3/19/2006

Forget the Levees

Forget the levees in New Orleans. That is no longer the big issue of Hurricane Katrina. The big issue is the insurance companies and their attempts to rob homeowners of covered damages. This is becoming a very issue and it's one that is not receiving much coverage. The homeowners in Mississippi are being ripped off. There are allegations of claims being altered and homeowners signatures being forged. Those will be investigated. However, a homeowner is fighting back after the engineers report was altered to make it harder for them to receive damages due to wind.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc is being sued. The engineer firm is accused of altering an engineers report that was favorable to homeowner and showed wind damage was a major factor in the destruction of their home. The engineer was hired by the claims adjustor. It is alleged that the original report was altered and then the engineers signature forged.

The insurance companies have been making record profits, even after Hurricane Katrina. Why do they have to attempt to bilk homeowners of covered claims? This is the real story. The levee issue is over and done with. Why aren't there reports about the abuses of insurance companies? Reports are being altered and signatures forged. This is the issue that needs to be addressed.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

"Why do they have to attempt to bilk homeowners of covered claims?"

Because they're greedy bastards. Just wait. We're all goiing to get screwed in increased rates down the line. My contractor's liability insurance nearly doubled with no claims a couple of years after 9/11. I called and asked why. The reason given by the agent?

You guessed it:

9/11.

Same will happen with Katrina in time.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

That's to be expected. But there seems to be a concerted effort for criminal fruad. I've seen someones claim form that was changed and her signature forged. I haven't posted about it because she is still fighting them.

11:07 AM  

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