People in Louisiana were hit hard by several storms during the 2020 hurricane season. Hurricanes Laura and Delta destroyed many people’s homes in autumn 2020. Delays in the arrival of FEMA housing have left many people homeless. Some have been staying in hotels while others are living outdoors. In December, many residents of cities like Lake Charles were still living in tents. Damages from the storms have been devastating to many families.
A crisis in housing
The timeline for helping all the victims of these storms get into housing is disappointing to many people. It’s expected that homes won’t be available for everyone who needs them until the middle of 2021. In the meantime, people are struggling. Some people saw their mobile homes flip several times, and other homes ended up in trees. It’s no exaggeration to say that hundreds of people in Louisiana have lost everything.
Dealing with insurance companies
Insurance companies don’t always make it easy for residents to rebuild. Personal injury and business claims are taking a long time to be paid. It can be difficult for people who’ve lost everything to recover the paperwork required by their insurers. Sometimes, people have difficulty with the claim process. It can be a challenge to get everything in order and keep following up on it.
In addition, insurance companies don’t always have the best interests of their customers at heart. It might be a good idea to consult an attorney if you’re dealing with the claims process. An experienced lawyer may help you navigate the process more smoothly as well as advocate for you and possibly negotiate a higher settlement on your behalf.