Dallas & Houston Wildfires / Wildfire Alerts Lawyers
The state of Texas has suffered a large amount of damage from wildfires over the past year because of severe drought conditions. In 2010 alone, Texas experienced an estimated 16,000 wildfires that damaged over 750,000 acres. Recent wildfires in 2011 have damaged close to 1.4 million acres of land already. Because wildfires can cause significant damage to your home, it is comforting to know you are covered by insurance in case of a fire.
Unfortunately, though, many insurance companies act in bad faith in times of crisis, either significantly underpaying or even denying your claim. This could leave you with tens of thousands of dollars in damage that you have to pay out-of-pocket. You do not have to suffer any longer. To get the benefits you need on your wildfire claim, contact the Dallas wildfire lawyers of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC today at (214) 308-2027 and schedule your consultation with a qualified legal representative.
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
Wildfire Damage Claims
Texas has been especially vulnerable to fire damage this wildfire season. In fact, almost every county in Texas has been at risk of or directly affected by a wildfire in 2011. The current severe drought and windy conditions allows these wildfires to spread quickly, consuming people’s homes and property often before they are able to react.
Wildfire damage can destroy a person’s residential property and possibly leave you and your family homeless. To make sure you get the financial compensation you need from your residential property insurance company, call an insurance litigation attorney today.
Smoke and Soot Damage from Wildfires
Wildfires are becoming an increasing problem for areas all over the country and most recently in Texas. The path of destruction a wildfire can carve is vast, and even a home is not burned to the ground, it may sustain significant damage from the smoke and soot are spread for miles by the blaze. Homeowners have a right to compensation from their insurance companies when their home is damaged by the residual effects of wildfires and the terms of the policy provide for this. Regrettably, homeowners who are already reeling may encounter resistance from an insurance company acting in bad faith.
If your home was damaged by smoke and soot, contact the Dallas wildfire insurance claim attorneys of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, to speak with a qualified attorney who can help you to pursue the insurance benefits you are rightfully due. Call our firm today at (214) 308-2027.
Damage from Smoke and Soot
Smoke, soot, ash, and other particles can settle into homes and landscapes when there is a wildfire nearby, causing extensive damage to many different parts of the home. Some of the issues with which a homeowner may have to contend are:
- Damage to swimming pools caused by ash and soot buildup in filters and pumps
- Lawn damage from fire-fighting chemical dumps
- Buildup of ash and soot in crevices, storm drains, attics, and crawl spaces
- Smoke damage to carpet, drapes, and linen
Ash and soot contain toxins that can be very damaging to a number of items in and around the home. Getting damaged items replaced is an expensive but necessary task after a wildfire, and homeowners ought to receive the insurance benefits which they are rightfully due.
At Grisham & Kendall, PLLC , our experienced and compassionate lawyers understand this can be an especially trying time in your life, but we are here to help with denied or underpaid insurance claims regarding your fire damage. To discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys, do not hesitate to call the Dallas and Houston wildfire alert attorneys of Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, today at (214) 308-2027.