Your Insurance Policy Could Change, But That Doesn’t Mean Your Coverage Should

Recently, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance issued general remarks and official action outlining state law requiring a clear, conspicuous notice at least 30 days in advance when an insurance company offers a renewal policy that reduces coverage. Insurers who do not place these notices conspicuously are subject to administrative penalty fees. We know that a [...]

By |2023-03-27T09:19:06-05:00March 27th, 2023|

Replacement Cost Value and Actual Cash Value 

Not only is roof damage stressful to manage, but you will need to file an insurance claim to get it repaired or replaced. Before going to your insurance company, you will want to know what perils are covered and what limits you have on your homeowners insurance policy. When purchasing an insurance policy and filing [...]

By |2023-02-09T11:11:28-06:00February 7th, 2023|

Why Insurance Companies Deny Fire Claims & How to Get Help

You purchase fire insurance to protect yourself from fires and smoke damage.  Sadly, insurance companies do deny fire insurance claims. If your fire claim is denied, you will ask yourself, "Why would my insurance company deny my fire insurance claim?".  Insurance companies use several excuses to try to get out of paying fire claims. Fraudulently [...]

By |2023-01-12T14:18:39-06:00January 12th, 2023|

Mortgage Lenders That Complicate The Insurances Claims Process

How did we get here? All homeowner’s insurance policies have a provision, which provides that any payments for damages to the dwelling must include the insured’s mortgage company as a payee on the check. The mortgage lender is included on the check to protect the lender to make sure the insured repairs the property (the [...]

By |2022-12-14T15:49:35-06:00December 1st, 2022|

Insurers Double-cross Policyholders’ Hurricane Property Damage Insurance Claims

Recently, Hurricane Ian rolled through and ravaged large swaths of Florida. Property owners, farmers, and industry leaders incurred catastrophic damage to their homes and businesses, costing billions of dollars in damages. Businesses and homeowners anticipate their insurers would settle their claims impartially and quickly. Sadly, that doesn't always happen. If a hurricane causes prolific [...]

By |2022-10-03T16:57:04-05:00October 3rd, 2022|

Texans Still Feel Uri’s Cold Shoulder

Winter Storm Uri left millions of Texans without power, water, food, and emergency services for days. Some rural areas saw these outages for weeks. Not since Hurricane Harvey had there been a more costly natural disaster, with damages in the excess of $100 billion dollars state-wide. All 254 Texas counties experienced the freeze to [...]

By |2022-09-16T10:02:03-05:00September 13th, 2022|

Winter Freeze Lawsuit Deadline Quickly Approaches

It’s been almost two years since the Winter Freeze hit Texas and caused billions of dollars in property damage state-wide, but now the Winter Freeze lawsuit deadline is about to expire. If you are a victim of the Winter Freeze's storm damage, here is some crucial information for you: What Is The Deadline For [...]

By |2022-07-19T13:58:04-05:00July 19th, 2022|

It Is 2022 And Appraisals Are All The Rage Again… But Watch Out For The Same Old Problems!!

I have handled bad faith insurance cases all of my 30 years as a trial lawyer, but predominantly started handling first-party property damage cases in 2005 after Hurricane Rita hit the Beaumont area.  Since then, I have noticed certain claims handling trends are cyclical.  They are popular…they die out…then they come back again as [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:05:49-05:00June 21st, 2022|

Homeowners Insurance Claim Victory Exceeds Policy Limits

Policy limits put a cap on how much an insurer has to pay for an insurance claim. Policy limits determine the maximum amount an insurer has to pay and are set at the time the insurance policy is written. Some circumstances invalidate policy limits, such as the insurance company's actions when handling the claim. [...]

By |2022-06-01T11:08:45-05:00June 1st, 2022|

Weather Service Report Links Roof Damage to Hailstorm That Insurance Company Claims Never Happened

Paying a high premium on an insurance policy can be a burden most people are familiar with. At some point in everyone’s life, you will need insurance. Whether that’s to pilot a boat, drive a car, or own a home, insurance is meant to financially compensate the policyholder if their property is lost, damaged, [...]

By |2022-05-09T16:32:01-05:00May 9th, 2022|
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