Hurricane damage can be devastating, destroying your belongings and property beyond repair. Some things may be irreplaceable, but your insurance policy is there to cover the damage done.
But insurance companies aren’t always on your side. If the insurance company refuses to pay, the lawyers at Manard Law, LLC are here to help. Your New Orleans hurricane property damage lawyer is just a call away.
When a hurricane hits, you may come back to find your property in a dire state. Flooding can cause structural damage, mold, and other damage that makes your property uninhabitable. That’s expensive to repair. Because of this, you need to ensure you’re getting the settlement you need.
First, get evidence of any and all damage as accurately as possible. You may need proof of the damage to prove you’re due compensation. That can include pictures or reports from authorities like the New Orleans police.
You then file your claim in a timely manner. Your lawyer can help you gather the information you need and act now, not when it’s too late.
When you’ve lost everything in a hurricane, you expect your New Orleans insurance company will cover the costs. You’ve paid your premiums, and now, you need to be indemnified. But the insurance company might not be so willing to help you recover from your suffering. They’re a for-profit business, and these businesses often put their profits first.
Rather than paying the costs of your recovery, the insurance company may try to protect its profits. These tactics may include:
Pushing the insurance company to take these steps on its own may feel impossible. Because of this, you need a hurricane property damage lawyer in New Orleans to step in and act on your behalf. They can make a big difference in your claim.
Your lawyer’s first step is to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. Taking your claim to a New Orleans court can be time-consuming and expensive, and negotiating a settlement can make things easier.
If they continue to refuse, your lawyer can help you take action. They’ll help you file your claim and provide evidence to support your claim in court that the insurance company was acting in bad faith.
When you’ve lost your home and other belongings to a hurricane, your insurance company should step up and cover what you’re due.
When they don’t, the lawyers at Manard Law, LLC have the tools you need to act. Your New Orleans hurricane property damage lawyer is here to help, starting with a free consultation when you call 504-585-7777 or complete the online contact form below.