Auto glass company seeks insurance coverage for windshield damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

ORLANDO — A Florida auto glass company is suing insurance companies, alleging breach of contract.

Carglass, also known as Kristin Burton, filed a complaint Oct. 19 in Orange County Circuit Court against USAA Casualty Insurance Company, thje U.S. Automobile Association, Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Company and USAA General Indemnity Company alleging the defendants have refused to afford benefits in accordance with the provided policy and Florida law.

According to the complaint, Aug. 6, 2017, Burton's insured vehicle sustained damage to its windshield and/or other glass. Burton says she has complied with all provisions of the policies of insurance issued by defendants but says the insurance companies are refusing to provide coverage to compensate for the damages. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants have refused to pay the full amount of benefits due for glass repair and/or replacement in accordance with the provisions of its collision and/or comprehensive insurance, and any other available coverage, as required under the terms of the insurance policy and under Florida law.

Carglass and Burton seek trial by jury, judgment for insurance benefits between $100 and $500, plus pre-judgment interest, court costs, attorney fees and all further just and proper relief. They are represented by attorney Sean M. Amorginos of Maitland.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18SC028534

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