As I write this, south Louisiana is just beginning to recover from the massive and unprecedented wind damage from Hurricane Ida. Throughout Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes, thousands of houses have been damaged beyond repair. Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents are still without power, or potable water.
Nevertheless, insurance companies are already on the scene, and adjustors are inspecting properties and speaking with homeowners. Dealing with insurance companies can be hard, especially in stressful times like these, and especially if you have suffered severe property damage, commercial income interruption, or other significant financial damages.
But it is important to remember that, as a policyholder, you have rights. You have paid your insurance invoices, and you have every right to expect your insurance company to hold up its side of the bargain. It can seem overwhelming or intimidating to deal with a large insurance company, but you do not have to do it alone. An experienced attorney can assist and ensure that your residential or commercial insurance claim is processed fairly, and the insurance company does it part to make you whole — just as it promised in its policy.
If you do have any questions about your legal rights under an insurance policy, or believe that your insurance company has taken an unreasonable position, email New Orleans attorney Charles Stiegler today, or call (504) 267-0777.