Houston Real Estate & Property Law – Property Damage
At some point during their tenure, virtually every Texas property owner experiences some form of property damage. Property damage can occur for many reasons, including:
- Weather events, such as hail, hurricanes and tornadoes
- Burst pipes and floods that may not be tied to a specific weather event
- Fire or heat damage
- Automobile accidents
- Construction or repair defects
- Vandalism and other human-caused actions, including a neighbor’s negligent or hostile activity
Regardless of the nature of the event, it is critical for homeowners and commercial real estate owners to understand their rights in the aftermath – and ensure that they are properly compensated for the damage by the appropriate parties. Securing adequate property damage compensation from the responsible insurance companies, private individuals and businesses is a key component of both consumer law and business law.
Property Damage and Real Estate Law in Pearland, Houston and Surrounding Communities
When your property is damaged by any of the events described above, it is customary to file a claim with your homeowners insurance company. In many cases, your insurer will pay out on this claim without incident. However, valid property damage claims are routinely denied for questionable reasons, including:
- The damage was caused by an uncovered peril
- The policy’s deductible is higher than the total value of the claim
- The claim was filed improperly or too late
When your claim is wrongly denied, you must avail yourself of all legal tools at your disposal to secure redress.
If you do not have homeowners insurance because you own your property outright or are not required by your lender to carry a policy, you must seek appropriate compensation from the parties responsible for your property damage. In this situation, it is critical to be able to provide clear evidence that the parties’ actions resulted in the damage – for instance, that your neighbor’s carelessness while removing an overhanging tree limb directly resulted in damage to your home’s roof.
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Attorneys Assist with Houston Property Damage Claims
At the Law Offices of Lambert & Jakob, we understand the emotionally charged nature of property damage. When an insurance company or neighbor refuses to take responsibility for a claim, it simply adds insult to the already-existing injury.
With more than four decades of combined experience in this critical consumer law and business law practice area, our two principal lawyers are well-equipped to secure a favorable outcome in your property claim case. Whether you are a Missouri City business owner exploring your commercial litigation options or a Sugar Land homeowner who simply wishes to hold your insurance company to its promises, we look forward to the opportunity to advocate on your behalf.
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To learn more about our Houston real estate attorneys’ extensive experience with a wide range of property law matters, including property damage claims in Galveston, Sugar Land, Katy and surrounding Houston communities, please contact us using the online form or call (713) 640-5700 at your convenience.