Attorney for Property Damage to Hotels and Motels

Hotels and motels are buildings designed to be a safe haven for weary travelers, and an important investment for their owners. Owners of these properties work hard to maintain the properties and attract business. For many in the hospitality industry, it is truly a family business with groups coming together to invest and operate the business. Whether the owners are operating the hotel themselves, or have a third party operator involved, the challenges presented by fire, storm or water damage can be overwhelming.

Part of maintaining a profitable hotel and motel business is to have a commercial property insurance policy and overall hotel damage policy. These policies provide a safe haven for property owners when the property is damaged. Too often, however, insurance companies will try to cheat hotel and motel owners out of the insurance benefits they are due by claiming the damage isn’t covered under the policy. Whether the insurance company claims the damage is from wear and tear, a manufacturing defect, poor installation or maintenance problems, the result is the same – the insurance company refuses payment when it is needed most.

Commercial property insurance is meant to provide property owners peace of mind and the ability to rebuild and repair their buildings quickly after a disaster strikes. The ability to do this quickly is especially important in the hotel and motel business where time is money. Each day that your property is not repaired properly involves potential lost customers, sometimes in large numbers.

Attorneys for property damage with vast experience with the unique issues faced by hotel and motel owners and operators

Raizner Slania has represented hotel and motel owners all across Texas and around the nation. Our team includes attorneys for property damage that have handled cases involving many different franchises, including:

  • Hampton Inn
  • Doubletree
  • Motel 6
  • Super 8
  • Scottish Inn
  • Best Western
  • America’s Best Value Inn
  • La Quinta
  • Best Western
  • Holiday Inn
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Marriott
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Embassy Suites
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Microtel by Wyndham
  • Wyndham Garden Inn
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Fairfield Inns
  • Drury Inn and Suites
  • Radisson
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Comfort Inn
  • Quality Inn
  • Palace Inn
  • Sleep Inn
  • Budget Inn
  • Clarion Inn
  • Sheraton Four Points
  • Independent motels and hotels

Fighting Insurance Excuses Every Step of the Way

While each claim regarding a hotel damage policy is different, the excuses the insurance companies give for refusing payment are often the same. Many times, an insurance company will refuse payment on the grounds that the damage resulted from wear and tear, a manufacturing defect, or that the property was poorly maintained. An insurance company may try to limit their payments by claiming the property is heavily depreciated and paying an “actual cash value” amount that is a fraction of the amounts owed. Insurance companies may even try to enforce improper “co-insurance penalties” against hotel and motel owners who insured their property to the correct amounts recommended by their agent. If you are confronted with any of these improper excuses, we can help.

Do not let bad faith insurance practices interfere with your business

Insurance policies are meant to provide property owners security when disaster strikes, but insurance providers do not always provide this security when presented with a claim. The attorneys at Raizner Slania have represented various clients in complex insurance cases and know how the insurance companies function. We can evaluate your claim, whether it was denied or the insurance carrier has not handled it to your satisfaction, and can help you determine your best course of action. Our use of industry experts and knowledgeable staff allow us to present a comprehensive claim to the insurance carrier and fight for the rights that you pay for when purchasing insurance.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you owe us nothing unless we successfully resolve your case. If your hotel or motel property has been damaged and your insurance carrier is not holding up their end of the contract, contact Raizner Slania today to discuss your claim.