When Hurricane Harvey struck in late August of 2017, it became the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 2005, and the costliest tropical cyclone on record. It’s been estimated that Harvey will end up having caused over $200 billion in damage, with most arising from the flooding that devastated the Houston metropolitan area.
The storm’s winds and 40 inches of rain caused flooding the likes of which had never been seen before: hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were affected.
In the face of unimaginable damage, many immediately turned to their insurance companies for assistance, only to learn that their homes were not insured against the flooding that had been caused by either the dramatic rainfall or the release of over 6 million gallons of water by the Army Corps of Engineers and Harris County Flood Control District.
Untold numbers of homeowners had been told that their homes were outside of the 100-year floodplain and that there was no need for the coverage. Unfortunately that information was inaccurate, and in fact, the flood risk had been specifically predicted in 1996.
Paying out the Least
Insurance companies are notorious for delaying and denying hurricane damage claims, and it is easy for homeowners facing loss, lack of flood damage coverage, or both to lose hope.
The companies’ advertisements lure homeowners and business owners into believing that adjusters will be fair and compensation will be reasonable and provided in a quick and timely manner, but when disaster strikes they make the process a challenge, and fight to provide as little reimbursement as possible.
This is Where We Help
The compassionate and experienced attorneys at Danziger & De Llano will answer your questions and help you understand your rights. We’ll stand up to the insurance companies to make sure that you get what you deserve, help you recover compensation for your hurricane damages so you can rebuild your life following Hurricane Harvey.
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