CLIENT-FOCUSED DENVER ATTORNEYS SERVING CHERRY CREEK, AURORA & THROUGHOUT COLORADO
Northern Colorado is no stranger to severe weather. From blizzards in the winter and spring to flooding, tornados, and hail in the summer, those living throughout the Front Range and High Plains seem to face at least one severe weather event yearly. Oftentimes many more than that.
Parts of the I-25 corridor, including Denver, get more hail than any other part of the country, earning the area the nickname, the “second hail alley.”
According to a report from 9 News, our area sees 12 to 15 days with hail every year, much of it doing significant damage like the May 2017 hail storm that caused $2.4 billion of damage in Denver alone.
When you experience property damage following severe weather, you expect your insurance carrier to pay for it. After all, this is why you have insurance. Sadly, some insurance companies will drag their feet or otherwise mishandle claims, resulting in delays and denials that can put policyholders in a very tough spot. If you are facing problems with a storm damage claim, Jonathan Sar and Sean Leventhal are here to listen to your story and to help you determine the most effective way to move forward.
We serve victims of storm damage living in Metro Denver and all surrounding Front Range and High Plains communities.
What is Severe Weather?
Generally speaking, severe weather in Northern Colorado includes:
- Strong winds/tornados
- Heavy snow/blizzards
- Dust storms
These storms can cause serious damage to property such as homes, businesses, and vehicles. When they are widespread, like many of the slow-moving storms seen during Colorado's monsoon season in late July and early August, they can result in thousands of claims being filed at the same time. When this happens, insurance companies may struggle to keep up with the influx, resulting in delays, mishandlings, and denials. Our Denver insurance claims denial attorneys are here to review your case free of charge to help you determine if you have cause to take legal action.
It is important to remember that a storm needn’t do widespread damage or even be considered “severe” to do damage to an individual's property. If your home, business, or vehicle sustains damage during a storm, your insurance policy should provide you with compensation for all covered items. Unfortunately, this is not always how things work.
Legitimate claims made by policyholders for damages covered through their plan must be processed in a timely manner. Failure on the part of the insurance company to handle these cases swiftly and effectively may entitle you to take legal action.
The Colorado Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act requires insurers provide policyholders with an explanation of how a claim is being handled as well as how the claim is progressing. Additionally, Colorado law prohibits insurance companies from unreasonably delaying or denying benefits owed. If you suspect your insurance company is acting in bad faith, we can investigate the details of your claim to help you determine if now is the best time to take legal action.
Please call Leventhal Sar Law to schedule a free consultation and case review at our Denver office. We fight for residents of Northern Colorado who are suffering the consequences of insurance bad faith practices such as ignoring evidence supportive of a claim, failing to pay a claim in a timely manner, attempting to pay less than a claim is worth, and canceling a policy after a claim has been made.