilson Law Firm have represented more than 1,000 clients in cases against insurance companies and aggressively protect the rights of insurance policyholders. Our consultations are free, and you owe us nothing until your case is won. Contact us today to see how we can help.
Originally published on cwilsonlaw.com January 26, 2017