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Houston Hurricane Damage Claim Lawyers

Few things are more devastating than losing a home, business, or other personal property in a hurricane. Unfortunately, Texas is no stranger to these storms. That said, if your property has been damaged in such an event, our skilled hurricane damage claim lawyers are here to help you fight to recover the compensation you need to pick up the pieces and move on with your lives. Contact Patout & Shaw today.

Hurricane Damage Claim Lawyers | Representing Clients Throughout the State of Texas

We understand how overwhelming it can be to lose your home or other personal property in the event of a massive storm, which is why we are dedicated to providing our clients with the comprehensive legal services they need. Our number one goal is to ensure you’re fully and fairly compensated for your losses. Reach out to our dedicated Houston first-party claim lawyers to learn more about what we can do for you.

Hurricane Damage in Texas

Hurricane damage can manifest in numerous ways, each capable of causing significant harm to your property. Some of the most common examples of hurricane damage that we see are as follows:

  • Structural Damage: This includes harm to the foundation, walls, roofs, and other critical parts of buildings caused by high winds or water intrusion.
  • Water Damage: Flooding and water intrusion can cause severe damage to interiors, electrical systems, and furnishings.
  • Roof Damage: Loss of shingles or entire sections of roofing, leading to leaks and interior damage.
  • Window Damage: Broken windows due to flying debris or high winds, potentially leading to further interior damage.
  • Damage to Personal Property: This encompasses damage or loss of furniture, electronics, clothing, and other personal belongings inside the affected property.
  • Landscaping Damage: Uprooted trees, destroyed gardens, and other landscape elements can also be covered under certain policies.

Filing a First-Party Hurricane Damage Claim in Texas

After a hurricane damages your property, you should do everything in your power to take the following steps:

  1. Take extensive photos and videos of all damages. This documentation will be crucial for your claim.
  2. Understand your coverage, deductibles, and any specific requirements for filing a hurricane damage claim.
  3. Hire a lawyer to represent you.
  4. Promptly inform your insurance company of the damage to start the claims process. Be sure to follow their guidelines for submission.
  5. To prevent further damage, make necessary temporary repairs. Keep all receipts, as these costs may be reimbursable.
  6. Fill out all required claim forms accurately and completely. Submit them along with your evidence of damage.
  7. Your insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage. Accompany them to ensure they note all damages.

If Your Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith

Insurance companies are legally required to act in good faith and fair dealing. If they fail to do so, you might have a case for bad faith. Signs of bad faith include unreasonable delays in handling claims, denying claims without a basis, failing to conduct a proper investigation, or not paying the full value of your claim.

Under Texas law, specifically the Texas Insurance Code, you have rights against such practices. Our legal team can help uphold those rights and ensure you’re fairly compensated for the damages you’ve sustained.

Contact Our Houston First-Party Insurance Claim Lawyers

Don’t face the repercussions of a hurricane on your own. Contact the dedicated Houston hurricane damage claim lawyers here at Patout & Shaw today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.