BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur church is seeking up to $200,000 from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for allegedly undervaluing damages caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Through The Voss Law Firm, First Christian Faith Baptist filed suit against TWIA on March 2 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, the church’s property was damaged when Harvey stuck the Southeast Texas area on Aug. 25, 2017.
The adjuster assigned to the claim allegedly conducted a substandard investigation, leading to the claim, which included wind damage to the building’s metal roof and awning, to be undervalued.
First Christian sought an additional opinion from BRNB Construction, which found the job repairs amount to be more than $74,000, not the $1,393.69 represented by TWIA.
The plaintiff is accusing the defendant of breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and seeks actual damages.
The plaintiff is also suing for attorney’s fees at $275 an hour.
Voss Law attorney Bryan Beverly represents the plaintiff.
Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D-201388