Tropical Storm Elsa hit the East Coast of the United States in July, causing almost $300 million in damage throughout the Caribbean and the United States. With flooded streets and winds as high as 84 mph, many people are now facing extensive property damage in the aftermath of the storm.
If your property was damaged during the storm and you don’t know where to turn, we’re here for you. You’re not alone in the stresses and difficulties you are facing. Keep reading to learn what to do if you suffered damage from Tropical Storm Elsa.
Know What Compensation You’re Entitled to Recover
With high speed winds and downpours of rain, storms like Tropical Storm Elsa can leave thousands of individuals and businesses with serious property damage.
Here are just a few of the most common types of compensable damages:
- Flooding and water damage
- Fallen trees
- Automobile damage
- Structural collapse
- Broken pipes
- Roof leaking
- And more
Hire a Property Damage Attorney
The best first step you can take after you are safe and secure from a storm is to call a trusted property damage attorney like the team at Disaster Insurance Claims at Long and Long. They can help evaluate the damages and set you on the right path to receiving compensation for your losses.
Once you have made your claim to the insurance adjuster, your lawyer will handle the calls from the insurance company on your behalf. Your experienced storm damage attorney will also be able to collect all of the evidence your case needs, so you have the best chance at seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.
Plus, a trustworthy disaster insurance claims lawyer will work on contingency, meaning you won’t pay them anything unless you receive a settlement. It is an easy, cost-effective, and accessible way to ensure you are seeking maximum compensation for your case.
Let an Experienced Disaster Insurance Claims Lawyer Negotiate with Your Insurance Adjusters
It isn’t uncommon for an insurance company to make an initial settlement offer that is lower than you expected. This is when the negotiation process starts. If you receive a settlement offer that does not cover your damages, then you may be able to renegotiate an offer that is fair and covered by your level of insurance.
If you receive a claim denial, there’s no reason to panic. Property damage claims are denied all too often, but they can also often be appealed. Claims can be denied for many reasons, including small mistakes in your case. Your lawyer will know how to build your best possible case for an appeal and fix any mistakes made on the insurance company’s side.
Our Disaster Insurance Claims Team Is Ready to Help You
Your case can benefit from an experienced lawyer who can help you seek the maximum compensation possible, contact our team at Long & Long. Our Disaster Insurance Claims Team has settled over 10,000 cases and collected over $500 million for policyholders just like you. We want to hear your story and will help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free policy review to get started.