Winter Storm Izzy was forecast to dump up to 12 inches of snow on parts of Texas in late January. Most area homeowners heeded the warnings and stocked up on essentials such as bread, milk and eggs. But for those of us whose homes were damaged by the high winds, rain, and sleet associated with the storm, our "bread, milk and eggs" included contractors, roofers and insurance adjusters. And while many are still waiting for their claims to be paid, some have already given up hope. Our attorneys at The Voss Law Firm are experts in dealing with denied, delayed, and underpaid insurance claims. If your still waiting for your claim to be paid out, read on to learn the steps you can take to get your claim resolved.
Winter Storm Izzy
Winter Storm Izzy swept through the South and caused widespread power outages, travel disruptions, and damage to property. Parts of major interstates were shut down, hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity and thousands of flights were delayed or canceled at major airports across the region. The storm, named Winter Storm Izzy by The Weather Channel, also unleashed snow, ice, wind and frigid temperatures in several states.
As temperatures dipped and freeze warnings were issued across the state, Texans were bundling up and staying indoors to avoid the winter weather. However, even with preparation, the winter storm caused serious damage. In the DFW area, reports of ice and sleet came in, while Houston experienced high winds. Many people lost power during the frigid temperatures, desperately waiting for it to kick back on. These conditions can wreak havoc on homes and businesses, causing damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.
Why Hasn't Insurance Settled my Claim?
Local insurance agents have seen a hefty increase in claims coming in since Winter Storm Izzy took place. However, many people are still waiting to receive compensation from their insurance for the damage to their home and property. As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are a few reasons as to why insurance companies try to avoid paying out your claim. When insurance companies give you the run-around, it can be a very frustrating process.
How do I get my Claim Paid?
If you feel like you are getting nowhere with your insurance company, it may be time to get some help. An attorney who is experienced in insurance law will know how to handle claims that have been denied, delayed, or underpaid by the carrier. With the recent freeze and winter storm events, many policyholders are finding that their insurance carriers are not living up to their obligations. In some cases, carriers are denying claims outright, while in others they are delaying payment or offering only a fraction of what the claim is worth. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate the facts of the case and build a strong argument for the full value of the claim. In this way, policyholders can be sure that they are getting the full benefit of their insurance coverage.
The Voss Law Firm, P.C. has been protecting policyholders’ rights for the past 16 years and, in that time, we’ve recovered billions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Ready to find out what we can do for you? Complete our online contact form or call our office at 888-614-7730 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team. We work on contingency, so you pay nothing unless we win your case.