Hurricanes have caused immeasurable damage in our recent past. Whether it was Hurricane Sandy pummeling the East Coast or Hurricanes Ike, Dolly and Rita which damaged the Gulf Coast, hurricanes know no geographical boundaries. Hurricane losses are frequently devastating, and the damage caused is often not fully compensated by the insurance companies who are supposed to cover the harm. If you need help fighting your insurance company, contact an insurance claim lawyer.
When making a hurricane damage insurance claim, it is difficult to catalog everything you and your family have lost. Not to mention it’s not uncommon to lose everything following the destruction of a hurricane, including the proof of ownership of all that is gone. We understand these claims and can help you through the process.
Document the Hurricane Damage
As soon as possible following a hurricane, report any damages and losses to your insurance carrier. Make every effort to document fully your losses before making efforts to clean up:
- Photograph broken windows
- Use your phone to video damage, if possible, as it happens
- Photograph or video the foundation, siding, exterior, roof, and other damaged areas of the structure of your home or building
- Photograph or video damage to lighting, gutters, pools, air conditioning units, pool equipment, patios, decks, and other exterior items
- Photograph or video every room that is damaged in your home or building, including damage to the contents
Smartphones now have the capability to record high-quality photos and video, and can provide valuable evidence to the claims process.
Tips to help you make a Successful Hurricane Damage Claim
If your home or business has had hurricane damage, you may be wondering what to do. These guides may help you in preparing for and making a hurricane damage claim:
- Before the hurricane, you should make sure you have the proper insurance coverage.
- What duty does the insurance company owe you when adjusting your claim?
- Tips for making a successful hurricane damage claim on your homeowners insurance.
- Advice for business owners when making a hurricane damage claim.
- Frequently asked questions about hurricane claims, answered.
Contact a Hurricane Damage Claim Lawyer Today
If your claim is not paid, not paid fully or wrongfully denied, contact us to help you through the process. Some states like Texas require the insurance company pay your attorney fees in the event you are forced to take legal action to obtain full payment on your claim. The Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C. will help you put the pieces of your life back together, at no cost to you and your family. Let us help you and your family. Contact us now.