Tornadoes: An Unpredictable Force

When hurricanes and blizzards roll through town, meteorologists usually are able to provide a warning days or weeks prior, allowing people to take the proper measures to protect themselves and their homes. Tornadoes, however, can strike with little to no warning and cause thousands of dollars of damage and destruction in a short amount of time. It is for this reason that tornadoes are so dangerous, and why many people whose homes are damaged or destroyed in a tornado fine themselves in dire need of help in order to recover their losses.

When someone’s home is damaged in a tornado, it can be devastating, and they depend on their insurance company to help them. Therefore, when a claim is underpaid or denied, it can leave a family in serious financial trouble. Our Dallas insurance claim attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, believe that when someone’s home is damaged in a tornado, their insurance company is obligated to adequately compensate and reimburse them for the damages. To speak with an attorney about getting the coverage you likely deserve, contact us today at 214-361-6124.

Tornado Disasters in 2011 & 2012

Meteorologists can detect certain storm patterns which more often cause tornadoes to develop, but figuring out when or where they will strike is nearly impossible, especially as the number of tornadoes can vary from year to year. Proof of this is the fact that while 2011 was a particularly active year for tornadoes, 2012 is looking to become an even more active tornado season. The following are some statistics about the tornado season this year and last:

  • In January 2012, 95 tornadoes occurred in the U.S., a huge increase from 16 in January 2011
  • Tornadoes in 2011 caused $10 billion in damage, the most in U.S. history
  • 550 people were killed in tornadoes in 2011 and 5,400 more were injured
  • In 2011, there were at least six tornadoes with winds up to 200 mph, a speed not even matched by the most powerful hurricanes on land

A tornado’s unpredictability and capacity for destruction makes them a serious threat to individuals, their homes, and their finances.

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Our Dallas insurance claim attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, believe that insurance companies that underpay or deny claims to victims of tornadoes need to be held accountable for coverage they promised to provide. If your insurance company has underpaid or unfairly denied your tornado damage claim, contact our office at 214-361-6124 today.

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