Our client, a woman whose home was damaged in a severe storm, recently filed a lawsuit against Ark Royal Insurance Company and its adjuster. Ark Royal conducted a substandard and improper inspection of our client’s property. They grossly undervalued the cost of repairs and deliberately yielded an unrealistic amount to underpay coverage.
August 1, 2016 Storm
On August 1, 2016, a wind and hailstorm blew through Harris County, tearing through neighborhoods as it went. Our client’s Cypress home sustained extensive damage to the exterior, as well as to the windows and air conditioning system. After the storm, she promptly submitted a claim to Ark, hoping her insurance company would help her repair her home.
Ark Royal Insurance Company Home Insurance Claim
Ark assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. The adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing coverage. This left our client with zero recovery necessary to make repairs to her home.
The third-party expert hired after the insurance company’s negligent inspection found a litany of damages that Ark’s adjuster conveniently left out or undervalued in his estimate.
The third party adjuster estimated the real damage to our client’s home at $35,500.
Ark’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.
Ark Royal Insurance Company’s fraud forced our client to retain an attorney, just so she could get her roof repaired. On January 30, 2017, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our client, against Liberty Insurance Corporation. The firm is suing for fraud, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas DTPA.
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