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Public Adjuster Charged With Insurance Fraud, Serves As Warning During Hurricane

As a potentially devastating category 3 hurricane nears the coast of Texas, another public insurance adjuster has been charged with insurance fraud. Elvira Chandler was charged by a Travis County, Texas, grand jury this week with filing fraudulent insurance claims …

Texas Appeals Court Allows Class Action Against Roofer in Hail Damage Solicitation

Contractors acting as public adjusters illegally could face class action lawsuits, according to a new decision by a Texas appeals court. The finding could result in a pool of 3000 affected customers of A-1 Roofing. The decision stems from an …

Recent Hailstorm May Be Colorado’s Most Expensive

With more than 150,000 car insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners insurance claims estimated to be filed—the monster hailstorm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range on May 8th is on pace to be Colorado’s most expensive insured catastrophe. The Rocky Mountain Insurance …

Colorado’s Front Range Provides Perfect Environment for Hail Formation

The largest hailstone ever recorded in America spent close to an hour aloft in a cloud growing to the size of a small volleyball, then plunged to earth at more than 100 mph, struck the ground in South Dakota weighing …

Farmers Data Reveals Hail, Flood and Potholes Biggest Risks for Drivers This Spring

New data from the latest Farmers Seasonal Smarts Digest reveals that 60 percent of all comprehensive hail claims occur between March and May. Drivers from California to Virginia, and everywhere in between, should be aware of the potential for hail …

NWS: 4 Fast Facts About Hail

A powerful storm system blew through a large swath of the nation’s midsection, spawning deadly tornadoes, blowing cars off roads and causing property damage, including from hail. Here are some hail facts, according to the National Weather Service: HOW IT …

Hail Modeling Explained

With the aim of producing more accurate loss information as well as pinpointing emerging areas of exposure, models are being used to try and control the multi-billion dollar losses caused by hail. During a podcast interview with Claims Journal, Dr. …

Faked Invoice Leads to Felony Charge, Restitution in Texas Hail Suit

A hail damage lawsuit referred to the Texas Department of Insurance on suspicion of fraud resulted in an indictment and subsequent restitution. In a recent Fraud File podcast interview, Steven Badger, a partner with Zelle LLP’s Dallas office, explained how …

Colorado Springs Hailstorm Damage Estimated at $352.8M

The July 28 hailstorm that hit Colorado Springs was the sixth-most damaging event in Colorado history. The Gazette reports that according to an insurance industry trade group the storm earned $352.8 million in claims for damage to homes and vehicles. …

CoreLogic: Texas Spring Hail Storm Losses Total Almost $700M

According to new data released by CoreLogic, the 2016 hail season is already one of the most severe in Texas history, with year-to-date results reaching the nine-year average for U.S. hail storm damage. Estimated losses in Fort Worth, Plano, Wylie …