Hurricane Harvey Flooding in Portland, Texas
Hurricane Harvey’s trajectory as it made landfall on the coast of Texas was nothing short of unpredictable. As it hit the coast, the storm veered just east of Corpus Christi, largely missing that city completely, and instead dumped torrential rain and blew winds of up to 115 miles per hour north and east towards Rockport, Port Aransas, and smaller adjacent towns like Portland, Texas. The entire region issued a state of mandatory evacuation: indeed, Portland’s own city website put up a warning of immediate evacuation on their home-page to further indicate the severity of the storm and importance of evacuation.
Citizens of Portland left their homes, and many are still displaced in the wake of Harvey’s destruction. If you or someone you care about has suffered damage or loss associated with Hurricane Harvey flooding in Portland, Texas, or anywhere else in the state, there is an attorney from Carabin & Shaw available to guide you through the claims process.
Homeowners’ insurance policies on properties in Portland, Texas, typically do not include coverage for flooding or water damages. Additionally, there are various forms of claims for various forms of damage and loss. For example, roof damage, wind damage, and structural damage may require three separate claims that call for three separate processes.
The aftermath of a natural disaster like Harvey often leaves victims feeling helpless and displaced. Filing successful claims with an insurance company can be a confusing procedure to say the least. If you were a victim of Hurricane Harvey flooding in Portland, Texas, there are some basic steps you can take to maximize your own chances at a successful claim:
- Take pictures and record everything.
- Assess damages and get an estimate.
- Minimize further damages to your property.
- Find your insurance policy or policy number.
- Seek legal guidance from a professional attorney.
It is important to keep in mind these insurance companies may take days or weeks to send an insurance adjuster out to the property to physically assess the damage after a natural of Harvey’s magnitude. Thousands of victims, including hundreds in Portland, Texas, find themselves requiring assistance all at once. This inundates the insurers and insurance companies, increases their workload, and often creates a prolonged wait that could increase the possibility of your damages worsening or decrease your chances of filing successful Portland, Texas, hurricane claims.
In these cases, you deserve due guidance and proper legal consultation to maximize and expedite your claim. Fortunately, the attorneys at Carabin & Shaw serving Portland, Texas, and everywhere else in the state, handle all types of damage claims, including:
- Roof damage
- Structural damage
- Flooding or water damage
- Business damage
- Wind damage
- Home repair claims
For more than 25 years, the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have represented thousands of victims in successful personal injury claims. Due to its size, a multitude of natural disaster and weather related casualties and damages affect various regions of Texas in different season. It often snows and ices in North Texas. Southeast Texas receives rainfall and hurricanes. Additionally, thickly forested areas like Central Texas and the Hill Country are repeatedly faced with a seasonal risk of natural and forest fires. Another common form of weather damage in the region is hail and hailstorms.
The lawyers from Carabin & Shaw have represented victims in an assortment of claims related to natural disasters, some of which include:
- Forest fires
- Ice storm
Contact a Portland, Texas, flooding insurance claims lawyer at Carabin & Shaw today for a free initial consultation, free of charge and free of obligation. We want to help make you aware of your best options moving forward and guide you through the claims process regarding instances of Hurricane Harvey flooding in Portland, Texas, or anywhere else in the state. Carabin & Shaw even offers the service of bilingual lawyers for our Spanish speaking clients. Contact us today at 1.800.862.1260. We are here for you.