Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
The two-year anniversary of the March 29, 2012 hailstorm that struck the McAllen/Edinburg/Mission area of Hidalgo County, Texas has just passed. Yet, even after two years, there are still many residents and business owners in this area who still have not been able to recover compensation from their insurance companies for the losses from that horrific storm. Wyly & Cook, LLP’s insurance claim attorneys are available to assist these storm victims with their insurance claims so that they can be rightfully compensated. The law firm represents clients throughout Houston and the rest of Texas.
According to the National Weather Service’s website, the storm brought 70 to 75 mph winds, torrential rains that caused major flooding and hail the size of baseballs that lasted for more than half an hour. As a result of the storm, more than 1,000 homes and businesses were damaged, and severe damage was caused to hundreds of vehicles. The National Weather Services’ website cited data from the Insurance Council of Texas that stated that that the total amount of insured damages came out to $260 million. The storm was recognized as the state of Texas’ 21st costliest storms since 1950.
Despite the extensive amount of damage that was caused by the hail storm, the victims were not eligible for FEMA assistance. In order to obtain compensation for their losses, victims of this storm have turned to their insurance providers so that their damaged property could be repaired. By the end of 2012, about 2,800 homeowners’ claims and 3,000 auto claims had been filed for the storm damages, according to the National Weather Service. This does not take into account claims filed in 2013 or 2014. The court system even appointed certain district courts in Hidalgo County to oversee pretrial matters in this county stemming from insurance disputes caused by the hail storm, according to the Hidalgo County website.
Unfortunately, there are many insured property owners in the McAllen, Edinburg, Mission area who are still waiting for their unresponsive insurance companies to handle their claims. There are also those who have had their claims unfairly denied, and others who have been offered insufficient settlements by their insurers. Residents, property owners and business owners who are still struggling to receive fair payment through their insurance claims can contact Wyly & Cook for skillful legal representation. For those who have not yet filed insurance claims for this damaging storm, it is not too late to do so!
The insurance claim lawyers at Wyly & Cook serve as tough advocates for policyholders who are coming up against large insurance companies. The attorneys handle all types of insurance claim disputes, including those related to claims for residential property damage, business property damage, hail damage, hurricane damage, water damage and more. Both of the lawyers at Wyly & Cook have been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list and have been named among Houston’s “Top Lawyers” by Houstonia magazine. More information about Wyly & Cook is available at http://www.houstoninsuranceclaimlawyers.com.