Our client recently filed a lawsuit against Auto Club Indemnity Company (AAA) and its adjuster. The man’s home was seriously damaged in a hailstorm that bombarded Fort Bend County, Texas in June 2016. AAA and its adjuster conducted a substandard and improper inspection of our client’s property, grossly undervaluing the cost of repairs and deliberately yielding an unrealistic amount to underpay coverage.
June 4, 2016 Storm
On June 4, 2016, a severe storm tore through Missouri City, pelting our client’s home with hail and heavy rain. His roof and exterior, as well as several rooms inside the home, suffered serious damage. After the storm, our client quickly submitted a claim to AAA, hoping his insurance company would help him get his life back in order.
AAA Home Insurance Claim
AAA assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. The adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing full coverage and estimating damages to total about $3,200. After applying the deductible, this left our client without any recovery to make repairs to his 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 AAA’s estimate.
The damage to our client’s property is currently estimated at $36,100.
AAA’s adjuster intentionally undervalued our client’s claims in order to maintain his job. He misrepresented the amount of damage, hoping our client would simply rely on his expertise and fraudulent estimate as a true representation of the property’s damages.
Because of AAA’s fraud, our client could not complete any meaningful repairs to his home, resulting in even more damage. AAA’s inadequacies forced him to retain an attorney to pursue his claim for insurance benefits. On December 13, 2016, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our client, against Auto Club Indemnity 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, then we can help. The experienced attorneys at Chad T. Wilson Law Firm have represented more than 1,000 clients in cases against insurance companies. Our property insurance lawyers 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.