Hurricane Ida Property Damage | Free Consultation
Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on August 29, 2021. It “reached Category 4 strength and slammed into the marshy coast of Louisiana in the town of Port Fourchon. […] Ida took its time, spending 16 hours as a whirling hurricane before dropping to tropical storm strength [….]” (Accuweather)
Three weeks later, parts of Louisiana still did not have power, while many other states still dealt with Ida’s damages. “Estimates [suggest] that the impact across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will total between $27 billion and $40 billion,” the vast majority of which was the result of damage from wind, storm surge, and inland flooding to residential and commercial properties. (CNBC)
Was your home or business damaged by Hurricane Ida? Did you experience business Interruption because of Hurricane Ida? If your insurance company is unresponsive, using unfair negotiation tactics, delaying or denying payment or otherwise acting in bad faith, Contact Peiffer Wolf today for a FREE CONSULTATION. You can call 504-605-1542 or fill out a Contact Form on our website.
Hurricane Ida Property Damage | Do I have a claim?
“In New Orleans […] Ida’s forceful winds left numerous buildings roofless and spewed debris throughout the city.” (Accuweather)
Hurricane Ida left a path of damage that impacted homes and businesses. Punishing winds, heavy rain, flooding, fallen trees and branches, telephone poles, flying debris-damaged windows, doors, fences, gates, roofs, and walls. In some areas, the damages even affected buildings’ structures, and, in extreme cases, whole buildings were destroyed.
Home and business owners with insurance should get the full amount necessary to repair their damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, but many insurance companies are giving their clients the runaround or simply refusing to pay.
These insurance companies have a legal obligation to pay the full amount owed to you. If they refuse to pay or give you the runaround, you need to hire experienced lawyers who will fight for you to get the maximum amount possible. The lawyers at Peiffer Wolf have your back. Our team has decades of experience dealing with insurance companies and possesses the expertise to tailor our representation to our client’s specific needs. In our Property Damages and Insurance Practice Area, we take cases on behalf of home and business owners whose properties were damaged or who were forced to incur additional expenses because of Hurricane Ida or other natural disasters.
Examples of situations where Peiffer Wolf can help:
- Structural damage caused by wind, rain, flooding, or debris;
- Damage to roofs, floors, walls, windows, doors, and personal property caused by wind, rain, flooding, or debris;
- Damage to outdoor structures like sheds or fences; or
- Additional living expenses, such as hotel or rental costs incurred as a result of the storm.
Was your home or business damaged by Hurricane Ida? If your insurance company is unresponsive, using unfair negotiations tactics, delaying or denying payment, or otherwise acting in bad faith, Contact Peiffer Wolf today for a FREE CONSULTATION. You can call 504-605-1542 or fill out a Contact Form on our website.
Hurricane Ida Property Damage | Business Interruptions
“Business interruption insurance is insurance coverage that replaces business income lost in a disaster. The event could be, for example, a fire or a natural disaster. Business interruption insurance is not sold as a separate policy but is either added to a property/casualty policy or included in a comprehensive package policy as an add-on or rider.” (Investopedia)
Business owners were particularly impacted by Hurricane Ida. With extensive damages to their properties, mandatory evacuation orders, and, in many cases, no power for weeks, they must rely on insurance to cover for their lost income. According to FEMA, “About 25 percent of businesses do not reopen after disasters.”
In general, Business Interruption Insurance covers, among other things:
- Lost profits
- Fixed expenses
- Extra expenses
- Employees’ salaries
- Taxes and loans
FREE CONSULTATION | Hurricane Ida Property Damage and Business Interruption
Was your home or business damaged by Hurricane Ida? Business Interruption because of Hurricane Ida?
Insurance companies must give you the necessary amount to cover damages and losses listed in your insurance policy. If your insurance company is unresponsive, using unfair negotiations tactics, delaying or denying payment, or otherwise acting in bad faith, Contact Peiffer Wolf today for a FREE CONSULTATION. You can call 504-605-1542 or fill out a Contact Form on our website.
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