FEMA: TS Imelda a Major Disaster for 6 Counties

    FEMA MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION OPENS AID FOR SETXans FEMA Aid Update:  Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange Counties have been designated as Major Disaster areas are citizens of those communities can apply for assistance from FEMA whether they have flood insurance or not.  The application window opened October 5, 2019 and will run through February 28, 2021.  Below is […]

    Brasher Law Firm Helps Local Business Get Paid for Its Harvey Losses

    Cocomo Joe’s is a well-known local business that has served Southeast Texas for a number of years. While its building did not flood in Hurricane Harvey, Joe’s did suffer water damage from a roof failure. Joes filed a claim with its insurance company but was met with a denial. That is where we came in. After an investigation of the […]

    FEMA Waives and Extends Proof of Loss Requirement for Harvey Victims

    This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a memorandum that waives the requirement that National Flood Insurance Policy policyholders have to submit and sign a proof of loss or sign an adjuster’s report prior to receiving payment on their claim. Now, the insurance company is directed to pay policyholders, as soon as possible and without the need for this extra […]

    The Truth about Insurance Law Changes

    During the course of Hurricane Harvey ravaging Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Dickinson, Rockport, Houston and surrounding counties, like Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Tyler, etc…, speculation from both sides of the aisle spread like wildfire about what the new changes to the Texas Insurance Code would mean for victims of Hurricane Harvey. People barely made it to shelters, and the sponsor […]

    Resource Guide for Hurricane Harvey Victims

    It can be terrifying to figure out where to start or what to do in the aftermath of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. Therefore, we’ve created a free resource guide, that we strongly encourage you to share with your family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones who may have been affected by this horrific disaster and in need of some […]

    Different Types Of Insurance That Relate To Hurricane Harvey

    A Quick Summary of Relevant Law DIFFERENT TYPES OF INSURANCE THAT RELATE TO HURRICANE HARVEY With Hurricane Harvey there have been a lot of questions about different types of coverages available to people to compensate them for their losses.  Starting with the 130mph winds in Rockport and Corpus Christi to the floods in Houston to who knows what in the […]

    Apartments Seek Reinstatement of $4 Million Insurance Verdict from Ike

    When Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in 2008, it caused damage and insurance disputes for countless homes and properties. JAW The Pointe LLC knows of this damage and the following legal complications more than most. After purchasing the property just a year before the hurricane hit, the owners secured a group policy with Lexington for numerous two-story buildings that also provided up to $25 million in insurance […]

    Whose Job Is It Anyway?

    An insurance agreement is a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company. Most of the contracts spell out whose job it is to investigate the loss. Many policies track the language of the Texas Insurance Code respecting such duties. Even if the contract leaves out the “investigate” language (see below) in the “Our Duties After Loss,” they still owe the duty under Texas Insurance Code. […]