Hurricane Harvey Next Steps For Goliad Residents
Most families in Goliad have experienced the kind of property damage and personal injury that an attorney from Carabin & Shaw trains their whole career to help people recover from – but not every family knows what to do in the wake of a natural disaster, which is why we have provided this guide to Hurricane Harvey next steps for Goliad residents. More important than anything else is that you understand you are not alone, in having questions, feeling uncertainty, or wanting to recover from this unexpected phenomenon as quickly as possible.
The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have decades of experience helping families across South Texas, including Goliad, Beeville, Victoria, Rockport, Kenedy, and Aransas Pass. After a storm, you need someone you can trust to help you with any and all of the legal ramifications of your recovery. As such, the first step of our Hurricane Harvey next steps for Goliad residents is to give us a call as soon as possible.
Time is an important factor in such cases for many reasons, and our attorneys can lessen the negative impact it might have on your situation. First, insurance companies know that their practices will be under greater scrutiny than usual, and the better they help their clients replace or repair damaged property, the more business than can expect over the next fiscal year.
Secondly, national media attention will, intentionally or not, aggrandize the amount of damage done by the storm. This creates a halo effect that increases the value and amount of damage done to your property by association for a limited time. And finally, because the cause of damage is linked to a natural disaster, the statute of limitations for Goliad hurricane claims will ebb and flow in relation to the greater needs of the south Texas recovery effort.
As our attorneys will tell you when you call, another important step is accurately tracking as many and as much of the damages as you can. Most Goliad families do this through photography, and the more photos the better. But don’t forget to keep track of all the paper related to the hurricane as well. By paper, we mean and include small items as well as large.
While you of course need to keep track of any medical bills related to injuries you may have suffered, it is also important to record receipts of any supplies you bought in anticipation of the storm, additional gas used to evacuate, hotel bills, food and drinks you would otherwise have made at home, and any other expense related to the hurricane. Our Goliad hurricane insurance claims lawyer can use most of this information later in the legal process to make sure your compensation covers all of your costs.
If any of the above suggested Hurricane Harvey next steps for Goliad residents cause you any uncertainty, or if you have questions about what to do in relation to where you are in the recovery process, please give us a call. We will sit down with you and have a free consultation, discussing your circumstances and talking about possible legal strategies we can provide.
If you decide to have another Goliad area law firm represent your interests, we can still rest easy knowing you have been given the best legal advice the law firm of Carabin & Shaw can give. And if you decide to join the hundreds of Hurricane Harvey victims who will emerge from this storm victorious, our lawyers will explain how we will secure that victory for you, your family, or your business before you ever sign on the dotted line. Give us a call today at 1.800.862.1260.