Orlando homeowner alleges insurance company failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando homeowner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of insurance contract.

Idejair Pereira filed a complaint Aug. 30 in Orange County Circuit Court against Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Company, alleging failure to perform its contractual obligations regarding hurricane damage.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 10, 2017, Pereira's property at 919 Windrose Drive, Orlando, was damaged by Hurricane Irma. He says he gave timely gave notice of the loss and resulting damage to Heritage Property and/or its authorized agents/representatives. 

The plaintiff alleges Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance, despite admitting liability for the loss, has failed and refuses to pay the full amount of Pereira's covered loss.

Pereira seeks a trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, plus interest, court costs, attorney fees and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorney Kimesha S. Smith of Insurance Litigation Group PA in Miami.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA009453

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