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Nightmare in Texas: what you need to know about property damage, injuries and deaths from the February 2021 freeze event
February 25, 2021

Nightmare in Texas: what you need to know about property damage, injuries and deaths from the February 2021 freeze event

After a massive winter storm left over four million Texans without electricity and with countless homes and business dealing with water damage and flooding from burst pipes, as well as injuries and deaths from the cold temperatures – Jim Adler & Associates wants you to know we’re here to help at no upfront cost to you.

I. What happened: Texans suffer in freezing weather and electricity blackouts

A week without electricity and clean water during a massive winter storm, and during a once in a century pandemic sounds like a nightmare scene in a science fiction movie, but that was the reality for millions in the Lone Star State all last week. And for some Texans, the nightmare continues to get worse as insurance companies deny or try to underpay claims for property damage which occurred to businesses and homes. According to the Wall Street Journal, some experts are predicting an estimated 18 billion dollars in damages from the storm, mostly related to burst pipes.

We want you to know that you’re not alone, and you might be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses.

At Jim Adler & Associates, our lawyers are getting calls from victims all across Texas because insurance companies are denying or underpaying claims due to broken pipes, flooding, and water damage.

We’ve also had many families call us to say that they were frozen to the bone – wearing layers of clothes and sleeping huddled together in a living room to keep warm. This never should have happened.

II. What to do if you have suffered property damage or a personal injury as a result of the storm

Here’s what we recommend you do if you or a loved one has suffered property damage or injury, illness or death as a result of freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and burst pipes in Texas:

  1. Document all damage and losses with photographs and video.
  2. Contact your insurance agent to make a claim with your homeowner insurance.
  3. Ask your agent to tell you everything you can claim under your policy (for example, aside from repair costs, your policy may cover some amount for temporary alternative housing arrangements also known as “loss of use”).
  4. Make the claim with your insurer.
  5. Don’t try to manage your claim alone. Get help from an experienced attorney to maximize your compensation and fight for a fair amount for your property damage and personal injuries, illnesses or even death related to the February 2021 Texas freeze event. Set up your free consultation with Jim Adler, the Texas Hammer, today.

III. How to make insurance companies pay for your property damage or personal injuries

Insurers get a bad rap for trying to pay less or avoid paying at all – and for good reason. Avoiding paying or paying less is how insurers make their money. They might offer much less than what you need for home or business repairs and medical bills, not return your phone calls or messages, or give you a different agent every time you call. Insurance companies will try and minimize your injuries and damages, add fault where there might not be any or even say your medical costs and property damage claims are exaggerated – leaving you with major bills to pay and stressed to the maximum.

If the insurance company tries to trick you and denies your claim or refuses to pay what they owe you under your policy, get in touch with us at Jim Adler & Associates at 1-800-505-1414 or fill our free contact form to arrange your free consultation. Someone is available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Inexperienced attorneys might walk away when big insurance companies try and play hardball, but not us. At Jim Adler & Associates, we have over three decades of experience hammering insurance companies that don’t want to pay.

And remember, we only get paid if you get paid. Our fee comes out of a favorable settlement or jury verdict for our clients, and never out of your pocket.

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