Water damage insurance claims are one of the most common types of insurance claims filed by homeowners and businesses. Claims involving water damage can be confusing because most insurance policies distinguish damage caused by water from the home versus flood water.
Water damage claims can arise as a result of:
Policies are very specific regarding the type of water damage that is covered. The cause of the water damage should be clearly defined and the extent of the damage should be thoroughly investigated. It is important to consult your insurance policy and talk to an attorney to guide you through the claims process. Call LaHatte Law for an experienced New Orleans water damage claim lawyer with extensive experience representing policyholders in a wide range of property insurance claims.
Water damage can lead to total destruction of structures and personal property. In addition to the initial damage, there can be the possibility of mold and decay, both of which can cause health problems for residents and attract pests such as termites.
At the first sign of water damage, it is important to take action quickly. You will need to work with experts to help you remove and dry out your home, assess the total damage, and maintain proper circulation to prevent mold. Our law firm has access to a vast network of experts who can assist with water damage emergencies and appraisal of damages.
Insurance companies will not hesitate to take advantage of policyholders. The best thing you can do for your claim is to consult a knowledgeable and aggressive insurance bad faith attorney who can inform you of your rights and explain exactly what insurers should cover. We can fight for you and make sure insurers do not take advantage of you.
If you need assistance resolving a water damage claim, call us at (504) 509-5177 or use our online form.