Tornado Damage Claims
Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, tropical storms, and heavy windstorms are some of the quickest forming natural disasters. When a tornado or heavy storm causes damage, property owners turn to their insurance policies to repair their homes or businesses. However, many tornado insurance claims are underpaid, delayed, or denied. When a property owner is unfairly denied insurance benefits, a lawsuit can be filed to recover losses caused by tornadoes or storms.
Many insurance companies can delay payment, especially for policy holders who have paid high premiums for tornadoes or storms. It is often the case that policy owners may find themselves in over their heads when it comes to:
- Complex insurance coverage claims, forms, and disputes
- Bad faith claims (when an insurance companies does not operate with good faith and fair dealing)
- Low ball payments by insurance companies (underpayment of recognized and approved claims)
- Structural and foundation claims
- Roof damage
- Water damage and toxic mold claims
- Tornado insurance disputes
Tornado Damage Facts
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes threaten all areas of the nation, not just the Eastern and Southern coastlines. Other facts on tornado damage include:
- The United States is the country with the most powerful tornadoes in the world.
- Tornadoes happen in all 50 states and during all four seasons.
- Tornadoes most often happen between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- Most tornadoes are born out of severe thunderstorms or hurricanes.
- The most destructive and deadly tornadoes occur from “supercells,” which are rotating thunderstorms with a well-defined radar circulation.
- The highest classification for a tornado is F5, when winds reach between 261 and 318 mph.
How A Lawyer Can Help With Your Tornado Lawsuit
If your property has been damaged by a tornado or severe storm, and you want to know your rights as a policyholder, call us toll-free to see how we can assist you in evaluating your case.