Common Questions

HURRICANE DAMAGE FAQ

If your family has been affected by a Texas hurricane, you know how devastating the aftermath can be. From damages to your home to your business, a hurricane’s damage is all-encompassing. When a hurricane disrupts your life, you need a trusted hurricane damage lawyer to turn to in your time of crisis. It’s normal to have questions about how your homeowners insurance policy works and what steps to take to increase the likelihood that your claim will be approved and paid fairly. Here we discuss common questions from across the internet relating to hurricane damage in Texas. If you have further questions or want to get started with your claim, contact us today.
  • Can I sue for property damage in Texas?

Yes. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the property damage to file a lawsuit. Failure to file within the two-year window will cause you to lose your right to sue and recover damages. If you think you have valid grounds for a property damage claim, contact an experienced storm damage lawyer.

  • What was the worst hurricane to hit Texas?

Hurricane Harvey was the worst hurricane to hit Texas. It made landfall three times in six days and caused $125 billion in damages. The only hurricane that caused more damage in the U.S. was Hurricane Katrina.

  • What should I avoid doing after a hurricane?

While it may seem intuitive to take certain steps after a hurricane – such as taking photos and reporting the damage to your insurance company – it may be harder to tell what not to do.

First, don’t delay in making temporary repairs to your home or business. This protects the building and your possessions from further damage or loss. Next, ensure that you have photo or video evidence of the damage. It’s also important not to delay in reporting the damage to your insurance company. Avoid accepting any settlement amount that you feel is less than the value your claim deserves. Also, use caution when speaking to the insurance adjuster, and never allow yourself to be recorded. Finally, don’t delay in contacting a competent hurricane damage lawyer to help you fight your claim denial or underpayment.

  • What are the four most common types of hurricane damage?

Regardless of the strength of the storm, there are often common damages that result to homes and businesses. These include:

  • Roof and vinyl siding damage
  • Interior damage due to rain, flying debris, and mold
  • Damaged business equipment
  • Public utilities disruption

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At the Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we know what it takes to get your insurance claim paid quickly and fairly. If you’ve experienced hurricane damage, don’t wait to contact an attorney. Our legal team is ready to help and can guide you through every step of the claim process. Contact us today to get started.