How We Can Help with Your Hurricane Laura Insurance Claim

How We Can Help with Your Hurricane Laura Insurance Claim

Louisiana is still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Laura in late August. Home and business owners across the Lake Charles area have suffered immense losses, and many are stuck waiting for their hurricane insurance coverage to kick in so they can get their lives back on track.

We recently sat down with a client based in Lake Charles to discuss the damages her business suffered due to Hurricane Laura and how our firm plans to help.

Alicia Bree is the owner of Glam Camp, Inc., an organization that runs a summer camp and other events geared towards teaching young girls how to apply makeup through the lens of self-love and girl power. Attorney Joey LaHatte’s daughter is a big fan of Glam Camp, so she and the rest of the family were devastated when they heard that the Lake Charles business’ commercial space had been completely destroyed due to the storm.

How Bad Is the Damage in Lake Charles?

The destruction Lake Charles is facing should not be understated—after all, Laura is tied as the strongest hurricane on record to have ever made landfall in Louisiana. Alicia describes the current state of Lake Charles as a “war zone.” When she returned home after evacuating, she found her town unrecognizable. Yet, media coverage of the situation has been scarce, and even people who live elsewhere in Louisiana don’t seem to be aware of the extent that Southwest Louisiana is suffering.

Alicia started her business only three years ago and was ready to take her operation to the national level when Hurricane Laura struck. In a matter of a few hours, all the hard work she put into building her ideal venue was gone. The insurance company declared that the commercial space she used to house Glam Camp and everything inside was rendered a total loss.

Alicia considers this loss only a minor setback; she plans to continue to host Glam Camp events as scheduled while she rebuilds her space. However, she still has a long road ahead of her—just like countless other home and business owners throughout Southwest Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura Insurance Claims

Insurance companies are supposed to be there for us in times like this. However, insurance bad faith practices persist, even though there are laws in Louisiana against such behavior. Major problems involve insurance companies delaying appraising damaged properties, as well as refusing to pay out claims entirely. Even though carries are supposed to assess property damage and pay out claims within 30 days, the response has been slow for many people who are struggling in Southwest Louisiana.

LaHatte Law has not forgotten about our neighbors in Lake Charles and other areas affected by Hurricane Laura. Our New Orleans hurricane insurance lawyer is available to assist with claims related to storm damage across the state. We understand that most people don’t want to bother hiring an attorney, let alone fight an insurance company in court should it come to that; however, the people who do decide to get legal help are usually the ones who get paid. Without legal intervention, insurance companies tend to get away with bad faith.

If your home or business has been damaged by wind or rain and you would like to file an insurance claim, or if your claim has been denied or delayed, we can help you recover your losses. LaHatte Law, LLC has helped many Louisianians receive the insurance coverage they deserve over the years—just take a look at what our past clients have had to say. If you are still unsure, we are happy to provide legal advice for free and with no obligation. We are here for you.

Need help securing the insurance coverage you need to repair or rebuild your home or business? We can make your initial insurance claim for you at low cost and send our own adjuster to your home. Call our New Orleans hurricane insurance attorney at (504) 509-5177 or write to us online to schedule a free consultation.


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