After two rounds of wind damage and flooding, insurance adjusters are likely to either try to settle quickly with a low-ball offer or to delay paying claims with the excuse that they are busy.
Houston (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
Brad T. Wyly, a Houston first-party insurance claims lawyer, said today that many Harris County homeowners will need legal assistance to obtain appropriate settlements for property damage after a second round of winter storms struck the area this week.
“After two rounds of wind damage and flooding, insurance adjusters are likely to either try to settle quickly with a low-ball offer or to delay paying claims with the excuse that they are busy,” said Wyly, founder of the Wyly Law Firm, P.C., which evaluates business / commercial property first-party insurance claims and residential / homeowners claims.
“Insurance companies are never eager to pay damages, regardless of what their policies say they’ll do,” Wyly continued. “Homeowners and businesses that are unsure about an insurance company’s offer will inevitably come out ahead by having an experienced first-party insurance claims lawyer review their policy, claim and settlement offer before agreeing to or accepting anything.”
The storm that hit the Houston area Wednesday January 25, 2012, included a tornado reported near Manvel about 12:45 p.m., and between one and four inches of rain, according to the Houston Chronicle. Tornado damage in Pearland included a torn-open shopping center roof, downed power lines and snapped trees. Trees and power lines were also reported down in Montgomery, Houston, Washington, Burleson, Grimes and Brazos counties.
On January 9, 2012, a tornado packing 95 mph winds touched down briefly in the Mission Bend community southwest of Houston amid storms that dumped up to four inches of rain in parts of Harris County and nearly seven inches in spots near Sugar Land, the Chronicle said.
“This double dose of strong storms should prove persuasive to those businesses or homeowners who don’t already have comprehensive property insurance that includes coverage for hail, wind, flood, hurricanes, tornados or whatever perils Mother Nature can conjure,” Wyly said.
The veteran lawyer said that area home and business owners can best protect themselves by having a Houston first-party insurance claims attorney review their insurance needs or existing coverage before a natural disaster strikes.
“Despite bad-faith insurance practices and disputes over claim settlements or delays, having the proper amount of comprehensive insurance coverage in place is invaluable when you need it,” Wyly said.
“We’ve seen the tricks of the insurance trade from start to finish,” he continued. “And we help homeowners and businesses by making sure they have the proper insurance coverage and that, when the need arises, they get proper settlements.”
About Wyly Law Firm, P.C.
The Wyly Law Firm, P.C., is a Houston law firm that represents business and homeowners 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 Houston and surrounding communities, including Harris County, Baytown, Pasadena, Galveston, Beaumont, Bellaire, Cloverleaf, Spring Valley, Missouri City, Aldine and Jersey City.
Attorney Brad T. Wyly, the firm’s founder, is a skilled negotiator and lawyer. Wyly has extensive experience in personal injury cases, including claims involving complex accidents, catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. He has been named a Rising Star in Law & Politics magazine. To contact Wyly Law Firm, P.C., call (713) 574-7034 or use the firm’s online form.