Homeowners and business owners along the Texas Gulf Coast are familiar with the various forms of damage caused by wind storms in the area. Strong wind storms can cause extensive damage to a home or business, as well as to the personal property inside a dwelling.
These kinds of storms involve strong gusts of wind that can bring down walls, trees, power lines and other parts of a building or surrounding structures. Homes and property can be damaged by the wind itself, or by loose objects thrown around by the gusts. If you have suffered damage to your home or business, or lost property due to a wind storm, you should seek legal advice from an experienced Houston insurance claim lawyer right away.
Assistance from one of our experienced attorneys at Wyly & Cook, PLLC during the claims process can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your claim. Our firm works hard for our clients to ensure that they receive the advocacy they needed to obtain the compensation they deserve from their insurance companies.
Wind storm insurance is vital for anyone wanting to get a mortgage in Houston. While in most parts of the country wind storm damage is covered under standard homeowners insurance policies, in Houston homeowners and business owners need to have special wind storm insurance coverage for this kind of damage. In the event of a wind storm, it is important that you follow all safety precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your property.
If you are aware of a strong wind storm coming to your area, be sure to take shelter immediately and to tune in to weather forecasts and bulletins issued by the National Weather Service or local TV and radio stations. Other ways you can prepare include shuttering windows securely, bracing outside doors, and bringing in all unsecured objects from outside your home that can blow away and cause damage or injury.
Once a wind storm has passed, cleaning up after it can be a daunting and stressful project. If your home or business has suffered massive damage, it is possible you may even have to leave the premises until repairs can be made and it is safe to return. During this difficult time you may contact your insurance company looking for help and find that they are looking for ways to avoid paying out a fair settlement.
Many insurers come up with multiple excuses as to why a claim can't be paid, such as challenging the claim and stating that damage was caused by something other than the wind storm. Some insurance companies may even use deceptive practices, such as providing policy holders with misleading information when they sign up for their policies, to avoid paying claims.
It is a sad fact that when you need help from your insurance company, they are often more concerned with their own profits. If your insurance company is not providing the assistance you need, speak with a lawyer at once to discuss your rights and options.
When you are ready to file a wind storm insurance claim, the guidance of our seasoned attorneys can be very beneficial. Working with an insurance company that is determined not to pay out your claim can be intimidating, but we can provide the advocacy you need. We can assist you through each step of the process of pursuing rightful compensation through a wind storm insurance claim, from helping you file to challenging a denial.
Our firm has the experience needed to help you seek maximum compensation for your property damage and losses, so contact an insurance claim attorney from Wyly & Cook, PLLC today for assistance with your wind storm claim!