Hidalgo County Residents and Business Owners Are Still Eligible for Help after Last Year’s Hail Storm

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Brad T. Wyly of Houston’s Wyly Law Firm, P.C., says an experienced first-party claims attorney can help business owners and homeowners get the compensation they need to rebuild in a timely manner.

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According to the NOAA website intense thunderstorms raked through the highly populated McAllen/Edinburg/Mission area of Hidalgo County during the mid-evening of March 29, 2012. The storms packed 75 mph winds and dumped hail the size of baseballs for more than half an hour. In addition to the intense winds and hail, residents of this highly populated region were also subject to relentless rain and serious flooding.

The wild storms had devastating effects on the communities, and homeowners and business owners sustained serious damage to their properties. Vehicles left outdoors were damaged by the strong hail, trees and limbs were pulled down and damaged many roofs, and in one area of north McAllen, a minimum of one window was blown out of every north-facing home. Much to the community’s dismay, however, they were told by FEMA that they were ineligible for federal assistance, because none of the structures were destroyed; only badly damaged.

It's been almost ten months since the storm, but sadly, many Hidalgo County homeowners and business are still waiting for their insurance companies to pay for the damage. In some neighborhoods a few homeowners have been able to repair their houses, while others’ repair efforts have been stalled by the lack of responsiveness from their insurers. In addition to those still waiting, many McAllen/Edinburg/Mission residents and business owners’ insurance claims have been underpaid, i.e. they have not received enough insurance money to make needed repairs.

“It's ridiculous that policyholders who dutifully pay their insurance premiums on time are being underpaid or ignored by their insurance companies at a time when they need help the most,” says Wyly.

According to the Insurance Council of Texas, Hidalgo County storm’s damage to insured property is approximately $200 million. Thousands of auto and home insurance claims have been filed and await a response and proper compensation.

“If you have been underpaid for your insurance claim, or if your insurance company is giving you the run around, you should call an experienced first-party insurance attorney,” states Wyly.

About Wyly Law Firm, P.C.

The Wyly Law Firm, P.C., is a Houston law firm that represents Texas homeowners and businesses in disputes with their insurance companies. The firm also represents personal injury victims, including those injured in car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents, throughout Texas focusing on Houston, Brownsville, McAllen and Edinburg areas.
Attorney Brad T. Wyly is a skilled negotiator and lawyer. Wyly has extensive experience in first-party insurance cases. He has been named a Rising Star in Law & Politics magazine. To contact Wyly Law Firm, P.C., call 713-489-9734 or use the firm’s online form.

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