Hurricane insurance claims continue to be filed in the Gulf Coast, this time in Texas. The Southeast Texas Record reports a wide assortment of filings over the last week of October. Examples include:
Joseph and Julia Crow of Beaumont allege Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied their claim for roof, water, wind, foundation, structural and contents damages caused to their home after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. TWIA denied the claim after its Vice President of Claims Reggie Warren assigned adjusters to investigate.
June Jennings of 1908 North 21st St. in Nederland alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association improperly paid her claim for dwelling and contents damages caused to her home after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008.
These two cases highlight a common thread in insurance disputes: claim denials and low-ball financial compensation offers. Further, many insurance companies hope that homeowners do not know how long they have to file and try to convince them that a low settlement is the only solution. In many cases this is simply not the case and accepting such an offer is disastrous.
The Berniard Law Firm is very familiar with attacking both of these strategies when its clients are taken advantage of by the insurance companies and employs a myriad of experts that will help you receive the justice you deserve.