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Undefeated Texas Hurricane & Flood Damage Lawyers

Our Hurricane and Flood Property Damage Lawyers have won over $1 Billion and represented thousands of Texans who lost their homes and businesses as a result of the tremendous wind and water damage caused by Hurricanes, Floods and other catastrophic storms.

The first thing we do when we’re hired in a case is send our team of experts, including Public Adjusters and former insurance appraisers, to immediately conduct an extensive, independent appraisal of the damaged property in order to demonstrate that the insurance company has substantially undervalued or improperly denied our client’s claim.

What distinguishes our Hurricane and Flood Damage Attorneys from other law firms is that, even though many of our cases are successfully resolved before trial, if the insurance company refuses to offer a settlement that fully compensates our clients for their losses, they know we won’t hesitate to take the case to trial, where our trial lawyers remain undefeated.

If Your Home or Business was Flooded from the Addicks and Barker Reservoir Releases or Your Insurance Claim was Underpaid or Denied, Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consult

The Insurance Company’s Duty to their Insureds

As a policyholder, you’re owed a Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing from your insurance company. This duty requires your insurance carrier to act in good faith in when evaluating, processing and valuing your claim.  Under the Texas Insurance Code, your insurance carrier can be subject to interest, penalties and additional damages in the event that they improperly delay, deny or underpay your claim.

In order to get your insurance carrier to timely pay the full repair or replacement cost of your property, however, you’re going to need the help of an Experienced Hurricane Damage and Insurance Dispute Lawyer.

Our Undefeated Hurricane & Flood Damage Lawyers have the experience and resources to ensure that you’re fully compensated for all your property damages, that you receive additional damages for the wrongful refusal or underpayment of your claim, and to make your insurance carrier expedite your claim as quickly as possible.

What does a Typical Texas Homeowners’ Policy Cover?

Most standard homeowners’ policies in Texas will cover:

  • Home: Any structural damage to the home and adjacent structures like a garage, a fence, etc.
  • Personal Property: theft of or damage to personal belongings within the home.
  • Uninhabitability: Any living expenses resulting from loss of use of the home due to damage.
  • Mold: Most mold damage, as long as the mold is the result of a covered loss under the policy.

Insurance Companies Know that When they Deny or Underpay Our Clients’ Claims, We’ll Take the Case to Trial —Where our Lawyers Remain Undefeated

Houston, Rockport and other residents along the Texas Gulf Coast who lost their homes during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Ike contacted our hurricane lawyers, complaining that their insurance company is coming back with appraisal values that are substantially less than the actual cost to fix or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Having represented thousands of home and business owners who suffered property damage during past hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, we have the experience and team of experts, including engineers and public adjusters, to ensure that your damages are property evaluated and that your claim is timely paid.

And, most importantly, the insurance companies know that if they don’t pay our clients their full damages, we’ll take the case to trial, where our lawyers remain undefeated.

The Insurance Company’s Deadlines to Either Pay or Deny your Claim

Under the Texas Insurance Code, insurance companies are required to pay claims in a “timely and prompt manner”.

Once the property owner files a claim with their insurance company, the company is required to:

  • Acknowledge and begin investigating the claim, as well as request any necessary statements, items or forms within 15 days;
  • Notify claimant as to the acceptance or denial of his or her claim within 15 business days (the insurance company may request up to 45 additional days to complete this step);
  • Pay the accepted claim within 60 days of receiving any requested material;
  • Pay the accepted claim no later than 5 business days after notification of impending payment;
  • Pay the accepted claim no later than 5 business days after claimant performs any required action upon which payment is conditional.

If Your Home or Business was Flooded During Harvey Harvey, Contact Our Undefeated Hurricane & Flood Damage Lawyers For a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

In the past 5 years alone, our Undefeated Hurricane Damage Lawyers have won over $1 Billion and successfully represented thousands of hurricane and flood damage victims across Texas and the United States.

If your home or business was flooded as a result of the rainfall or Addicks and Barker Reservoir releases, our Flood Damage Lawyers can help.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or click here to send us an email through our Contact Us form.

All consultations are free, and because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

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I was hesitant to file a lawsuit when I was injured at work, because I didn't know what to expect and my company kept telling me that "they were going to take care of me." But the medical bills kept piling up, I wasn't able to work and make money to support my family. Eric Allen and the staff at Zehl put me at ease about the process, kept me to up date about what was going on, and devoted all their resources to making sure that I had the money I needed to pay all my medical expenses and take care of myself and my family. I can honestly say that working with Eric, Ryan and the Zehl team was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Thank you.
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Maura Burnett
22:17 12 Jun 17
After I was injured at a chemical plant, I needed time to recover from my injuries and a lawyer who could stand up for me and my family against my company. Ryan Zehl was recommended to me from a coworker. Ryan worked hard to prepare my case and kept me and my family in the loop through the entire process. At the end they were able to get me a settlement that was much more than we had expected. I’d recommend Ryan and the team at Zehl to anyone who needs an injury lawyer who’s aggressive, honest and dedicated to protecting their clients.
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Jeffrey Hutson
15:47 12 May 17
Thanks to the hard work from Ryan and his team, a dangerous product that could have hurt thousands of people is now off the street. Even though I suffered from the lack of safety checks from this product, I am happy to have “taken the bullet”, to keep other people safe. Special thanks to Tommy Servos, who kept me informed through out the whole trial and helped me get a record recovery!
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Kevin Nunn
20:30 14 May 17
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Catherine J. Bates
02:23 06 Mar 17
Husband was killed at a refinery to the lack of safety checks performed by the company he worked for. When I found out he was gone I was so devastated and scared for our family I wasn’t sure what the next step would be. At first I thought his company would do the right thing and take care of us. But was I wrong. They tried to say we could only recover worker’s comp and had no claim against the company. I hired Ryan because of their experience with plant and refinery accident cases. I was so impressed at how professional and caring Ryan and his entire team were. They would call to check on me and my kids and always made sure I had money to pay bills and get presents for my kids on there birthdays and at Christmas. I don’t know where we’d be without there help. Because of Ryan and his team, I was able to pay off the house, put a trust together for my kids to make sure they’re able to pay for college, and never have to worry about having enough money to take care of myself and the kids again. We are so grateful for everything they did for us. Thank you.
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Silvana Teixeira
06:52 06 Jun 17
Ryan and his team at Zehl & Associates were outstanding from when I first hired them to when they got my case settled. I couldn’t be happier with the results and the work at this law firm has done. I am very thankful and don’t hesitate to give them 5 out 5 stars! You want these guys are your side.
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Jhon Abraham
16:53 13 May 17
I came to Zehl Law Firm after I was injured in a car accident. They made me feel comfortable and explained things so I understood what to expect. Along with excellent communication. They were always quick to respond and update me on everything. Kelvin Hayes did a great job with my case and I would be happy to refer him to anyone looking for a auto injury lawyer.
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Cody Pennington
21:31 03 Jul 17
I highly recommend Zehl Law! When I was injured on the job, I reached out to Ryan’s office and was greeted with support. I was well taken and care of and really appreciate how the law firm professionals went above and beyond their call of duty to help me. Now I can recover without having to worry about money until I am well enough to get back on the job. Thanks guys!
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12:07 12 Jul 17
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04:00 17 Aug 17
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Pasquale D'argenzi
02:29 07 Jul 17
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Jason Cordell
03:02 05 May 17
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