Class Action Lawsuit Inspections (Hurricane Ike related)

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Home Inspector with Coastal Home Inspections

Well,  I am back.  I have not had a chance to blog in a month or two.  I am actually here to somewhat toot my own horn, for a change.  I received a call from a law firm in December.  They said that they had a client in their office that was not getting their money from the insurance company.  I had also performed an inspection for the same client shortly after Hurricane Ike.  The law firm loved my report and said that they were getting a countless number of phone calls from other people who felt that the insurance companies were not being fair.  They chose to start a class action lawsuit for those who felt that the insurance companies were not covering all of the damages pertaining to Hurricane Ike.  So, they called me downtown to meet with them because they wanted everyone of their clients to have the same inspection reports.  Ultimately it is going to be over 1,000 inspections.  I have hired several inspectors and everything is rolling along.  The law firm is also being covered for a news story related to the lawsuit.  It is going to be on the local CBS affiliate here in Houston tomorrow night at 10:00 and from my understanding, Coastal Home Inspections is mentioned several times in the story.  I cannot wait to see the story tomorrow night.

Comments (4)

Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

One word (or two with a hyphen) Jack-Pot!

You can't get better coverage than that.  Be sure to check with the station that does the coverage to let you have rights to link to and use their story in you marketing materials and website!

 

Jan 12, 2009 04:11 AM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Wow!  Congratulations Cody!  I hope when the story appears on line you will post a link to it and share the news story with us all.  Clearly your work was appreciated, and that's always good to hear even without such a great opportunity resulting.

Jan 12, 2009 04:13 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Way to go Cody.  Insurance companies have ignored their customers for years and it's time for some MORE publicity. 

The problem with class action suits, though, is that the lawyers get such a big chunk off the top, the consumer is often left with a "coupon towards the purchase of the next purchase" type of award.

 

Jan 12, 2009 04:19 AM
Cody Briggs
Coastal Home Inspections - Katy, TX

Yeah.  From what I understand, this firm is asking 40%.  But, as far as the inspections, one of the houses that I inspected this weekend was being held up by the house next to it.  The foundation had split in half and the house had been condemned by the City of Galveston.  The insurance company (flood) said that it was the wind.  TWIP (windstorm) is saying that is was the flood.  In the meantime, this elderly, disabled lady has nowhere to live while these two are pointing the fingers at each other.

Jan 12, 2009 04:51 AM