By James Bell, Esquire
The recent tornadoes In Dallas caused an unprecedented swath of destruction in the Preston Hollow area. The EF-3 tornado completely demolished some homes and damaged others, as well as several structures. As an attorney who represents folks whose homes and property are devastated by perils such as these windstorms, when I first learn about these catastrophes, my thoughts naturally turn to the legal rights of the affected property owners. I hope their insurance companies will step up and do the right thing for their policyholders who have been faithfully paying their insurance premiums, praying they never need to file a claim, but believing that, if they should, they will be taken care of by their providers.
Sadly, we know that is not always the case. However, there are some things you can and should do when a disaster strikes your property.
I don’t think we can ever remind people enough about some of the essential steps to take for a proper recovery on an insurance claim, particularly a multimillion-dollar home: (more…)