Stolen, burned car leaves couple hot at insurer

Kelly Holleran Mar. 11, 2009, 10:51am

A Beaumont couple is seeking economic and actual damages from their insurance company after they claim their car was stolen and burned.

Amy and Tyson Gill claim Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company had insured their 2006 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan when it was stolen and subsequently burned during the late night hours of March 10, 2007, or the early morning hours of March 11, 2007.

When they discovered the theft, the Gills notified police and Allstate, according to the complaint filed March 6 in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

However, Allstate has refused to pay the Gills for their loss, resulting in a breach of contract, the suit states.

Because of their stolen vehicle and Allstate's failure to reimburse them, the Gills have lost its use, suffered a loss to their credit and damage to their credit reputation, faced interest and finance charges and lost benefit of the bargain, they claim.

In addition to their unspecified economic and actual damages, the Gills are seeking pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, attorney's fees, costs and other relief to which they may be entitled.

Steve Parkhurst of Dies and Parkhurst in Orange will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D183-489

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