Over eight months ago, several thousand Texas residents experienced destruction like they have never seen before. The Bastrop, Texas wildfire that occurred on September 4, 2011 was brought on by high winds that took down trees, causing them to collapse into electrical lines. The sparks that happed as a result were enough to start a blaze due to the worst state drought since the 1950s.
The Texas wildfire was destructive to say the least, as it burned approximately 34,000 acres, lasting over 2,000 hours in Northeast Bastrop, Texas (about 30 miles east of Austin). During this time, over 1,700 homes and businesses were destroyed by the fire.
Sadly, about 5,000 residents found themselves without a home or place to go. Now, after all this time, residents are starting to rebuild their homes and businesses that were destroyed in the blaze.
Because this fire was the third most destructive fire in U.S. history, and the costliest and most destructive fire in Texas history, many homeowners are still feeling the effects of this blaze.
Bastrop Fire Effects
Having to file insurance claims for the damage done and the losses endured, plus the living expenses that piled up after the blaze, forced thousands out of their homes and has left some residents in limbo. If you are one of these victims, you know firsthand how the insurance company has dragged your Texas fire insurance claim out, hasn’t provided you with enough coverage, or has questioned your living expenses that you spent while you were without a home.
Insurance companies make their money by paying their policyholders as little as possible and waiting as long as possible to pay claims. If an insurance company was doing the right thing, your fire insurance claim should have moved quickly and you should have received the appropriate amount of money to repair or rebuild by now. However, if you haven’t received your settlement or if you feel like the amount you received was not enough, you may need to continue your fight for fair compensation.
If you have a denied insurance claim or you need help disputing the insurance company’s offer regarding your Bastrop fire claim, please call our experienced Texas insurance claim attorneys at the Voss Law Firm for help with your property damage claim today. You can reach us at 888-614-7730 for a free consultation and complimentary book, Disputes With Your Insurance Company – What All Consumers Need to Know.