Anyone who does not receive prompt and appropriate response to their tornado-damage insurance claim should know that legal help is available to ensure that insurance companies honor the terms of the policies they have sold.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Houston insurance claims attorney Brad T. Wyly today said that victims of recent April tornadoes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area should not feel like they are alone when dealing with their insurance companies.
“Anyone who does not receive prompt and appropriate response to their tornado-damage insurance claim should know that legal help is available to ensure that insurance companies honor the terms of the policies they have sold,” said Wyly of Wyly Law Firm, P.C.
“Insurance policyholders have the legal right to be dealt with fairly and in a timely manner by their insurers, and they should contact an attorney who is serious about making sure that happens,” he said.
Nearly 350 homes were destroyed and 750 were damaged by an estimated 13 tornadoes that touched down in Dallas, Arlington and the surrounding area on April 3, according to CNN.com.
Wyly said disputes between policyholders and insurance companies are common in the aftermath of such natural disasters. Insurers respond much better to policyholders who have legal representation, he said.
There are a variety of bad-faith practices that insurance companies may use to delay, reduce or avoid first-party claim payments, he warned.
“Insurance companies are for-profit organizations, and the amount of money they pay to homeowners and businesses in damage claims directly affects their bottom lines,” Wyly said.
“Insurance adjustors work for the insurance company, not the policyholder, and they have numerous methods that can be used to reduce payments to unsuspecting policyholders.”
A first-party insurance claims attorney can review homeowners’ and business’ insurance policies to help them determine their rights to file claims and assist them as they deal with their insurers to ensure their claims are fully and fairly honored, Wyly explained.
“Insurance companies have attorneys on staff to protect their interests,” he said. “Victims of storm damage should seek an insurance property claims attorney who’ll protect their interests as well.”
About Wyly Law Firm, P.C.
The Wyly Law Firm, P.C., is a Houston law firm that represents homeowner’s 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 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.