Hurricane Harvey Property Damage in Port Aransas
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t the first storm to hit the Texas coast – nor will it be the last – but it was the worst in twelve years to make landfall in the United States. Harvey left behind what is estimated to be $150 to $180 billion in damages to homes and businesses. The residents of Port Aransas are now left with cleaning up in the aftermath. It’s a task that could take months and is leaving homeowners anxious and uncertain about what to expect. The Port Aransas hurricane insurance claims lawyers of Carabin & Shaw are ready to assist anyone left picking up the pieces.
Insurance companies throughout the area are taking in record numbers of claims for Hurricane Harvey property damage in Port Aransas after the recent storms. They are staffing catastrophe teams and setting up dedicated hotlines in an effort to address the thousands of reports they’re receiving. Unfortunately for many homeowners, insurance companies may be leaving them waiting while those without homes are trying to determine what to do next.
If you’re a victim of Hurricane Harvey property damage in Port Aransas the lawyers of Carabin & Shaw are ready to assist you in any way we can. We know that you worked hard for your home and paid money to your insurance company to protect it. Now, when you need them most, you may feel like you’ve been abandoned and wondering if you’ll ever get back on your feet.
If you’re one of the many filing Port Aransas hurricane claims here are some steps you can take in an effort to move the process along.
- First, if you haven’t yet, contact your insurance company to report the damage to your home. One you've made your initial report, the insurance company must respond in a timely fashion to settle your claim. If you find they aren’t being responsive, give us a call at the number listed below. Our lawyers can help.
- Second, take good photographs of the damage to your property and make an inventory of as many of your lost personal items as you can. Providing proof of ownership will be an important part of settling your claim. Don’t make it easy for the insurance company to pay you any less than what you are owed.
- Next, and only when it’s safe to do so, return to your property to see if anything can be salvaged and then secure what you can to prevent further damage. Your insurance company may try to lower their payout to you by arguing that you didn’t take steps to keep additional damage from taking place.
- You’ll also want to be on the lookout for individuals in Port Aransas who will try to take advantage of you in your most vulnerable and anxious state by posing as building contractors. They may make claims of being able to repair or rebuild your home at a low price, and may even ask for money up front. Be diligent to make sure that anyone offering to do business with you is a licensed contractor because, if they perform any work and cause further damage to your property, your insurance company may void your claim.
Our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys stands with the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas. We’re ready to leverage our extensive resources and skill to protect your rights as a homeowner. Our lawyers work hard to make sure your insurance company pays you what you deserve.
If you are one of the thousands of people who experienced Hurricane Harvey property damage in Port Aransas and are still waiting to hear from their insurance company, give us a call. We’ll meet with you for a free consultation, assess your situation, and explain what to expect. We’ll also be ready to answer any questions you may have so that you can start to get back what you’ve lost.
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers in Port Aransas, give us a call today at 361.717.4411 or toll-free 1.800.862.1260.