Victoria Hurricane Harvey Damage Claims
Hurricane Harvey swept through Victoria with heavy rains slashing across the community and powerful winds snapping trees, toppling signs, and tearing roofs off of houses. Several mobile homes were leveled. Even though Victoria is further inland, the impact of Harvey was felt with a vengeance.
It was 2005 when the previous storm of this magnitude made landfall in the United States. Harvey left behind an estimated $180 billion in damage and thousands of property owners across the Texas Coastal Bend reeling from the damage.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it will pay out $11 billion for damages resulting from Hurricane Harvey, but this promise runs into two major problems. Not only is this a fraction of the total financial impact, FEMA doesn’t immediately have the cash it needs to cover the costs.
Insurance companies are currently flooded daily with Victoria hurricane claims, and with Hurricane Irma recently hitting the Southeast, there will be even more demand on insurance companies to respond to homeowners’ claims.
The Victoria hurricane insurance claims lawyers of Carabin & Shaw understand the frustration you’re probably experiencing. Like many people, you’ve likely spent a lot of money through the years paying premiums to your insurance company to protect your home. Now that you need them to provide service, you’re left wondering what’s next.
Most insurance companies are handling Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage claims on a first come, first served basis, and severity of damage doesn’t necessarily enter the process’ consideration. This leaves many Victoria property owners like you wondering when they will be able to begin the process of rebuilding.
Our experienced team of attorneys is here to provide you relief from the stress of your hurricane damage claim. As a homeowner, you have the right to expect your insurance company to provide the service for which you’ve paid. At Carabin & Shaw, we work hard to protect that right.
We do have some tips to pass along that can help in the pursuit of compensation for your hurricane claim in Victoria.
- If you haven’t already done so, take photos and video of the damage to your home and personal property. Inventory what you’ve lost and be prepared to pass this information along when your home is inspected. If you do make the choice to have an attorney assist you, this type of documentation will be helpful to them.
- You should also take care to mitigate the damage to your home. If you’re one of the many filing Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage claims and the damage you have could leave your property vulnerable to additional harm, this could adversely affect what you’re able to recover. If you incur any costs on temporary repairs, save any receipts for submission to your insurance company.
- Don’t have any conversations with any representative from your insurance company without keeping a written journal. Note the names of anyone you speak with, the date you spoke with them, and a summary of what was discussed. In the event you come to a disagreement with your insurer and require the assistance of a lawyer, have a record of your dealings with your insurance company will be an important part of getting your compensation.
Those residents filing Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage claims are among the thousands who are trying to recover. Insurance companies can often add to the stress by not being as responsive or responsible as they should.
The attorneys of Carabin & Shaw have the skill and resources to stand with you during this difficult time and make sure you get back on your feet. Our firm will even provide an initial consultation with one of our lawyers at no cost to you. We’ll sit down, listen to your concerns, and then get to work getting the money you’re owed.
To schedule a free visit with one of our lawyers in Victoria, give us a call today at 361.485.1400 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.