The Metro Area is no stranger to extreme weather patterns. During the summer, thunderstorms and gusty winds can often come on at a moment’s notice – and entire weeks of severe afternoon storms are common throughout July and August.
It is no small feat then, that the hail storm that swept through Denver and surrounding areas on May 8th of this year was the costliest in the city’s history. Some Metro Communities, such as Wheatridge, have seen over 50% of residents in need of new roofs – and countless cars, trucks, and items of personal property were damaged or destroyed in this storm as well.
If you have suffered damages in a storm, your insurance company should rush to help. Sadly, this is often not the case. Instead, many policy holders are ignored, shuffled around, and otherwise mistreated in an attempt to dissuade them from filing claims. This is unacceptable. If you are facing mistreatment from your insurer, the Denver insurance bad faith attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can help. Call our office at 720.667.3030 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Update: As of May 2018, the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reports total damage from the May 8th, 2017 storm will exceed initial estimates by $900 million, reaching $2.4 billion. 167,000 auto insurance claims and 100,600 home insurance claims have been filed for last year’s storm, exceeding initial estimates by 67,000 and 50,600, respectively.