Victoria Wind Damage Insurance Claims
When most people think of hurricane damage, they envision flooding and large structural damage caused by chunks of debris crashing into buildings. While those depictions are not inaccurate, they do a poor job of calling attention to a damage factor that has already affected every structure in Victoria: wind damage.
The effects of wind damage can be far more subtle and long-lasting than most people believe, and it takes a keen eye and years of experience to be able to tell how bad the damage is before other contributing factors make the situation worse. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw know how to assess wind damage and keep a bad circumstance from causing you, your family, and/or your business greater amounts of harm months after the initial storm.
Victoria wind damage insurance claims are an important part of both protecting against and recovering from wind damage and any other structural damage related to high winds. However, our lawyers also believe that every person in Victoria should consider seeking some kind of assistance before filing these claims. During times of statewide catastrophe, some insurance companies have been known to take advantage of their customers’ unbalanced status, using tactics that are designed to keep the insurance company’s profits at a steady rate of growth.
A large number of claims for amounts at the limit or in excess of the average insurance plan coverage amount can cause a for-profit insurance company no small amount of financial distress. To delay or defer these Victoria hurricane claims, some companies adopt an unwritten policy of denying certain types of wind damage claims outright for a number of months in the hopes that this flat denial will dissuade serious and concerted efforts to get compensation. Another tactic is to immediately respond with monetary compensation, but at an amount much lower than that promised by the plan originally. Both of these tactics can leave Victoria area residents and families with a handicapped ability to recover as fully as they’d hoped. Our attorneys are here to prevent this story from becoming part of your story.
There is also a type of wind damage that happens more frequently in places like Victoria than elsewhere, and is known as a derecho. According to The National Severe Storms Laboratory, a derecho is “a widespread, long-lived windstorm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms...and includes wind gusts of at least 58 mph.” Obviously, Hurricane Harvey exceeded both of these parameters by many miles, but the effects of the wind blasts may still be categorized as derecho under Victoria wind damage insurance claims. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw know the difference and know which classification will enable you and yours to get back on your feet quicker and with greater amounts of compensation.
A final consideration: no two Victoria wind damage insurance claims are exactly alike. Just because your neighbor or friend received a certain amount of compensation for a certain type of wind damage does not mean the same circumstances and outcomes apply to your case. If you are considering filing a claim, give our attorneys a call to set up an initial case consultation. Everything that you share with us, as well as all the information we provide, is confidential, and the consultation is free of charge. Furthermore, our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been affected by wind damage from Hurricane Harvey, give our designated Victoria hurricane insurance claims lawyer a call today at 361.485.1400 or toll-free at 1.800.682.1260.