A Houston couple recently sued Nationwide after the insurance company conducted an improper inspection of our clients’ storm-damaged property. They grossly undervalued the cost of repairs and deliberately yielded an unrealistic amount to underpay coverage.
March 23, 2016 Storm
On March 23, 2016, a wind and hailstorm blew through Harris County, tearing through neighborhoods as it went. Our clients’ Houston home sustained extensive damage to the roof, exterior and interior. After the storm, they promptly submitted a claim to Nationwide, hoping the insurance company would help them repair their home.
Nationwide Lloyds Insurance Company Home Insurance Claim
Nationwide assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. The adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing full coverage. This left our clients without recovery necessary to make repairs to their home.
The third-party expert hired after the insurance company’s negligent inspection found a litany of damages that Nationwide’s adjuster conveniently left out or undervalued in his estimate.
The third party adjuster estimated the real damage to our clients’ home at $21,300.
Nationwide’s adjuster intentionally undervalued our clients’ claims in order to maintain his job. He misrepresented the amount of damage, hoping our clients would simply rely on his expertise and fraudulent estimate as a true representation of the property’s damages.
Nationwide’s fraud forced our clients to retain an attorney, just so they could get their roof repaired. On February 14, 2017, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our clients, against Nationwide Lloyds. The firm is suing for fraud, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas DTPA.
Houston 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 we win your case. Contact us today to see how we can help.