Homeowners who have just been through the tragic loss of their homes and belongings are in no shape to go up against insurance company claims settlers who deal with these types of incidents on a daily basis.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2011
Brad T. Wyly, a veteran Houston insurance claims attorney, cautioned Texans to seek legal help immediately if they have suffered property losses in the state’s recent wildfires.
“Homeowners filing fire insurance claims need to keep in mind that insurance companies are, first and foremost, profit-seeking businesses that do not help their bottom line by paying money to clients,” said Wyly, president of the Wyly Law Firm, P.C., which represents clients in insurance disputes and victims of personal injury.
“Your insurance company has a legal duty to deal with you in good faith, but insurance adjusters have a financial obligation to their employers to make as low a payment as possible, regardless of your losses,” said Wyly.
More than 170 wildfires across Texas have destroyed nearly 1,800 homes, killed four people and forced thousands to evacuate in the first two weeks of this month alone in what’s shaping up to be the costliest fire season on record in the Lone Star State.
“Homeowners who have just been through the tragic loss of their homes and belongings are in no shape to go up against insurance company claims settlers who deal with these types of incidents on a daily basis,” Wyly said.
Wyly explained that insurance companies can deny, underpay or delay payment of fire and property insurance claims by individuals or businesses, which are known as first-party insurance claims.
“Hurricane Ike hit Texas in September 2008 and we’ve helped numerous victims of that storm settle residential property insurance claims over the years since,” Wyly said. “We know firsthand how stubborn and tight-fisted insurance companies can be.”
The Wyly Law Firm has helped homeowners and businesses throughout Texas, including Harris County, Houston, Baytown, Pasadena, Galveston and Beaumont, to obtain the settlements they deserved for losses under residential and commercial property insurance policies.
“We’ve seen unfair insurance practices all too often,” Wyly said. “But we’ve also found that insurance companies are more likely to be reasonable if they know a plaintiff is represented by an attorney who is not afraid to take a case to trial.”
“We’ll sit beside our clients at the bargaining table and stand beside them in court – whatever it takes to make sure they get the full amount of compensation for their losses.”
About Wyly Law Firm, P.C.
The Wyly Law Firm, P.C., is a Houston law firm that represents people in insurance disputes throughout Houston and surrounding communities, including Harris County, Baytown, Pasadena, Galveston, Beaumont, Bellaire, Cloverleaf, Spring Valley, Missouri City, Aldine and Jersey City. The firm also handles personal injury and business law matters.
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.