The Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long Attorneys At Law will put their years of experience to work for your fire damage insurance case. Fire is one of the most notoriously destructive forces, and recovering from the damage is hard enough without having to deal with the insurance company. Your Houston, TX, fire damage insurance claims attorneys will take care of the hard parts for you while you plan your rebuilding efforts.
Getting Help Is Easy
All you have to do is contact us for a free case review. We’ll take care of everything else from there to get you the compensation you deserve.
A History of Results
Our firm has an established history of getting results for our clients, so you can count on us to help you get the compensation you’re owed.
No Upfront Costs
Getting in touch with our team is entirely risk-free. We’ll review your case at no cost to you, and you won’t owe us anything for our services unless we win.
We Know How Much Damage Fire Can Cause
Whether fire struck your home or your business, its knack for destruction is one of a kind. Fire can leave properties completely unrecognizable and turn proudly standing structures into a pile of cinders. Even if your entire building didn’t burn down, the untouched parts can still be compromised by surrounding structural damage. Our team understands this struggle firsthand, so you can count on our commitment to helping you get the settlement you’re owed.
Our Clients Have Won More Than $950 Million
Throughout our history, we’ve secured more than $950 million in collective settlements for our clients. With that kind of experience and knowledge on your side, you’ll be in the best position to file a successful fire damage claim.
We Get Great Results For Our Clients
Results vary and depend on the facts of each case.
$90,000,000Hurricane disaster and storm surge litigation recovery.
$35,000,000Hurricane rain and wind pre-litigation settlements
$10,000,000Hurricane rain and wind claim litigation recovery.
$5,500,000Pre-suit settlement for hurricane damage to a marina. The prior settlement offer was $1,200,000.
$4,000,000Additional recovery for a hurricane-damaged hospital.
$3,800,000Recovery for hurricane damage to a shopping center. The prior settlement offer was $445,000.
$3,500,000Pre-suit settlement for damage to multi-owner residential property.
$3,000,000Business interruption pre-suit settlement for Hurricane losses. Prior offer was $350,000.
The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend
Insurance adjusters may seem like they’re there to help you after fire damage, but they’re not. They work for the insurance company, a for-profit company that makes money by denying people as much compensation as they can get away with. Work with our team instead, and we’ll conduct a proper damage assessment to determine just how much you’re owed.
We Are 5 Star Rated
My home was damaged in Hurricane Laura and like pretty much everyone in our area, the repairs were underestimated by my insurance company. Realizing I was out of my depth I contacted Long and Long for assistance in keeping the insurance company honest in holding up their end of our agreement, returning my home to its pre-damage condition. My attorney, Cate Biggs, and her whole team worked tirelessly on my behalf through this process and made sure I was "done right" by my insurance company. I hope I never need to work with Long and Long again, but should I ever find myself on the wrong [end] of an insurance companies' malfeasance, I will not hesitate to give them a call.
I am a Hurricane Laura and Delta victim from Lake Charles, LA. After receiving NOTHING from my homeowners insurance company I was forced to get a lawyer. My health wouldn’t allow me to fight them myself. My attorney Cate Biggs was such a blessing. To have such good representation and having never met her was a relief. Her team was just as good as she was. I have never had a lawyer for anything like this and although I hope I never need another for this reason but if I do Long and Long will be representing me again. God bless them all.
We want to thank the team at Long & Long for helping us through our Hurricane claim. From the initial phone call we had with Long & Long, to our updates from our attorney, and everyone on the team in between; we were treated like royalty. We wish we had called sooner. We would recommend them to any of our friends and family. Thank you Long & Long!
Our home was extremely damaged and flooded after Hurricane Sally. I was at a complete loss of how to navigate through the process of making spreadsheets or how to handle our flood and wind claims. Cate and her team did a wonderful job helping me. They handled everything and I was very pleased with the settlements they got for us. I would definitely recommend them!
Long & Long completely exceeded my expectations. I didn’t know that anyone needed a lawyer when you have an insurance claim, but you do. Long & Long explained everything that was owed to me under my fire insurance contract and made sure the insurance company paid it. Long & Long knocked it out of the park on my settlement.
Bennett Long represented my company and me in a complex property damage and lost income claim. His knowledge and capabilities far exceeded all my expectations. The entire staff at Long and Long are professional and friendly. After handing over to them one of the most difficult business challenges I've faced, not once did I question their abilities or dedication to work towards what was best for me, the client. I am extremely happy with the outcome and shudder to think where I might be without their expertise and ability. Working with Long and Long is one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Frequently Asked Questions
Handling the aftermath of fire damage is tough without an attorney. There’s almost no chance that you’ll be able to get the compensation you deserve. Not only will insurance adjusters underestimate the actual cost of the damage sustained during the fire, but they may deny your claim altogether for all sorts of reasons. With an experienced fire damage attorney by your side, you can fight back against the insurers all the way through court if necessary.
Every insurance policy is a little different, so the answer will vary from person to person. Some policies only cover direct fire damage, for example, while others will also include smoke and water damage that the fire may have caused.
Insurance companies may deny your claim for a number of reasons, including:
- Suspicion of arson
- Waiting too long to file
- Underestimating the damage’s extent
- Violating the policy’s terms
When your claim is properly filed along with all the necessary paperwork, it typically takes about three to four months for a case to settle. Some can drag out longer, of course, but having an experienced attorney working with you will make sure your settlement comes as fast as possible.
When you work with the Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long Attorneys At Law, a lawyer won’t cost you anything unless we’ve won your case. Even the case review is completely free, so you can give us a call risk-free.
Common Fire Damage Claims Denied
- Structural damage
- Fire damage
- Smoke damage
- Water damage
- Total replacement damage vs. repairs
Call Our Disaster Insurance Claims Team Today
The bottom line is the insurance company is probably offering you far less than you deserve for your losses. The Houston, TX, fire damage attorneys on the Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long Attorneys At Law will work hard to make sure you get every last penny you’re owed. Call us today for a free policy review.