Hail causes extensive damage in Fort Worth

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:49 pm    

This past Thursday, a severe thunderstorm swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, resulting in severe damage to homes, commercial buildings, and other property in Tarrant County.

The storms that came through the area dropped hail in two large bursts, one at 4 a.m. and another at approximately 6:30 a.m. The largest reported hail to come out of these storms was roughly the size of tennis balls, and occurred during the 6:30 a.m. wave of storms.

A spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas stated that as many as 50,000 vehicles were damaged in the hail storm, and while figures for roof damage weren’t immediately available, he estimated that it could be close to 1/3 of the number of vehicles that were damaged. He also noted, however, that roofs are more expensive to repair, and that because of this, the costs of roof repair could as much as double the costs of necessary auto repairs.

If your property was damaged in the recent Fort Worth hail storms, you are likely relying on your insurance policy to help you cover the costs of repairs. Unfortunately, not all insurance providers treat their clients fairly, meaning that you could wrongly be denied the insurance coverage and benefits that you have paid for. If you believe that you are being unfairly treated by your insurance provider, let the experienced insurance bad faith lawyers at Smith Kendall, PLLC, fight for your rights. Call us today at (214) 361-6124 to learn more about what we can do for you.