Goliad Hurricane Harvey Damage Claims
Leaving behind an estimated $150 to $180 billion of destruction, Hurricane Harvey was the worst hurricane to make landfall in the United States when it struck the Texas coast. While it’s true that some of the worst damage was in the communities closest to the Gulf, many inland communities were likewise affected by Harvey’s strong winds and rain. Residents of Goliad are now among the thousands of home and business owners seeking restoration for property damage. The Goliad hurricane insurance claims lawyers of Carabin & Shaw stand ready to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. In the meantime, we have some recommendations for those who may be uncertain what to do.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma, insurance companies are receiving a record number of property claims from storm victims. From dedicated hotlines to the deployment of special catastrophe teams, insurance companies are scrambling to meet the unexpected demands of their customers filing Goliad Hurricane Harvey damage claims. During high volumes of claims, it’s easy for insurance companies to allow customer service to fall through the cracks and leave customers like you wondering if they will ever receive payment to repair or rebuild their homes.
Insurance companies know you’re in a difficult situation of having to wait among the thousands of other homeowners waiting for restitution. Many just don’t have the resources to keep up with the need, and this leaves some property owners waiting for weeks and even months to receive payment. Our attorneys are always ready to help you, but there are some things you can do to expedite the claims process.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to make the initial call to your insurance company. This gets your claim on record and puts the insurance company on notice that you are expecting them to uphold your homeowner’s insurance policy for which you faithfully pay your premiums.
As you return to your property in Goliad to assess damages, be sure to take pictures or video. This will provide invaluable documentation and will likely be requested by your insurance company. In addition to this, you should also take safe and reasonable steps to protect your property from any further harm. “Mitigating your damages” is a common clause in many property insurance policies and a very important part of the claims process.
As you have conversations with your insurance company, it’s a good idea to keep a journal detailing dates, names, and any commitments made to you. In the event you come to an impasse with your insurance company, having a record of what’s been discussed and what actions have been taken can be a crucial tool in protecting your rights as a property owner. Of course, you should always consider meeting with an attorney for more information on your rights.
One of the many unfortunate results of a storm such as Hurricane Harvey is the presence of individuals seeking to take advantage of people filing Goliad Hurricane Harvey damage claims through fraudulent activity. Many inexperienced and unlicensed individuals posing as contractors will attempt to secure your business, but they may provide low quality work or may only take your money and never return to repair any of the damage.
As you work to rebuild what you have lost in Goliad, it’s critical for you to be diligent to protect yourself and your family. You’ve worked hard for your home or business, and you deserve to be treated fairly by repair contractors and your insurance company. If you feel they aren’t delivering the service you have every right to expect, call the attorneys at Carabin & Shaw.
If you’re among the thousands of property owners filing Goliad Hurricane Harvey damage claims, Carabin & Shaw’s experienced team of lawyers knows how to help you receive the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience and resources in property claims and will make sure your insurance company doesn’t let you fall through the cracks.
If you’ve filed a Goliad hurricane claim and need help. Contact us. Your first visit with us is free of charge, so call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys in Goliad at 800-862-1260.