Farmers Insurance Auto Policies Diminished Value Class Action Settlement (Washington Only)
You are a member of the Class if:
- Farmers or Mid-Century paid to have your insured vehicle repaired under the collision or comprehensive provision of a Farmers Washington policy issued in Washington; and
- you received payment under your collision or comprehensive coverage for property damage to your insured automobile between December 12, 2007 and May 1, 2010; and
- the repair estimate on your vehicle (including any supplements) totaled at least $1,000;
- 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.
Proof of Purchase
Snyder v. Farmers Insurance CoCase No. 13-2-15638-1 Washington Superior Court, County of Pierce.
The lawsuit alleges that when certain automobiles sustain damage to their structural systems and bodies, they cannot be repaired to their pre-accident condition, this results in a condition known as “diminished value.”
Plaintiffs allege that Farmers and Mid-Century did not pay for this type of loss under their Washington insurance policy’s comprehensive and collision coverage, this failure was in violation of the policy contract Farmers and Mid-Century denies wrongdoing but has agreed to settle to avoid trial