Although the average size of hail in the United States is between 1 and 1.75 inches in diameter, hail can cause severe property damage. Thunderstorms in northern Texas often produce large amount of rain, heavy rain, lightning, and large amount of hail. Hail forms as large balls or clumps of frozen water that fall to the earth at high velocities. When it lands, it can cause severe damage to your roof, gutters, and other parts of your residential property.
Having property insurance can greatly ease the stress and burden of dealing with hail damage. Unfortunately, many insurance companies fail to honor people’s claims and either severely underpay or deny them. If your insurance company is acting in bad faith and denying you financial benefits, contact the Dallas hail damage claim lawyers of Smith Kendall, PLLC, at (214) 361-6124 today. Our attorneys will help you to understand your legal options and help you fight for the benefits that you are due.
If large enough, hail can be potentially damaging to anything it comes in contact with. At terminal velocity, hail with a three-inch diameter can fall at a rate of 110 miles per hour. This can severely damage automobiles, crops, and livestock, but it can also cause severe damage to your roof and gutters.
The danger of hail is that it can cause large amount of roof damage that many people are unaware of, especially on shingled roofs. The damage may not be evident until your roof begins to crack or even leak.
If you have homeowner’s or other property insurance, you need to ensure that a wrongful denial or underpayment of your claim is not allowed to pass without a legal challenge. Contact the Dallas hail damage claim lawyers of Smith Kendall, PLLC, by calling (214) 361-6124.