On April 6, 2018, a hailstorm beat up several cities near Dallas, including McKinney, Plano, Irving, Allen, and Celina. We’d like to remind the public about the Texas “Hail Bill” that went into effect September 2017. There is no denying that this bill is a pro-insurance industry, anti-policyholder statute. The law implements additional hurdles and requirements for policyholders and their representatives to take before filing a lawsuit. Our previous law blog explains each obstacle in detail.

While it would be ideal for the claims that will result from this storm to never reach a lawsuit, we highly recommend property owners to educate themselves in the new procedures set forth as a result of the 2017 Hail Bill. Unfortunately, the insurance company’s adjustment tends to be a results-based finding, which most often leaves the insured underpaid for or denied his or her loss.

Additionally, with one of our Founding Partners, J. Zachary McClenny Moseley, having been raised in the DFW area we’d like to extend free claim reviews for all residential and commercial property owners affected by the hailstorm. Whether you’d want to utilize our expertise prior to reporting a claim, during the claims process, or when/if you reach an impasse with the insurance company, we’d be glad to help you determine your best course of action.