“You’re in good hands with Allstate,” and the question, “Are you in good hands?” have been prominent, widely recognized advertising slogans of insurance giant Allstate for decades. Unfortunately, these words carry bitter irony for many people who have filed valid homeowners claims only to see those claims denied, delayed or stonewalled.  Our insurance claim lawyer at Doyle LLP has years of experience in handling Allstate claims.

If your Texas home has been severely damaged or totally destroyed by a hurricane or other windstorm, hail, fire, or other covered event, you almost certainly counted on your homeowners insurance to help you fully recover. If you have been frustrated by an Allstate claim denial, delay or other problem, you are not alone.

Treated Unfairly by Allstate After a Windstorm, Fire or Other Covered Event?

We have seen many specific instances of this type of unfair, financially devastating treatment of Texas homeowners. Allstate — in total a company with revenues above $32 billion per year for 2009 — is widely viewed among industry insiders and attorneys as especially committed to “tightening up on claims” with a scientific approach to adjustor training and other aspects of its business. For specific homeowners like you, trying to recover from a disaster, this may mean:

  • An outright denial or unreasonable delay of your claim without a valid reason
  • False allegations that you are responsible for the damage to your home, due to poor original construction or maintenance, for example, or failure to repair damage after a previous event
  • Major delays and intimidating obstacles aimed at getting you to accept a low-ball settlement or abandon your homeowners claim altogether

The “Allstate” appearing prominently on the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) published list of Top 40 Homeowners Insurers is officially called Allstate Texas Lloyds and based in Irving. As of 2008, this company was the second-ranking homeowners insurer in Texas, with more than $630 million in written premiums and over 12 percent of the market.

It is also interesting to note that, for the two-and-a-half-year period ending May 31, 2010, the TDI website listed well over 200 justified complaints against this company in the homeowners category alone.

Need a Texas Allstate Insurance Dispute Lawyer Who Won’t Back Down?

At Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers, we stand ready to take action for homeowners whose claims are denied, delayed and undervalued by Allstate. We are a team of trial lawyers with an impressive track record and a proven willingness to go the distance for our clients. To discuss your claim and legal options, please contact us today.