The Voss Law Firm, P.C., located in The Woodlands, Texas, scored a sizable blow against State Farm Lloyds, after a Federal Judge in Houston issued her Final Judgment on Friday, June 5, 2015. Homeowner Andrew Pitre was represented at trial by attorney Scott G. Hunziker, the managing partner and national trial counsel for the firm. According to attorney Hunziker, "the matter focused on a weather-related claim to the roof and interior of a residence located in The Woodlands. The insurance company, State Farm, refused to pay the amount required to make necessary repairs, ultimately forcing the client to hire counsel and to take the matter to a jury. State Farm followed standard operating procedures and slow boated the whole process forcing our client to hold them accountable - and we did."
Ultimately, the jury agreed and determined that State Farm did not keep its promises under the policy it sold to Mr. Pitre, finding in his favor that the carrier breached the contract between them. The Court also determined that State Farm must pay attorneys fees and interest to the Plaintiff, issuing a final award of nearly $110,000.00. Bill Voss, the firm's founder and owner, stated that more verdicts like this are necessary to help insurance carriers, like State Farm, understand that they must treat policyholders fairly or there will be consequences. "We don't know why these carriers won't pay what they owe, but as long as they keep forcing us to trial, we'll keep going. It's just a shame that our clients are forced into this process to get what they're owed under the policy. We believe strongly that our juries will agree.”
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