Hurricanes can leave communities and government properties in ruins for weeks, months, or years before long-term repairs can be authorized and financial losses can be sufficiently recovered—and some governmental policyholders are willing to accept less for their claims in the name of a swifter conclusion. Unfortunately, if not carefully managed, the return on governmental insurance claims can end up falling short of a community’s post-hurricane needs, and these undervalued claims can threaten the operation of important services for the municipality. This is a part of why it is so important to get a legal representative involved in the recovery proves when your community suffers extensive hurricane losses.
A Policyholder Attorney Assists Municipalities at Each Stage of Hurricane Recovery
Although the aftermath of a hurricane can be hard on communities and policyholders, an attorney experienced with governmental claims can provide valuable support and guidance at each stage of the hurricane claims process, including:
- Initial emergency response. As soon as you contact a policyholder attorney, he or she can start reviewing the initial damage and take over the details so you can focus on coordinating emergency efforts for the community.
- Assessment and temporary repairs. As hurricane damages are assessed, estimated, and submitted under assistance programs and insurance policies, a policyholder can be instrumental in making sure your municipality avoids common mistakes—all while gathering the documentation you will need to maximize your claim for losses.
- Long-term recovery. Once initial assessments have been completed and temporary repairs are in place, an experienced policyholder will help you assess the long-term needs of your community and what it will take to recovery fully from a hurricane’s wrath.
Our legal team has helped policyholders and municipalities across the nation successfully recover after major storms and disasters, and we would be happy to talk about your needs after hurricane losses. For more information, call our office directly, or take advantage of the Live Chat service available on this page.