When a catastrophic disaster hits the Texas coast, homes, towns, and lives
are literally blown or washed away. Hurricane Harvey inflicted unprecedented
horror on the people, property, and communities of the Texas coast. The
damage from this storm spans the nearly the entire Texas coastline, covering
53 counties and millions of people. As those affected by Hurricane Harvey
return to their homes and jobs, here’s what you need to know about
damage to your home.
What do you do now?
- Get a copy of any and all insurance policies. This includes property, windstorm,
flood, automobile, and any other type of insurance.
- Place all insurers on notice of a potential claim. Each policy may have
different notice requirements and deadlines with which you must comply.
Notifying your agent alone may suffice, but it is better to put each carrier
on notice directly and in writing.
- Document everything! Gather documents to support your loss, including photographs,
videos, receipts, and any other information that could support your claim
for all types of damages. Make sure to include costs related to the emergency
and its aftermath.
- Mitigate your damages. Under your policy and the law, you have the duty
to mitigate your damages. This means that you need to do what you reasonably
can to protect further loss or damage. Get a qualified contractor involved
- Beware of scammers. Unfortunately, there are those who prey on hurricane
victims. Houston Police have already put out a warning about some people
posing as FEMA inspectors. Many other horror stories exist regarding contractors
who run away with your money without doing any work, or public adjusters
who file a claim without your knowledge. Be on alert, do your research,
and don’t sign anything without fully reading and understanding
what you are signing.
Contact Our Midland Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Christopher Dean, as well as the rest of our team at Dean Law Firm, once
represented thousands of home claimants during the aftermath of Hurricane
Ike. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of businesses
and homeowners against major insurance companies as a result of hurricane-related
damages including property damage, personal property, loss of use, and
business interruption. Additionally, our Midland personal injury attorneys
have prior experience representing the insurance companies in similar
instances, such as following Hurricane Ike’s litigation process,
and we know what to do to protect you from their games. If your insurance
company is treating you unfairly and refusing to compensate you for the
full amount of damages, you do have options. Our legal team takes pride
in representing those affected by these terrible events with honor and
Schedule a free, initial consultation with a member of our firm today by
calling (432) 214-8125.