Top 5 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Making a Hurricane Claim

    Not taking their own pictures and video of damage and assuming the insurance company will perform this documentation. Document your damage. Throwing away evidence before the insurance company inspects. From personal belongings to wet carpet, don’t throw anything away yet. Just put it in a pile in the yard. Waiting to make the claim. While you need to make temporary […]

    Top 5 Things to Do When You Return Home After a Storm

    Be extra CAUTIOUS of hidden dangers from downed power lines, snakes, broken glass, Covid-19 exposure, etc.  Be aware of and follow orders from your county or parish.  INSPECT your property and look for:  Missing shingles (look at the roof and in the yard) Missing metal, flashing, gutters, facia, soffit Exposed decking on roof. If roof decking is visible, water intrusion in your home has occurred.   Yard debris Interior water damage. Look for stains, bubbled paint, […]

    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 […]