Washington Travelers Automobile Insurance Class Action Settlement
You are a member of the Class if TRAVELERS paid to have your insured vehicle repaired under the UIM PD provision of a TRAVELERS personal or commercial lines auto insurance policy issued in Washington; and
The repair estimate on your vehicle (including any supplements) totaled at least $1,000; and
Your vehicle was no more than six years old (model year plus five years) and had less than 90,000 miles on it at the time of the accident; and
Your vehicle suffered structural (frame) damage and/or deformed sheet metal and/or required body or paint work.
The payment will be calculated as the individual Class Member’s repair cost times the portion of the Settlement paid to Class Members (i.e., $760,000 minus attorneys’ fees and costs and incentive payments to the Class Representative) divided by the aggregate value of all Class Members’ repair costs.
Proof of Purchase
Dawsey v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., Case No. 3:15-cv-05188District Court for the Western District of Washington
n the lawsuit, Plaintiff claims that when certain automobiles sustain damage to their structural systems and bodies, they cannot be fully repaired to their pre-accident condition, causing the vehicles to suffer a loss in value called “diminished value.” Plaintiff alleges that TRAVELERS failed to pay or pay adequately for this type of loss under its Washington insurance policies’ UIM PD coverage, and that such an alleged failure to pay is a breach of TRAVELERS’ automobile insurance contracts and was an unfair business practice. TRAVELERS denies that it did anything wrong, and contends that it paid the full and appropriate amounts for diminished value, where applicable, as part of its regular claim adjusting process.