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What you need to know about hurricane claims

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2021 | Firm News |

Louisiana residents understand the severe damage hurricanes often cause. If your home was recently hit by such a storm, it’s understandable to research what you need to do next. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your situation after being the victim of hurricane damage. Here are a few things you’ll want to know about making hurricane claims.

You might have protection for flooded vehicles

Some people think their cars aren’t covered by insurance after water from hurricanes causes them to flood. If you have comprehensive coverage, you should have protection against flood damage. It’s also possible for an insurance company to declare your vehicle as a loss, which means that it will reimburse you for the value of your car.

Document your claim right away

One of the best things people can do after this type of event is to start documenting their hurricane claims. Documenting your claim means taking lots of pictures of your property. You’ll also want to keep receipts of anything you purchased to start repairing your home.

See if you qualify for other types of assistance

After becoming the victim of hurricane damage, it’s also a good idea to check with your state’s emergency management agency. After doing a bit of research, you could qualify for temporary housing, medical care, and financial assistance. Unfortunately, many people miss out on these kinds of help because they were unaware it existed.

In conclusion, hurricanes are dangerous storms that can cause lots of damage. You can help recoup these damages by filing a claim. If you need assistance getting the compensation you deserve, it could be beneficial to get in touch with a lawyer.