Hurricane Laura is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US Gulf Coast. If your home or commercial property was damaged by Hurricane Laura, you may be eligible to receive compensation from your insurance company. Let The Patrick Yancey Law Firm help you get the compensation you deserve.
If your home, rental property, or business has been damaged by hurricane Laura, it is important to act quickly in order to protect your property and to preserve your ability to pursue a property insurance claim for the repair of this damage. If you do not take immediate action, your property may incur additional damage by being exposed to the elements because of the initial storm damage.
Things to do after the storm:
- Assess the damage – After the storm has passed you should assess broken windows, water intrusion, fallen limbs, and any damage to the structure of a house or building. Do not throw away any damaged item. Take steps to secure your property and mitigate against further damage. Do not make any repairs without consulting with your insurer.
- Contact your insurer – Always remember that the insurance adjuster works for the insurer and not for you. Insurance adjusters may feel motivated to adjust claims quickly and with the insurer’s financial interests in mind.
- Contact an attorney – If you feel that the insurer has undervalued your property, delayed paying the benefits it owes, or if it refuses to provide benefits, it is in your best interest to seek advice from an attorney.
Having an attorney acting in your best interest when dealing with an insurance company after a hurricane is one of the best ways to ensure your rights are protected and you recover as much as possible on your hurricane insurance claim. Contact The Patrick Yancey Law Firm today for a free hurricane damage case review.