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Flood Claims

Austin Flood Claims Attorneys

Filing a Flood Claim in Texas

Water damage to your home or business can create huge issues even after the water has been cleaned up. Not only is it likely that many of your major appliances—refrigerator, washer, dryer, furnace, etc.—will need to be replaced, but you will also likely be in need of new carpeting and wall boards as well. Affording the financial expenses of replacing such high-value items can usually only be done with help, help that cannot often be found in your homeowners' insurance policy.

While the insurance policies for homeowners and business owners cover certain types of water damage, they typically don’t include flood damage, which leaves victims of floods in a very difficult spot. Even individuals who have flood insurance are often put in precarious positions, as flood insurers are notorious for denying these claims, suggesting that the damage is not reflective of flood damage. If your flood claim was denied, Briggle & Polan, PLLC is here to help.

Contact our Austin flood claims attorneys today at (512) 400-3278 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Se habla español.

What Is the Official Definition of a “Flood?”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strictly defines a flood as:

“A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or two or more properties (at least one of which is the policyholder’s property) from overflow of inland or tidal waters, or unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from a source, or mudflow; OR collapse or subsidence of land along the shore of a lake or similar body of water as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels that result in a flood as defined above.”

Some insurance agents have been known to abuse FEMA’s definition of a flood, manipulating its intended meaning for the purpose of denying the insured’s flood claim. If your claim was denied, an Austin flood claims lawyer from our office can investigate the damage to your property in order to determine if the damage meets the specifications of flood damage, as defined by FEMA. If we are able to determine that your claim was unduly denied, we can help you appeal.

Call Briggle & Polan, PLLC for a Free Consultation!

A denied flood claim can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. At Briggle & Polan, we are here to help flood victims successfully file their damage claims and we are also here to fight for victims whose claims have been denied.

We strive to make the process as easy as possible for you by offering free, no-obligation consultations and contingent fees. This means that you’ll never owe any upfront fees and you don’t pay us a dime until we have successfully secured compensation on your behalf. In the unlikely event that we don’t win your case, you won’t pay us anything. There’s nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain; reach out to us today to learn more about how our team can help you with your flood insurance claim.

Call us today at (512) 400-3278 to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm.

Hear From Our Clients

  • I very much appreciate all their hard work and will be happy to refer to them should the need come up for friends.

    “This is the one company that would take on my case after being rejected by two other law firms. After pursuing the insurance company, they were able to get the full amount.”

    - Sandi
  • I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided.

    “They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medical providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.”

    - Emily
  • I felt really taken care of, have and will continue to refer to my friends.

    “I was privileged to have Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan as representation. They took the time to get to know me and cared about more than just my dollars.”

    - Patrick
  • They got me the help I? needed within a few days of hiring them.

    “My settlement was awesome and I got everything I needed to get back on my feet”

    - Karina
  • Briggle and Polan were phenomenal.

    “They took care of it all and let me worry about recovering and getting back on my feet. Grateful for their hard work!”

    - Tiffany
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We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.5 Million Work Accident Caused Brain Injury

    Our client was thrown off the back of a work truck, which fractured his skull and caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury. *Net proceeds to the client were $900,052.11.

  • $1.3 Million Hit By Drunk Driver

    Our client was run over by a drunk driver operating a company truck late at night which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. *Net proceeds to our client were $571,000.00.

  • $1 Million Rear-End Collision Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle causing severe back and neck injuries. *Net to the client was $346,766.03.

  • $450 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver, which injured his back and neck. *Net proceeds to the client were $229,040.12.

  • $450 Thousand 18 Wheeler Rollover Resolved

    Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. *Net to the client was $214,573.81.

  • $400 Thousand Defective Tire Case With Co-Counsel

    A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. *Net to the client was $123,916.22.

  • $350 Thousand Distracted Driver Accident

    Our client suffered a ruptured abdomen after being violently rear-ended by a distracted driver. *Net proceeds to the client was $134,418.06.

  • $295 Thousand 18-Wheeler Accident

    Our client was sideswiped by the driver of an 18-wheeler, causing his vehicle to fly off the road and strike a telephone pole. *The net proceeds to the client were $127,018.03.

  • $285 Thousand 18-Wheeler Accident

    Our client was hit by an 18-wheeler when it made an unsafe lane change, suffering a low-back injury. *Attorney fees & expenses were $126,436.47

  • $283.7 Thousand T-Boned in Intersection

    Our client was involved in a car accident in Las Cruces, New Mexico and severely injured her arm in the crash. *Net proceeds to our client were $123,133.07.

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