Our client, a liquor store in Colorado, was recently forced to file a lawsuit against Auto-Owners Insurance Company and its adjusters. The store suffered extensive damages when a severe storm passed through Highlands Ranch, Colorado in September 2014. After the hail had passed, our client found themselves in a storm of Auto-Owner’s fraud and deceit.
September 29, 2014 Storm
On September 29, 2014, a severe wind- and hailstorm bombarded Douglas County, Colorado, tearing through neighborhoods and destroying homes and businesses as it went. Our client became one of the storm’s many victims when the torrential hail damaged the property. After the storm, the store submitted a claim to Auto-Owners, hoping it would help it get back in business.
Auto-Owners Insurance Company Property Insurance Claim
Auto-Owners hired Monaco Adjusters, which then assigned an agent to adjust the claim. The adjusters estimated the damages to be around $31,000.
But, after applying depreciation and the policy deductible, the store received $13,300. Damages to the liquor store are currently estimated at more than $577,000. They received less than 3 percent of what they were owed based on their policy.
Due to Auto-Owners’s breach of contract, our client was unable to complete any meaningful repairs to the building. They were forced to retain an attorney to pursue their claim for insurance benefits. On September 29, 2016, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our client, against Auto-Owners Insurance Company for breach of contract, bad faith breach of insurance contract, and statuary bad faith.
Colorado 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.