Do you need a hurricane damage lawyer?
Here on the coast of Louisiana, we are no strangers to hurricanes and large storm systems. As we enter hurricane season, hurricane damages from previous seasons are still very much alive in our memory – Laura, Ida, and Katrina, just to name a few – because of the sheer amount of damage, flooding, and chaos they created.
To discuss any aspect of your hurricane damage case in a free consultation call 504-483-3400 or e-mail us.
Although an insurance company’s main objective is to process claims as fast as possible, settle, and get released from their obligation, after a large damaging weather system, they are usually overwhelmed with claims. But there is a fine line between being patient with your insurance company and being the victim of bad faith.
After a claim is made, your insurance company has a legal obligation to respond to your claim under a specific timeline. But as large, for-profit corporations, insurance does not always act “like a good neighbor,” despite the advertising. The insurance industry is always trying to find ways to mitigate financial exposure and hold on to profits. Consequently, policyholders often find themselves fighting to get their claim fairly settled after a hurricane.
If the insurance company has not responded to your claim in a timely manner, if you have settled but no check has been forthcoming, or if the company has come back with a partial or full denial, it may be time to get legal advice to discuss your options.
While insurance claims can be frustrating for everyone and require some patience, it is important to get the assistance of a hurricane damage attorney when claim disputes and bad faith practices arise.
If you have hit an impasse with your claim or suspect bad faith from your insurance company, a hurricane damage attorney can hold the company legally accountable for the benefits you are entitled to under your policy.
In Louisiana, we have insurance laws that protect policyholders from bad faith insurance companies. Under Louisiana Revised Statute § 22:1973, insurance companies are legally obligated to process claims in a timely and efficient way and to make reasonable efforts to settle them fairly.
You may need the assistance of a hurricane damage attorney in New Orleans if:
If your insurance company has acted in bad faith, they may not only be forced to settle your claim reasonably, but they may also be held liable for all attorney’s fees and other penalties.
From the start of the case, we will take the time to learn the details and take the right possible action to ensure the best possible outcome for you, your loved ones, and your property. We are from a family where taking care of people comes first. We will look at your case, and find out what we need to do to take care of you because that is what matters. Whether it is a settlement, mediation, or litigation, we will determine what is needed for your claim.
What You Do Need?
You may have already tried to gain compensation without legal representation, only for the insurance company to deny your claim or not offer fair compensation. You may still have a chance to claim for damages — you just need an attorney on your case. Contact us for a free consultation so we can review your policy and understand your legal options.
Suffering hurricane damage can be overwhelming enough. You should not have to fight for the benefits you are entitled to under your insurance coverage on top of that. Let us help you get what you deserve.
Our experienced hurricane damage lawyers in New Orleans diligently represent the legal rights of policyholders after a hurricane when their insurance company has acted in bad faith. If you are struggling with your insurance company after a hurricane insurance claim, call us at (504) 483-3400 or contact us through our online contact form for a free consultation.