The Hartford Auto Insurance Class Action Settlement (Washington Only)

Class Eligibility

You are an eligible Class Member if Hartford paid to have your insured vehicle repaired under the UIM PD provision of an auto insurance policy issued in Washington between Mar. 17, 2010 and Sept. 16, 2016, 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
  • You are not a part of the settlement Class if, at the time of your accident, (a) your vehicle was leased, (b) your vehicle was declared a total loss, (c) you are currently employed by HARTFORD, or (d) your covered accident was before Mar. 17, 2010.

Estimated Amount


The potential award will vary for each individual Class Member with the exact amount dependent on individual vehicle repair costs. The settlement payment will be calculated as the individual Class Member’s repair cost times the portion of the net settlement fund divided by the aggregate value of all Class Members’ repair costs.

Note: “Not everyone who receives a settlement notice will be eligible for payment. The average payment for qualified Class Members will likely be in the range of several hundred dollars per Class Member, depending on how much, if any, payment for diminished value the Claimant has already received.”

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Lewis v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-05275-RBL

District Court for the Western District of Washington

Case Summary

This settlement resolves allegations that The Hartford failed to pay for diminished losses. A diminished loss is when a vehicle has unrepairable damage that reduces the value of the vehicle

Hartford denies wrongdoing but has agreed to move forward with a settlement

Settlement Pool





Lewis Diminished Value Settlement

Claims Administrator – Epic Systems Inc.

PO Box 3145

Portland, OR 97208-3145