Hurricane IDA Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our clients and community who have been affected by Hurricane Ida. GW has been working remotely since the storm, but as of Wednesday (Sept 8), our office has power and we are BACK! Below are a few helpful reminders as you navigate Ida’s significant impact. We are here for you to provide additional guidance for handling your property damage or business interruption. We will get through this together! USEFUL INFO: FEMA Disaster Assistance can be applied for three (3) ways: Online – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ Telephone – 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Download the FEMA App from the Apple Store or Google Play. You can also download it on an Apple device by texting APPLE to 43362(4FEMA) or on an Android by texting ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA) More info on how to apply here: https://youtu.be/gauX2A0P8GU Multilingual support here: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/languages Suffered A Loss From Hurricane IDA? You may be entitled to any of the following losses or damages that occurred as a result of Hurricane Ida: Water Damage Roof & Window Damage Wind Damage Fire Damage Personal Property (contents) Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing Damage Structural Damage Business Interruption Claims Residential & Commercial Claims Alternative Living Expenses Other storm related claims Let Our Experienced Team of Lawyers & Adjusters Access Your Options and Give You Peace of Mind Call Today For a FREE Case Evaluation (504) 500-2020 WHY GLAGO WILLIAMS? Since 2003, we at Glago Williams have made it our mission to pursue justice and to support the prosperity and well-being of our neighbors and community. Our team is passionate about providing quality and personalized representation to individuals, families, and businesses in Louisiana, and our strong track record of favorable verdicts reflects that. Led by experienced lawyers Mark Glago and Jatavian Williams, we are well prepared and have the resources to aggressively pursue valid cases against insurers, fighting for maximum compensation for hurricane property damage and business interruption claims. EXPERIENCE MATTERS! GW has played a leading role in holding hurricane insurers accountable in Louisiana and recovering compensation for those harmed. We have successfully handled hundreds of hurricane related claims, starting with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We have negotiated favorable settlements out of court for an overwhelming majority of hurricane insurance disputes, but we stand ready to go to trial in cases where coverage is denied or settlement offers are inadequate. GW has received favorable judgments in every hurricane dispute we have taken to court. In fact, in addition to receiving the money sought on behalf of our clients at trial, we were often also awarded punitive damages, which required the insurance company to pay additional penalties and all attorney fees. FAQ How long do I have to file an insurance claim? Check your policy. Most require that you notify them of any damages as soon as possible after it occurs. Why would I need a lawyer? Can’t I file a claim myself? Yes, and we encourage you to do so if you prefer, but keep in mind that insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and many increase their profits by minimizing pay outs. If you are one of the lucky ones who easily files a claim and feel confident you received fair compensation, you do not need a lawyer. However, if you are unsure if you have received full and fair compensation, we can help. What if I already filed a claim with my insurance company and received a check? That’s great! If you have received a payout and are sure it was a fair amount, you do not need an attorney. However, if you feel you were underpaid, or simply want the peace of mind of knowing you received fair compensation, let our experienced team of lawyers and adjusters give you an honest and highly qualified assessment of your options. How do I know if the amount my insurer pays is fair? This is an important question. Insurance companies have adjusters to represent their interests. It’s smart to have an expert on your side too. When you call GW, we will send one of our experienced property damage adjustors to inspect your damage and determine if you have already received fair compensation from your insurance company. If they determine that you have, the process will end there, and you will owe nothing. If they determine you have not, they will do an estimate and GW will negotiate an additional payment for you. If the insurance company still refuses to be fair, GW will file a lawsuit on your behalf. How much will it cost to hire GW? There are absolutely no upfront costs or fees. If you received a payment from your insurance company before you hire us, you keep 100% of that payment. Fees are only charged if we secure you an additional payment from the insurer. There is no risk to you. If you do not receive additional money, you owe nothing. Will my insurer raise my premium or drop me if I file a claim? No. Louisiana law does not permit this. Hurricanes are considered “Acts of God”, and your insurance company cannot cancel, refuse to renew, or increase the premium on your homeowners policy based solely on a loss caused by an Act of God. Louisiana Hurricane Insurance Disputes Attorneys Louisiana Hurricane Insurance Disputes Attorneys Recovering Sizeable Compensation For Hurricane Victims- Business Interruption & Property Damage Claims The landfall of Hurricane Katrina in late August of 2005 marked the beginning of a devastating time for the people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. In the aftermath of the storm and flooding, we are proud of our law firm’s leading role in holding hurricane insurance companies accountable and recovering compensation for the people harmed. In fact, we have handled over 500 cases related to Hurricane Katrina insurance claims. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, people in the Houston, Galveston and Beaumont areas of Texas experienced many of the same issues with their hurricane insurance companies. Southeast Texas is now faced with similar challenges from Hurricane Harvey damages. If you are having difficulty getting full and fair compensation from your hurricane insurance carrier for your business interruption claims, significant personal or business property damage claims, please contact us today. Led by experienced lawyers Mark Glago and Jatavian Williams we are well prepared to aggressively pursue valid cases against insurance companies, fighting for maximum compensation in cases of hurricane property damage and business interruption claims. EFFECTIVE LEGAL ACTION TO HELP PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES AND BUSINESSES The overwhelming majority of hurricane insurance disputes arising from Katrina were settled out of court. Glago Williams, LLC was able to negotiate hundreds of favorable settlements — but we also went to trial in cases where coverage was denied or settlement offers were inadequate. We represented the plaintiffs in six Katrina-related trials. Our willingness to go the distance for our clients produced results such as: Millions of dollars in claim settlements on behalf of businesses and individuals who came to our law firm thinking their insurance companies had paid all they were going to. A $512,000 jury verdict in favor of a New Orleans Garden District bed and breakfast owner — covering the costs of repair, lost income due to business interruption and penalties Successful appeal of a court judgment that would have prevented clients of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance from recovering penalties and attorney fees, even when found to have handled claims in bad faith —benefiting thousands of claimants across the state of Louisiana. A $311,000 jury verdict for a couple whose home incurred $101,000 in hurricane damage — which included payment of attorney fees and an additional $180,000 in compensation for all the couple went through as a result of their insurer’s arbitrary refusal to pay for damages You can learn more about these cases and others on our page devoted to notable trials and settlements. To discuss your challenges in dealing with a hurricane insurance company over severe property damage and to receive an honest and highly qualified assessment of your legal options, please contact us today.