Hurricane Litigation Group has filed a lawsuit against Tower Hill Insurance claiming that the insurance company, and its associates, defrauded victims of Hurricane Irma of the money they are owed.
The suit alleges that Tower Hill conspired with Ladder Now and Humble to underpay or deny compensation on insurance claims filed by victims of Hurricane Irma.
According to Hurricane Litigation, Ladder Now is an unlicensed independent adjusting firm that unlawfully denied claims and underpaid Hurricane Irma victims.
Hurricane Litigation accuses Humble, a consulting and restoration firm, of writing fake engineering reports denying Hurricane Irma damages.
“We’d like to see the State of Florida protect its citizenry and take immediate action against Tower Hill, Ladder Now and Humble. Insurance carriers have a long and nefarious history of placing profits ahead of policyholders,” Hurricane Litigation Group Partner Paul Berge said in a statement.
“We allege that Tower Hill committed multiple crimes including theft, wire fraud, mail fraud and the use of unlicensed adjusters and engineers to systematically rob policyholders of premiums and critical claim payments following Hurricane Irma. We believe that this is an ongoing scheme and that Florida policyholders continue to be harmed,” he added.
Should it win this case, Hurricane Litigation will have ammo to use in future lawsuits against Florida insurers.
“We will continue to help Floridians fight insurance giants and hope that carriers will understand that conspiring to put profits over policyholders will not be profitable in the long run,” Berger said.
Tower Hill Insurance has not responded to HousingWire’s request for comment and will update this article should it respond.