Texas hail storms in 2016 cause record damage to homes and vehicles

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by Michael Heygood

Insurance experts say that damage from hail storms in the state of Texas through April have already exceeded the nine-year average for hail storm damage in the United States. Insurance damage estimates for two Texas hail storms in the Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth areas in March have totaled $1.3 billion, more than the $1.2 billion average in hail storm damage in the U.S. Insurance companies are facing hundreds of lawsuits filed by home and vehicle owners whose property was damaged in these two storms, as well as a third in San Antonio.

Damage from this third hail storm, which hit the San Antonio area in April, is still being calculated. However, experts are already calling the Bexar County storm the most costly hail event in Texas history. Insurance losses from hail damage to vehicles are expected to reach $560 million, while damage to homes is expected to reach $800 million.

Experts say that some of the hail stones in the March storms that hit San Antonio were more than 3 inches in diameter. Approximately 110,000 vehicles and thousands of homes were damaged in the San Antonio storms.

Hail stones in the April storm that hit the Dallas-Ft. Worth area ranged from the size of blueberries to tennis balls. Although data about the number of vehicles and homes damaged in the storm have not been released, insurance experts say that an estimated 50,000 cars and about 15,000 homes may have been damaged by hail in the storm.

Hail damage to vehicles may include broken windshields or windows and dents in the roof or body of cars that are struck by falling hail. Property damage losses from hail storms may include broken windows or roof damage to homes or other buildings.

Insurance companies in Texas are facing hundreds of lawsuits filed by vehicle and homeowners whose property was damages in Texas’ spring hail storms. Despite the widespread damage caused by these storms, the insurance industry has attempted to challenge some of these claims in court in an effort to deter litigation over wrongfully-denied insurance claims.

Insurance Lawsuits Filed by Heygood, Orr & Pearson

If you and your family have suffered hail damage to your home or vehicle and had your claim wrongfully denied by your insurance company, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the damages to which you are entitled. The first step in taking legal action is to talk with a law firm whose attorneys have the experience with insurance litigation to successfully handle your case.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are ready to stand up for individuals and companies who have been treated unfairly by their insurance company. When insurers fail to treat their customers fairly and deny legitimate insurance claims, the attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are willing to take them on, expose their wrongful actions, and ensure that they are held accountable in a court of law for their improper conduct.

Our law firm has the financial resources to handle bad faith insurance cases involving unpaid claims from start to finish. In many instances, Heygood, Orr & Pearson has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money to take a case to trial on behalf of our clients. Our team of attorneys is committed to achieving justice for our clients, whatever the cost.

For a free consultation about your unpaid insurance claim and to find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit over bad faith actions by an insurance company, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by following the link to our free case evaluation form located on this website.