Aggressive Property Damage Attorneys Fight for Payment of Claims
Pursuing maximum compensation for West Virginia property damage claims
When a major disaster strikes, insurance companies may be overtaxed with multiple claims coming in at the same time and may try to minimize the amounts they pay out. However, you have the right under your insurance contract to be compensated fully for covered losses.
West Virginia sees its share of storms and other disasters that result in significant property damage to homeowners and others. In fact, as a result of storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides stemming from severe weather between May 28 and June 3, 2018, the President of the United States approved a major disaster declaration for numerous counties in West Virginia. It is helpful to remember that you have important legal rights, even during uncertain times stemming from severe weather. And while the well-being of you and your family is paramount, an experienced attorney from Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC in Charleston can help you determine the extent of your damages and assist you with every step of the claims process.
Common types of property damage
You may suffer property damage caused by:
- Flooding — Storms and heavy rains can result in flooding that infiltrates your basement or other areas of your home. Flooding can cause physical damage and lead to growth of mildew and mold.
- Water inundation — Land may wind up under water due to excessive flooding, heavy downpours, or a lake or river overflowing, which can result in significant amounts of water permeating your property.
- Blasting — Government entities and commercial enterprises may engage in fracking or other blasting activities, causing flying debris to impact your home.
- Landslides — Earth movement can result in landslides and mudslides that may cause significant damage or unsettle your home.
An experienced property damage attorney can investigate your claim and review your insurance policy to determine what coverage may apply and if there is a legal remedy available.
Statute of limitations for property damage
In West Virginia, you have two years to file a lawsuit for damage to real property, such as a house or land, as well as personal property, like your household belongings or vehicle. The two-year deadline starts to tick on the day the damage occurred. In some cases, it begins when you discovered the damage if you could not have reasonably discovered the damage before the two-year limitations period ran.
When property damage hits and you believe another person or organization is responsible, do not hesitate to seek a consultation. Contacting our experienced lawyers immediately will put your case on the right track.
Why you need a lawyer for your property damage claim
Our property damage attorneys are familiar with the process required in filing these claims and how to value the extent of the damages you sustained. He or she can help you file a first-party claim against your own insurance company and can also help with filing a third-party claim against another person or entity that damaged your property. If an insurance company wrongly denies your claim, we can file a lawsuit to seek recourse for your losses.
Consult our knowledgeable lawyers in Charleston for help with your property damage claim
To consult with an experienced property damage attorney, call Calwell Luce diTrapano at 800-876-5529 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.