a home in Birmingham, AL, with severe tornado damage

Was Your Home Damaged in a Tornado?

Our team of experienced Disaster Insurance Claims lawyers is here to help you recover the money you need to rebuild and move forward.

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Birmingham and the surrounding areas are prone to tornadoes that strike no matter the time of day, week, month, or year. Alabama experiences an average of 60 tornadoes every year.

If a tornado damaged your home or business in Birmingham, our team of experienced and compassionate tornado insurance claims lawyers are here for you. We’ve helped thousands of policyholders receive millions for their claims, and we can help you, too. Get started today with your free policy review.

We Make It Easy

All you have to do is make one call to the Disaster Insurance Claims Team at Long & Long to get the help you need in recovering compensation for your losses.

You’re Entitled to Compensation

You pay for insurance to protect your assets in the event of a tornado. We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf if they don’t want to hold up their end of the deal.

Get a Free Policy Review

Our experienced tornado insurance claims lawyers will review your policy at absolutely no cost or obligation to you, giving you our professional advice on how to best move forward.

We Understand What You’re Going Through

The Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long is heartbroken to see the destruction caused by tornadoes in Birmingham and the Gulf Coast region. This is our community. Our friends, family and the local businesses we know and love have been affected by these deadly twisters. That’s why it’s important to us that you know you’re not alone. We’re in this together, and you can count on our team as a shoulder to lean on.

We’ve been helping neighborhoods rebuild and have helped home and business owners get the money they deserve for years, and we can help you, too. We will take care of everything so you can focus on spending time with your family and getting your life back on track while we seek the compensation you’re entitled to for your losses.

extensive tornado damage in a Birmingham neighborhood

We’ve Collected Over $950 Million for Policyholders

The Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long has helped clients secure millions in settlements when insurance adjusters tried to undermine or deny their claims. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies to help our clients get the money they need and deserve.

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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.

Chris T.

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!

Mike Dupre

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.

D’Awndra Kirkwood

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!

Beverly Ford

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.

Russel Vaughn

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.

Moreland Machinery

We Get Great Results For Our Clients

Results vary and depend on the facts of each case.


Hurricane disaster and storm surge litigation recovery.


Hurricane rain and wind pre-litigation settlements


Hurricane rain and wind claim litigation recovery.


Pre-suit settlement for hurricane damage to a marina. The prior settlement offer was $1,200,000.


Additional recovery for a hurricane-damaged hospital.


Recovery for hurricane damage to a shopping center. The prior settlement offer was $445,000.


Pre-suit settlement for damage to multi-owner residential property.


Business interruption pre-suit settlement for Hurricane losses. Prior offer was $350,000.

Do I Have a Case?

If you have an insurance policy that covers you in the event of a tornado or other natural disaster, you deserve fair compensation for the losses you suffered. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not on your side and may be looking for ways to settle your claim for less than you’re entitled to. Let’s look at some of the reasons the insurance company may deny your claim to help you determine the next best steps.

If your policy has implied or explicit exclusions that your losses fall under, the insurance company may try to deny your claim. For example, you may have water damage that could be denied because you don’t have flood insurance.

The insurance adjuster may say that you overestimated the value of your losses and the repair or replacement costs, reducing your overall compensation.

In the worst case, the insurance adjuster may deny your claim altogether without providing a reason. If this occurs, don’t wait. Contact us immediately. We can work with the insurance company on your behalf to help you seek the money you’re entitled to.

Suffered Tornado Damage? We Can Help!

If you experienced home or property damage as a result of a tornado or other natural disaster, the Disaster Insurance Claims team at Long & Long is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Steps to Take After a Tornado

Insurance claims after a natural disaster can be complicated and stressful. Follow these steps when filing a tornado damage claim to maximize your insurance claim:

  1. Contact your insurance company to open a claim and report the disaster. This should be done as soon as you and your family are safe.
  2. Document everything before you start to clean. You should take photographs or videos of all the damage and make notes of the items in your home, where they’re located, and what sort of damage they sustained. Don’t start cleaning until you get permission from the insurance company.
  3. Be firm. The insurance company will try to minimize your losses as much as possible to lower your claim payment. Talk with a disaster insurance claims attorney to help you understand and fight for what you truly deserve for your losses.
tornado damage clean up beginning in a Birmingham, AL, neighborhood

Frequently Asked Questions

Disasters tend to strike multiple homeowners and business owners at once, overwhelming insurance companies. They not only want to settle your claim for as little as possible, but they also want to close the claim quickly and move on to the next. If this happens, don’t hesitate to call the Disaster Insurance Claims Team at Long & Long Attorneys At Law to get experienced attorneys on your side. We will work with the insurance company on your behalf, fighting for the money you truly deserve.

The compensation for your tornado damage insurance claim is determined by the insurance company. The insurance adjuster will consider the damage that occurred, the value of the items that were ruined, and the repair or replacement costs. This is why it’s important to have your own records of the damage to your property and receipts or documentation for replacement costs.

Insurance policies can be complicated and include a lot of different policy options and exclusions that can make or break your claim. Because of this, it’s important to understand your policy and what is and isn’t covered so you can be sure you’re getting fair compensation. If you have concerns, contact a tornado insurance claims lawyer to go over your claim and help you seek the money you need.

The timeline for receiving your insurance payment is influenced by many factors, including the extent of your damage, your policy details, how much of the insurance company’s client base is affected, and whether you accept the initial offer. If the claim is denied, appeals can take even longer. However, when you work with our experienced attorneys, we will work as quickly as possible to get your claim fairly settled so you can get back to living the life you had before the tornado.

If your home experienced such severe damage that you need to relocate temporarily, your insurance company may advance you some of your settlement money to cover your temporary living expenses. The insurance company may also approve some temporary repairs to prevent further damage to your home and to get it up to liveable standards.