When theft or vandalism to your home occurs, the aftermath of the situation can leave you stressed, as you may be trying to remember everything the thieves stole. In a vandalism claim, you need to account for everything that is missing or needs to be replaced due to damage caused in the break-in. Sometimes it is not just expensive items like televisions and computers that are stolen, but windows may be broken, and other damage may have occurred to your home due to the ransacking that took place.
Texas vandalism claims could include:
- Broken windows
- Graffiti to the outside and/or inside of the home (spray painted)
- Flooding of the home (robber clogs up the drain and leaves water running)
- Keying of cars or tire slashing
When you are a victim of residential vandalism in Houston, or anywhere in the state of Texas, you need to understand your rights and the steps you need to take immediately after a situation of this nature. The first thing you need to do is call the police to report the crime. Then, you need to report the situation to your insurance company and contact a skilled lawyer immediately. It is also a good idea to take photographs or video tape the damage to your home.
Why do you need a lawyer?
Insurance companies have been known to bully people into taking a lower settlement than what is truly deserved. They may low-ball you with an offer for partial replacement costs and damages your home sustained. Do not accept their offer. A skilled Texas insurance claim attorney will be able to negotiate your claim and will know what an acceptable offer is for your situation.
An experienced Texas insurance litigation lawyer at the Voss Law Firm will be able to handle everything from start to finish in your vandalism claim. Or, if you have already started the process with your insurance company and have been denied or were approved for partial compensation, then you should contact the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 today.
Attorney Bill Voss will give you a free legal consultation and will provide you with a free, informative book he wrote: Disputes With Your Insurance Company - What All Consumers Need to Know.