Houston Man Sues Geovera Insurance for Fraud
Our client recently filed a lawsuit against Geovera Specialty Insurance Company and its adjuster. The man’s home was seriously damaged in a thunderstorm that bombarded Harris County, Texas in August 2015. According to Plaintiff’s original petition, Geovera 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.
August 11, 2015 Storm
On August 11, 2015, a severe wind- and hailstorm tore through Houston, leaving a trail of damaged homes and lives. Our client’s house suffered severe damage to the roof and exterior, as well as several windows. After the storm, he quickly submitted a claim to Geovera, hoping his insurance company would help him get his life back in order.
Geovera Specialty Insurance Company Home Insurance Claim
Geovera assigned one of its adjusters to inspect the property and adjust the claim. Allegedly, the adjuster knowingly conducted a subpar investigation, refusing full coverage and estimating damages to total about $1,500. After the deductible, this left our client with no recovery to make repairs to his home.
The third-party expert hired after the insurance company’s inspection found a litany of damages that were either conveniently absent or undervalued in Geovera’s estimate.
The damage to our client’s property is currently estimated at $26,600.
As stated in the petition, Geovera’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.
Our client could not complete any repairs to his home, resulting in even more damage. Grover’s claims handling process forced him to retain an attorney to pursue his claim for insurance benefits. On November 2, 2016, the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm filed suit, on behalf of our client, against Geovera Specialty Insurance Company for fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas DTPA.
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