Texas Tornado Damage Insurance Attorneys
Houston Tornado Insurance Lawyers Helping Homeowners Throughout Texas Recover
Tornadoes can cause absolutely catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and properties of all kinds. For those who live in Tornado Alley (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and Minnesota), it is a danger that they lived with all too frequently. At Arnold & Itkin, we have seen just how damaging these twisters can be—and the destruction they leave in the aftermath.
If you are currently dealing with the fallout, and if your insurance company is refusing to help pay for your recovery, then we want you to know that you’re not alone. Our Texas tornado insurance law firm is proud to extend our assistance to families who’ve suffered from these natural disasters. All you need to do is call to schedule a free, confidential case review with a member of our firm. Let us help discuss your legal options.
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Understanding the Damage Caused by Texas Tornados & Twisters
Many tornadoes do not reach wind speeds of more than 110 mph, but some can reach around 300 mph. Tornadoes have been the subject of many horror films because of their devastating effects. Their characteristic appearance is a long funnel that stretches down from cumulonimbus clouds and reaches the ground. Tornadoes are most prone to occur in what has been nicknamed the "Tornado Alley" of the United States. This region, described above, is made up mostly of the area between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains, or the Great Plains.
Depending on the type of tornado that your property encounters, the damages will vary. One type of tornado is the supercell tornado, which is also the most dangerous. This is a type of prolonged thunderstorm that turns into a low positioned tornado. Landspouts are another common type of tornado. Although they carry less speed than supercells, they produce what is known as a "gust front" with incredibly high winds. Tornadoes can occur almost anywhere, but many are seen in Texas every year and can cause homeowners thousands of dollars in damages.
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Understanding the Fujita Scale
When you rate a tornado by the damage it causes, you go off what is known as a Fujita scale. For example, one tornado may be larger in scale than another but still cause less damage. The one that causes the most damage will be ranked higher on the Fujita scale. The length of time the tornado persisted is also a factor in determining intensity and damage. More than 80% of all tornadoes in the United States are considered weak tornadoes, but it only takes one intense tornado to do extensive damage to your property. If your home, business or other property was damaged or obliterated by a tornado, then you will likely look to your insurance provider for help.
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At Arnold & Itkin, we have helped countless people recover the damage claims that are rightfully theirs after tornadoes destroyed their homes. The thing with natural disasters is that, unfortunately, nothing can be done to stop them. This makes how the damages are dealt with after the storm even more important. Insurance companies are often people's only hope after a natural disaster damaged their property.
However, while insurance companies make a lot of promises about the ways that they will help their customers recover when disaster strikes, they often fail to uphold these promises when the time actually comes for them to help. We have seen it happen time and time again, and we want you to know that we’re here for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone to contact our Texas tornado insurance lawyers to take the first step! Call today.
If your insurance company is not coming through for you, contact a Houston tornado insurance lawyer from our firm.