Our clients, a couple whose home was damaged in a severe storm, recently filed a lawsuit against Centauri Specialty Insurance Corporation and its adjuster. Centauri conducted a substandard and improper inspection of our clients’ property. They grossly undervalued the cost of repairs and deliberately yielded an unrealistic amount to underpay coverage.
September 11, 2016 Storm
On September 11, 2016, a wind and hailstorm blew through Fort Bend County, tearing through neighborhoods as it went. Our clients’ Sugar Land home sustained extensive damage to the roof and exterior, as well as interior water damage. After the storm, they promptly submitted a claim to Centauri, hoping their insurance company would help them repair their home.
Centauri Specialty Insurance Corporation Home Insurance Claim
Centauri assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. The adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing full coverage. After applying the deductible, our clients had zero 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 Centauri’s adjuster conveniently left out or undervalued in his estimate.
The third party adjuster estimated the real damage to our clients’ home at nearly $47,900.
Centauri’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.
Centauri Insurance Corporation’s fraud forced our clients to retain an attorney, just so they could get their roof repaired. On February 21, 2017, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our clients, against Centauri Insurance Corporation. The firm is suing for fraud, breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, negligent hiring, and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas DTPA.
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