Hurricane Insurance Claims
HAS YOUR PROPERTY SUSTAINED DAMAGE FROM A HURRICANE?
A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds that has reached a continuous speed of 74 miles per hour or more. The eye of the storm can be up to 30 miles wide and it can extend more than 400 miles. The many dangers of hurricane can involve torrential rains, high winds and storm surges which can cause high waves and mass destruction along the coastline. The 74 to 160 miles per an hour winds of a hurricane can extend inland for hundreds of miles and they can incite tornados, which only magnify the total destructiveness of a hurricane.
For those who live close to the coastline, sometimes what’s more dangerous than the high winds is the storm surges, which is a dome of ocean water that can peak at 20 feet and be up to 100 miles wide. Such storm surges can devastate coastal communities as it sweeps across the shore.
Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and it was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the most deadly hurricanes in the history of the United States. The total property damage from Hurricane Katrina was estimated at $81 billion, which was nearly triple the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
FILING A HURRICANE CLAIM IN OCEAN SPRINGS
After your residential or commercial property has been damaged by a hurricane, you may be wondering if your policy covers flood damage, or you may want to know if your policy is going to be cancelled for storm related damage. As a property owner, interpreting whether or not your policy covers flooding, wind, hail or rain damage may be confusing. Additionally, many insurance companies fail to tell people that a significant amount of property damage presumably caused by a hurricane was actually caused by winds. When a structure has damaged shingles, torn up balconies, and broken windows, these are usually signs of wind damage.
Denham Law Firm, PLLC has been actively involved in helping property owners recover damages from the destruction left behind from hurricanes such as Hurricane Katrina. Our Ocean Springs attorneys handle a variety of hurricane insurance claim cases, including those involving homeowners, business owners, and commercial property owners. If your hurricane insurance claim is facing unnecessary delays or has been denied altogether, your best chances for recovery is to retain the services of a member of our legal team to protect your rights and aggressively pursue maximum financial recovery.