Dallas & Houston Water Damage Insurance Claims Lawyers
Residential and commercial property owners who have experienced significant water damage to their property (building and contents) may need assistance in dealing with their insurance company to assure the insured’s claim is handled properly. The attorneys of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented residential and commercial property owners with their property claims for more than twenty years. We may be able to help in the event you experience severe loss and damage to your property.
Water damage may result from various sources, some of which pose different risks and obligations to the property owner. Some examples of water damage may result from ice or storm-created openings allowing water to enter into your property, broken plumbing pipes or sprinkler system as a result of freezing temperatures, water damage related to fire, among many other causes.
A timely and thorough investigation is required soon after the loss in order to accurate assess the scope, nature and amount of damages. Water damage claims often cause significant emotional and financial stress on property owners, whether for home or business property claims. If you believe your insurance company has failed to conduct a proper investigation of your property water damage loss, you may need qualified legal assistance in obtaining what you are owed under your insurance policy.
My wife and I thought we were heading into a complicated legal odyssey with a destroyed commercial property until we hired Bill Kendall. His sustained focus and hard work was so effective that we had a great settlement within hours of the first deposition.F. Jones - Multi-Family Property Claim (Dallas, TX)
Our large hotel was severely damaged by hail. After significant delays by the insurance company, our claim was denied. We hired Bill Kendall and Grisham & Kendall soon after. Through Bill’s efforts during our lawsuit, we were able to reach a favorable settlement close to trial. We would certainly recommend Grisham & Kendall, PLLC to any property owner whose insurance company isn’t treating them fairly.D. Patel - Hotel Hail Claim
How We Can Help
The property damage lawyers at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented residential and commercial property owners with their delayed, denied or underpaid property water damage claims for over two decades throughout the State of Texas as well as insureds in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado and Florida.
If your property has suffered water damage and your insurance company is not treating you fairly, please contact the bad faith lawyers at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC at (713) 999-5085 to discuss your case.
Water Leak Detection
Water leaks in the home can have devastating effects on the property, leaving behind warped tiles and rotted wood, costing hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs. Water damage comes from a number of different sources, some of which are related to roof leaks and extreme weather and others which are associated with plumbing issues. Unfortunately, water leaks are sometimes difficult to detect right away, often causing serious damage before they are finally detected. However, if your home has been damaged by a water leak, there are ways to protect your home against further damage in the future with leak detection systems.
If your home has been damaged by water leaks, you should be able to depend on your home insurance to assist you in paying for repairs. Unfortunately, insurance companies are increasingly prone to denying claims in bad faith. If your insurance company has underpaid or denied your legitimate water damage claim, contact the Dallas, Texas water damage attorneys of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, today at (713) 999-5085.
Leak Detection Systems
There are several different ways to detect water leaks in the home before they cause damage. The following are some of the systems which are used to detect leaks early on:
- Passive Leak Detection Systems – Using moisture detecting technology, these systems use an alarm to alert homeowners of potential water leaks. These are usually battery-operated and easy to install in individual areas.
- Active Leak Detection Systems – These use an alarm to alert homeowners to a leak and stop the flow of water.
- Individual Appliance Leak Detectors – Can be installed on appliances, such as refrigerators and water heaters, and can shut off the supply of water automatically.
- Whole-House Leak Detectors – These systems are used on main water supply lines and can detect leaks throughout the house. When a leak is detected the main water supply is shut off.
If you have suffered a water leak before, installing a water leak detector is a great way to protect your home from future damage.
When your insurance company is refusing to provide fair payment for a water damage claim, you may need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Contact a Dallas & Houston water damage lawyer of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, today at (713) 999-5085 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable insurance attorney today and find out what action you may be able to take.
Checking for Water Leaks
Water leaks in a home can come from a number of sources, many of which can go undetected for a long time, allowing damage to build. Water damage is not only a nuisance, but can end up costing thousands of dollars in repairs. Thus, knowing how to spot water leaks before they begin causing significant damage, can help a person repair leaks as soon as possible, saving large amounts of money.
Unfortunately, when water damage does occur, insurance companies may attempt to underpay or deny claims. If your home has been damaged by water leaks and your insurance company is denying or underpaying your rightful claim, you may need to take legal action in order to obtain the payment you need. To learn more about how an attorney can help, contact a Texas water damage attorney of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, today at (713) 999-5085.
Preventing Water Damage
Making sure your plumbing system is in good shape is a reliable way to avoid costly water damage. Some tips for checking for water leaks include:
- Inspect your pipes frequently – Check your visible pipes for any damage, such as corrosion, and for signs, such as drips, that water is leaking.
- Inspect for water damage – You can spot a water leak early on if you keep an eye on any stained floors or walls and warped tile
- Check your water meter – Test for a water leak by noting your water usage, shutting off the water for half an hour, and then noting the new level of water usage
By detecting water leaks before they can cause significant damage, you can protect your home and prevent the need for expensive repairs. However, should this damage have already occurred, you likely need financial assistance from your insurance company to pay for the needed repairs.
If your insurance company has failed to provide adequate compensation on your water damage claim, you may wish to take legal action to get the monetary assistance you need. To speak with a reliable insurance attorney, contact a Dallas insurance attorney of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, today at (713) 999-5085.