The Nature of Tornado Damage

At Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard, our team is dedicated to overcoming lowball offers or outright denials from insurance companies, ensuring that you receive fair treatment after facing damages you cannot afford. We have represented numerous clients in cases involving severe roof damage, structural issues, and total property destruction, securing the compensation they deserved. If you’d like to learn more about what we can do to help you, reach out to our firm and schedule your initial consultation today.

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The Nature of Tornado Damage

Certain areas in the country are particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, which can cause extensive property damage, including roof damage, shattered windows, and severe structural problems. Secondary issues such as debris, electrical hazards, and weakened building integrity often contribute to the initial damage. For instance, a tornado can rip off roofs, uproot trees, and hurl debris through walls and windows, leading to water intrusion and further structural weakening. If you’ve found that your property or possessions have been damaged by a tornado, we recommend reaching out to an experienced tornado damage attorney who can help you recover as much compensation as possible.

Steps to Take After Tornado Damage

Document the Damage

As a property owner, it’s crucial to document all damage caused to your property as soon as it is safe to do so. Take photographs and make videos, create detailed lists of damaged and lost items, and record structural damage. Documentation is essential for insurance claims and potential legal action.

Report the Damage to Your Insurance Company

Report the damage to your insurance company without delay. Delayed notifications can lead to claim denials. It's important to note that the longer you wait to report the damage, the harder it may be to prove that it was caused by the tornado and not by another event. Your legal representative can help you file on time.

File a Claim

It’s best to make sure that you understand the types of damage covered by your insurance policy and how to make a claim. We always recommend that you file damage reports promptly and take care to comply with any specific requirements. Some policies are complex, and having a legal representative can help ensure you receive adequate compensation.

Prevent Further Damage

Property owners must take reasonable steps to prevent additional damage while waiting for an insurance adjuster. Mitigation may include covering broken windows, removing debris, and securing the property from theft or vandalism. These actions protect your property and demonstrate to the insurance company that you are responsible and trying to minimize the damage, which can strengthen your claim.

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Insurance Claims and Disputes

Disputes can arise over the cause of the damage, the cost of repairs, and the interpretation of insurance policy terms. Property owners facing such disputes may need to consult a tornado damage lawyer and an adjuster to evaluate their claims.

Legal representation may be necessary if an insurer refuses to pay the claim or offers a low-ball estimate. A lawyer specializing in tornado damage and insurance law can guide you through mediation or litigation. Our firm has years of experience helping working families find the compensation they deserve, and will be excited to work with you if you’ve suffered damages due to a tornado or severe weather event.

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Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard Are Here When a Tornado Hits

The complexity of insurance claims and the unscrupulous practices of some insurance companies can make obtaining compensation challenging. At Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard, we are committed to fighting for your rights. Our excellent track record speaks for itself, and we will not rest until you receive the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a free case review, and let us help you through this stressful time. Remember, we work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid until you win. We have offices located in Miami, Dallas, and Orlando and will be excited to help you set up your initial consultation.

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