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The tragedy of Hurricane Harvey may be fading into the background for many Americans, but for those affected by this natural disaster, the challenges unfortunately have continued. One of the biggest topics surrounding this event involved insurance. Would hurricane victims find coverage? Many Texans have become wary of bad faith insurance and other deceptive speedbumps along the way, but there are some smarts to keep in mind in regard to this process.

What Can I Do If My Insurance Claim Is Denied?

If your homeowner’s insurance claim has recently been rejected in San Antonio, you may be wondering what the next steps should be. In this case, it’s important to keep your wits about you and react in a calm and reasonable manner. Fox Business describes the proper way to handle rejected insurance claims so that you can achieve the best results possible.

Do insurers have to inform you why they denied coverage?

Just like any other responsible adult, you know that when you get behind the wheel of a car you need to be insured in compliance with Texas law. Yet when you sought out an insurer, that insurer denied you coverage and refused to provide you with a policy. Not only did they deny you coverage, but they ignored your inquiries into why. Are insurance providers legally allowed to deny such information to consumers?

Sinkholes prompt battle between residents and insurer

People in San Antonio rely on their homes to not only protect them from the elements, but also to provide them and their families with a safe haven from which they can escape the stresses of their jobs and other responsibilities. When damages to their homes render them incapable of providing those benefits, that reliance shifts to their insurers to correct said damages and restore residents' peace-of-mind. One can imagine, then, just how disheartening it may be for one in such a situation to learn that his or her insurer has no intention of providing the relief he or she is seeking. 

Late release of information deemed bad faith by judge

One the chief complaints that many have when dealing with insurance companies in San Antonio is the time that it often takes to get claims resolved. While at face value, it may seem as though insurers are justified in being thorough in their investigation into claims, the notion that such intensive examination may only be a stall tactic is ever-present. When that examination results in a claim denial, one might be justified in accusing his or her insurer of operating in bad faith

The details of insurance claims in the wake of Harvey

With the billions of dollars in damage caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it comes as no surprise that countless Texas residents are now in need of repairs on homes, cars and businesses. Those left in the aftermath may wonder what property will receive insurance coverage. Just as with any type of damage, it is generally wise to look at all of the fine print in order to put the best foot forward. 

Assessing restoration needs after home damage

Texas is clearly no stranger to weather extremes such as hurricanes and flooding. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma took their toll last August, countless homeowners were left to assess the damage and start anew. Yet for many, one headache can turn into another when construction contractors introduce more trouble than solutions.

Lawsuit dismissed after credit union and insurer settle

Businesses and individuals in San Antonio rely heavily on their insurers to offer them coverage when unanticipated problems arise. That coverage is not in place to allow them to profit in any way, but to rather recover from whatever financial losses they sustain. While most people understand that insurance companies do not stay in business by paying out on every claim that crosses their collective desks, the expectation is still there that, absent any questionable circumstances, such providers will honor the stipulations of their contracts. When that does not happen, subscribers may be justified in alleging that their insurers are operating in bad faith. 

What if you are pressured to accept a partial payment?

Accidents, incidents, injuries or illnesses in San Antonio that require you to deal with insurance companies can be quite traumatic. Your desire, then, to have the whole ordeal over with is understandable. Unfortunately, insurers understand this, and will therefore often look for ways to try and encourage your frustration and worry in an attempt to take advantage of you. Thus, you can rest assured that the initial settlement you are offered is likely less than what you may be obligated to collect. 

After the hurricanes: rebuilding homes, but with a challenge

When it comes to home repair, finding the right contractor can make all the difference between mediocre construction performance and an absolute dream home. Yet for countless Texas residents, this is likely the last task to check off the list. After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many have struggled to find contractors to make basic and vital repairs to their homes.

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