Tornado Damage and Insurance Policies

For over 15 years, the Dallas tornado damage attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC have helped individuals with tornado claims. Tornadoes can be violent, unexpected, and catastrophic. In fact, tornadoes are the most violent type of atmospheric storm. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the United States is hit with about 1,200 tornadoes each year. Tornadoes cause damage because of strong winds, with wind speeds that can reach 300 mph in some of the more violent storms. The pure force that tornado winds create can rip homes, businesses, and other structures to shreds. Some tornadoes are even powerful enough to tear asphalt from the ground. These storms often leave innocent insurance policyholders without a home or business. If your property, whether it is your home or business, was devastated by the brute force of a tornado,the Dallas tornado damage attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC are here to help.

You likely purchased insurance coverage with the intent to protect your property from these violent windstorms. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often deny, delay, or underpay for the property damage that the tornado caused. If this is the case, contact the insurance attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC today. We have dedicated our practice to helping policyholders get the just compensation they deserve in the wake of a tragedy.

Why Choose Smith Kendall, PLLC?

The attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC have specialized in helping policyholders with their insurance claims for tornado damage. In fact, our Dallas attorneys have helped individuals in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Florida with tornado damage claims for over 15 years. As a small firm, we have been able to focus on all things related to tornado claims. No matter how solid your claim, insurance companies will always look to protect themselves and try to avoid paying you what you are owed. Please contact us today for the experience, skill, and compassion you need on your side to ensure that your insurance policy claim is honored.

Tornado Damage and Insurance Policies

Tornadoes can turn your beautiful home or your thriving business into rubble in the blink of an eye. There is something uniquely threatening about a massive wind vortex approaching a stationary structure. There is nothing your home or business can do to get out of the way, and it is at the mercy of the storm. When met with a tornado of swirling winds of up to 300 mph, your property is likely to sustain severe damage.

Sadly, these vicious storms are more common than most people think. According to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the following states have, on average, the listed number of tornados per year statewide:

  • Texas: 155
  • Oklahoma: 62
  • Colorado: 53
  • Florida: 66
  • Arkansas: 39

Each tornado has the potential to cause serious damage to your property, whether it is your home or your commercial business. For this very reason, you have likely paid premiums for an insurance policy to cover these potential damages in the event of a violent tornado.

Unfortunately, the insurance companies will try to withhold every penny possible. Tornado and other windstorm insurance policies generally require the policyholder to give proof of the loss within a certain amount of time. Sometimes, the insurance company will try to avoid paying for damage done to the inside of your home or business, even though the tornado is what destroyed the exterior of your building in the first place.

Often, policies that cover damage caused by the violent winds of a tornado can come under several labels on your policy, including hurricane, storm, tornado, windstorm, cyclone, or weather insurance. Whatever the label, your insurance company may try to exclude coverage. This might even be the case if you have purchased an all-risks insurance policy. The point is that the insurance company will often try to refuse to pay you for the tornado damage you sustained. If the company’s conduct has been particularly inappropriate, you may have a bad faith action against the company. For recovery under your policy, and for bad faith litigation, it is important that you have the experienced Dallas tornado damage attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC on your side. We will fight the insurance companies on your behalf and ensure that your insurance claims are honored. Please call us today at (214) 361-6124.

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You should not be at the mercy of the insurance company for the damage your home or business sustained because of a violent tornado. The stress of the damage is itself exhausting. The improper behavior by the insurance company makes matters worse. If your insurance company has been difficult in handling your claim, please contact the Dallas tornado damage attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC so you can get you the coverage you deserve. Our qualified attorneys provide fierce, tough advocacy to our policyholder clients. We treat each case differently because we know that each client’s situation is unique. Do not hesitate to call us at (214) 361-6124 so we can discuss your tornado damage claim.

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