Victoria Hurricane Harvey Damage Report
Due to Hurricane Harvey’s far-reaching devastation, repair and reconstruction will take years of rebuilding all across Texas. In order to maximize reclamation of all losses and expedite the process, immediate action, and legal guidance are of the utmost importance. By the time Harvey reached the inland region including Victoria and Houston, the major cause of concern became the massive amount of torrential rainfall that Harvey dumped on these swampland areas. Parts of Houston received as much as 52 inches of water over the span of just a few short days.
Especially due to the fact that it might be several days before an insurance adjuster can visit your property, due diligence on the victim’s part in the interim can be the difference between a successful claim. If you are one of the thousands people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Victoria, Texas, your best option is most likely to file a Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage report with the guidance of a knowledgeable Texas claims attorney from Carabin & Shaw to begin the process of reclaiming all loss and damage suffered in the storm.
To maximize your chances for compensation, some aspects of your claim to keep in mind before filling out a Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage report include:
- Take Pictures and Record Everything. As you examine the damage and sift through the wreckage left behind by Harvey, it is of the utmost importance that you document everything. The more proactive you are with your claim at the beginning, the easier the process becomes later on as you settle the details of your claim, and solidify your case for reparation. Documentation includes any of a number of actions. Take pictures of all damages. Save receipts from your repairs, focus on mold prevention in the event of water damage, and mitigate any further damage or loss from the post-hurricane circumstances.
- Seek Legal Counsel. Beyond a few specific scenarios, in general, a homeowner’s insurance policy in the state of Texas does not automatically include coverage for water and flood damage. This extends to other types of hurricane-related damage such as roof and wind damage as well. You may find yourself simultaneously attempting to restore your life and fighting multiple claims on multiple fronts. In these instances, the guidance of an experienced lawyer could be the difference between a successful claim and further loss. You deserve the advice and assistance of a knowledgeable attorney moving forward with your claim or claims.
- Remain Vigilant With Your Claim As It Develops. Especially due to the amount of Harvey-related claims currently being filed across the state of Texas, it is important to remember that it may take days or even weeks for an adjuster to come out to your property and physically assess the damage. The more you stay on top of your claim in the interim, the stronger your case will be later on as you attempt to reclaim compensation. Do not expect any third-party to assure the success of your case if you personally neglect your claim when proactivity matters most. It is recommended that you obtain documentation, mitigate your damages, and preserve your chances for recompense, because you never know what evidence or information may prove most important.
The Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage attorneys from Carabin & Shaw are willing to offer all potential clients a free consultation to answer all of their questions regarding Victoria Hurricane Harvey damage reports and claims. We even have bilingual lawyers standing by to handle Victoria hurricane claims and cases of our Spanish speaking clients. Contact one of the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Carabin & Shaw today, day or night, at 361.485.1400 or toll-free at 1.800.682.1260. We are here for you.