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Were You Underpaid by Your Flood Insurance Company After Hurricane Harvey?

Act Now sign Posted July 20th, 2018

Did you receive a payment from your flood insurance company to repair flood damage and contents damage, but feel you were underpaid? Did your flood insurance company pay you the maximum policy limits on your flood policy for both property damage and contents damage? Did you fill out your Proof of Loss correctly, or has your flood insurance company denied your claim due to paperwork…

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Long & Long to Host Flood Insurance Claims Deadline Town Halls July 18 & 19

Long & Long Property Loss Attorneys Posted July 10th, 2018

The property loss attorneys at Long & Long are hosting a series of free, educational town hall events to help educate Hurricane Harvey victims about the steps they can take to ensure they receive a fair insurance claim. Timing is of critical importance given the implications of looming insurance claims deadlines. What You Need to Know About the Deadline Many Texans may not be aware…

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Long & Long Publishes Free Texas Complete Guide to Flood Insurance

Cover of Free Texas Complete Guide to Flood Insurance Posted June 28th, 2018

Was your home flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and you have questions about your flood insurance? Flood insurance can be complicated, as there are many rules and deadlines to understand. That’s why we created an easy-to-read, informative guide with everything you need to know about flood insurance. You can view the Texas Complete Guide to Flood Insurance here, or download a copy of the guide to…

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What to Look for in a Flood Insurance Lawyer

Attorney speaking with client Posted June 11th, 2018

Hurricane Harvey has caused pain and suffering for many Texas families. Worries about finances can make trying to rebuild incredibly stressful. Given the high emotional toll, you may feel defeated when your insurance company underpays your claim. You may feel hiring an attorney to help is out of the question—but it’s not. You may want to handle claims on your own, but complex processes and…

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Proof of Loss Deadline Looms: What You Need to Know

August Calendar Posted June 6th, 2018

If your insurance company didn’t pay you enough to rebuild, you still have options—but time is quickly running out. To receive an additional insurance payment for your property loss, it is vital you file a complete Proof of Loss within a year of your initial claim. Without an accurate Proof of Loss, you will not be able to collect any additional money for your flood-damaged…

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Researchers Find Odds of Another Hurricane Harvey Increasing

Flood Insurance Lawyer Posted May 16th, 2018

According to researchers, global warming and record-breaking temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico contributed to the intensity of Hurricane Harvey. The monumental storm—which destroyed homes, closed businesses and shattered lives—brought five feet of rain to southeast Texas. The National Center for Atmospheric Research calls water over 80 degrees an indicator of hurricane formation. Leading up to Harvey, the Gulf reached approximately 86 degrees—directly impacting the…

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Most Hurricane Harvey Drownings Outside Flood Zones

Car in Flood Waters Posted April 25th, 2018

Only 22% of Drowning Deaths Inside Historical Floodplain Researchers from Texas and the Netherlands recently conducted a study of Hurricane Harvey fatalities. They found the leading cause of death related to the storm was drowning—and reached the alarming conclusion that most of these deaths occurred outside of the designated flood zones. In fact, only 22% of drownings in Harris County occurred within the 100-year floodplain—suggesting…

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New Houston Law Requires Elevated Homes

Houston Flood Insurance Attorney Posted April 18th, 2018

A recent study by the Houston Public Works organization found that more than 80% of Houston homes could have avoided serious flood damage if they had been elevated. They concluded homes should be built at least a foot above the estimated water level of a 100-year storm—meaning total rainfall has a 1% chance of occurring in any year. To compare, Hurricane Harvey was a 1-in-1,000-year…

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Has Your Flood Insurance Company Denied or Underpaid Your Hurricane Harvey Flood Loss Insurance Claim?  

Posted April 12th, 2018

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published a telling video detailing the stories of two families with different income levels who have both suffered significant damage to their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Both families have flood insurance. One family’s claim has gone unpaid entirely. The other’s claim was underpaid severely. Each has suffered significant financial harm at the hands of their insurance company….

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Toxic Chemicals in Flood Waters Pose Serious Health Risks to Houston Residents

Toxic Chemicals in Harvey Flood Waters Posted March 20th, 2018

Hurricane Harvey has left a tremendous impact on the lives of countless Houston residents. However, one negative outcome that seems to be overlooked is the dangerous toll on the environment and public health. The severe flooding caused toxic chemicals from area chemical plants and oil refineries to spread into the air and soil, posing serious, long-term health risks. Houston boasts more than 500 industrial sites,…

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