Hurricane Maria, Irma Victims Filing Lawsuits for Underpaid Insurance Claims
Last Updated on September 23, 2019
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone in the U.S. Virgin Islands who submitted an insurance claim for property damage following Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe these insurance claims are being drastically underpaid – and that policyholders have a short window of time to take action and recover the money they’re owed.
- How Long Do I Have?
- Not long. Depending on the specifics of your claim, you may have to take action by a certain date in September 2019 before you will become barred from ever going after your insurer over the underpayment of your hurricane claim.
- What If I Signed a Release?
- That’s OK! Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that these release waivers are illegal and will not bar people from filing claims for more money.
- What Does This Cost?
- It doesn’t cost anything to contact us or to speak to one of the attorneys we work with. Plus, if the attorney doesn’t win your case, you don’t have to pay his or her fees.
September 23, 2019
Due to strict legal time limits, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer reviewing claims for this matter. If you have any questions regarding your rights, please contact an attorney in your area. The information below is for reference only. Visit our lawsuit list page for an open list of cases and investigations.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak to anyone in the U.S. Virgin Islands who submitted an insurance claim following Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The attorneys have reason to believe that not one claim has been paid properly and that people still have a chance to recover the full amount they’re owed for damage caused by the hurricanes.
How Could I Be Owed More Money? I Already Got Paid.
Insurance companies have an obligation to properly process, investigate and pay the claims they receive. When they fail to do so, the policyholder can file a lawsuit against the company alleging that it acted in “bad faith.”
Some examples of bad faith may include:
- Failing to carry out a full investigation
- Delaying claims without reason
- Paying out claims for less than they’re worth
- Rejecting valid claims
- Denying claims without explaining why
It is believed that insurance companies are severely underpaying claims from U.S. Virgin Islands residents who suffered damage from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Those who choose to pursue action against their insurers could end up recovering the money they should have been paid had the insurance company acted properly in handling the claim.
What If I Signed a Waiver?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that the release waivers insurance companies made people sign upon accepting their payouts are illegal. This means you may still be able to take action even if you agreed to release the company from any liability or obligation in exchange for the money you received.
How Much Does This Cost?
It costs nothing to contact us or to speak to one of the attorneys we work with. Plus, you’ll only pay attorneys’ fees if your case is successful. Should that be the case, the attorneys will collect a percentage of the money you win from your insurer.
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