There is no doubt that hurricanes are intense, damaging storms that can leave entire agricultural regions in ruins. And even when hurricanes don’t affect a large percentage of agriculture in a region, individual farms can still suffer extreme localized damages. The strong winds, hail, heavy rains, and flooding brought on by hurricanes often leave a wake of agricultural destruction, and farmers are often left to pick up the pieces and fight for the price of fair recovery.
Many farms in the United States have witnessed the power of this destruction firsthand in Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Katrina, and other storms in just the last decade. Although the damage from these storms was well publicized, some farmers waited years for a resolution to their insurance and aid claims, and even after a long wait, many were unable to recover enough to pay for the full-extent of their losses. Don’t let the same happen to you.
Don’t Miss Out on the Financial Recovery You Need After Hurricane Damage to Your Crops
Although it is possible to negotiate a hurricane insurance claim on your own, many farms and agricultural business run into trouble with delays, denials, and underpayments from the insurance companies handling their claims. Whether your farm is large or small, an experienced policyholder attorney can help you document and recover losses for:
- Vine crops
- Vegetable and root crops
- Tree fruits
- Cattle, poultry, and other livestock
- Farm structures and equipment
- Supplies and stock
- Business interruption
- Other damages covered by your farm policy
If your farm or agricultural business has been affected by a hurricane, it’s time to get informed about the challenges you may face in negotiating your insurance claims. Request your copy of our free book, Understanding Agricultural Insurance Claims, or contact our legal team directly by phone to discuss your concerns.