Lightning severely damage house in Texas

A family of five in Parker, Texas had their home severely damaged by fire after it was struck by lightning in North Texas, an article of CBS DFW reported on January 2.

According to reports, the family, whose identities were not revealed, heard a loud sound, which they described was like an explosion, at about 6:00 a.m., moments before their house started burning. Though the couple and their three children safely evacuated, the fire started in the attic and destroyed all their belongings before fire crews arrived. The fire was fought by crews from six nearby departments. A neighbor who had witnessed the fire told reports how difficult it is to recover when a family’s home is destroyed by fire. Fire Chief Mike Sheff noted that a factor of the fire is that there were insufficient lightning rods in the area. Experts, on the other hand, have decided that lightning is simply more common in the area.

The lawyers of the Smith Kendall, PLLC believe that Dallas homeowners whose homes have been damaged by lightning should receive fair compensation from their insurance companies. If you feel as though you have been cheated by your insurer, contact us today at (214) 361-6124 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.