Tornado Insurance Claims

A tornado is an extreme force of nature that can happen with little prior warning, destroying everything in its path. Tornadoes are able to completely destroy homes, depriving owners of their residences and all of their belongings. Needless to say, the effects of a tornado can be devastating to a family, so people depend on their insurance companies to help them recover what they have lost and begin rebuilding their lives. It is important for an insurance company to provide adequate payment on insurance claims for their policyholders in the event of a tornado. When insurance companies wrongly deny or underpay victims of tornadoes, legal action may be necessary.

If your home was damaged or destroyed by a tornado and you are having trouble getting your insurance company to cooperate, you may need the assistance of an experienced insurance attorney. At Smith Kendall, PLLC, our Dallas insurance claims attorneys are committed to holding insurance companies accountable and helping our clients fight for the money they need. To speak with one of our attorneys today, contact us at 214-361-6124.

Tornado Coverage

Coverage for tornado damage in insurance policies usually falls under the category of “windstorm damage”. Coverage for tornado damage typically includes:

  • Loss of home – The insurance policy will provide coverage for the loss of your home. Depending on your policy, the value is based on either the market value of your home or the replacement value.
  • Other Structures – Covers structures such as tool sheds or garages that are separate from the house.
  • Personal Property – Coverage for certain items in your home that were your personal property. Not all personal property is covered.
  • Loss of Use – This coverage provides for temporary living expenses while you are deprived of a permanent home.

The amount of coverage a person will receive varies from policy to policy, but if an insurance company denies or underpays a valid claim, you may be entitled to pursue the appropriate compensation from them by taking legal action.

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If your home was destroyed in a tornado and your insurance claim is being denied, underpaid, or put on hold, contact the Dallas tornado insurance lawyers of Smith Kendall, PLLC. Challenging an insurance company can be intimidating, but our experienced insurance bad faith lawyers are committed to helping clients fight for compensation. Contact us today at 214-361-6124 to learn more.

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