To the editor: I appreciated your article on the consequences of final winter’s blizzard on residents of the San Bernardino mountain communities and the federal government’s poor response. You famous that insurance coverage firms rejected the claims of these you interviewed and that residents both drained their retirement financial savings or defaulted.
I hope you’ll proceed your investigation, however to any extent further deal with the insurance coverage firms. It was alarming to seek out that most of the individuals whose houses have been broken had rejected claims.
Teri Ostlie, whom you interviewed, was denied insurance coverage advantages as a result of her roof didn’t totally collapse. As an alternative, the load of the roof bent and separated the partitions from the construction. Declare rejected.
Folks throughout the state pay enormous quantities of cash to insurance coverage firms to guard our houses. Then after we make a declare about one thing so severe, it’s rejected.
Please proceed your analysis by specializing in the insurance coverage firms. There’s one thing rotten there.
Jeri Simpson, Lake Arrowhead, California.