The state of Texas is no stranger to bad weather. From hurricanes to hail, Texans have seen it all; however, some counties seem to see more damage than others. According to a recent study, fifteen Texas counties see the most of our state’s severe weather.
Bad Weather In Texas
The past few years alone have seen several hurricanes, including Hurricane Harvey, and hailstorms that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Data from 2008 to 2018 was compiled to determine in which counties in Texas were the most insurance claims related to wind, lightning, and hail damage filed. Here are the top fifteen stormiest counties in Texas:
- El Paso
- Fort Bend
As residents in these counties (and across the state) have discovered, insurance companies are often not happy after an adverse weather event like a hailstorm or natural disaster. Events such as these can lead to insurers paying out thousands or even millions of dollars in claims. In an effort to mitigate the amount they pay out on claims, insurance companies often employ bad faith tactics to pin property damage on anything but the actual weather event.
Oftentimes, insurance companies will wrongly claim damage is caused by inadequate maintenance or conditions that existed before the policy was purchased. Unfortunately, these bad faith tactics cause unnecessary delays, undervaluing the damage, or sometimes bring about outright denials. This means many commercial property owners are left paying for repairs themselves. However, policyholders who regularly pay their premiums have the right to seek full compensation under their policies.
Getting Help With Your Insurance Claim
At Raizner Law, our experienced insurance lawyers have helped scores of commercial property owners with their insurance claims against some of the largest insurers in the country. We offer free consultations and we only work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost for working with us, and you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys to discuss your claim.