Last September, thousands of homes were destroyed in the Bastrop County wildfire. One of those homes belonged to a filmmaker who has deep Central Texas roots. Richard Linklater, the well-known filmmaker who wrote and directed “Dazed and Confused,” filed a Texas residential insurance claim for damages with his insurance company.
For almost a year, Linklater has attempted to collect on his $239,000 policy by Truck Insurance Group (part of Farmers Insurance Group), but has been unsuccessful. He has now filed a lawsuit against his insurance company for denying his Bastrop fire claim and is accusing his insurer of refusing to pay his property damages.
Linklater lost film memorabilia, wardrobe and set pieces, and audio and video recordings, along with many other valuable personal belongings in the fire. All told, the lost items value around $500,000. However, his insurance company won’t pay the filmmaker his full policy value of $239,000.
Why This Case Is Important for You to Know About
Oftentimes, insurance companies get used to sending out form letters to deny a homeowner and do not take the time to really analyze if the claim is valid. This is why it is important to read your policy, make sure you know your policy value, do not take no for an answer, and fight back through litigation.
Oftentimes, you will need a skilled Texas insurance claim attorney to help you build your case to show that the insurer is in breach of contract for failing to pay your claim in a timely manner or for unreasonably denying your claim.
For more information about your property insurance claim denial, call a skilled Texas insurance claim attorney at the Voss Law Firm for help today at 888-614-7730. You will receive a free consultation and a complimentary copy of our book Disputes With Your Insurance Company – What All Consumers Need to Know.