Abilene Hail Claims

An Abilene insurance lawyer is probably keeping up with hail storm events in Abilene. The Insurance Council of Texas released a small article in July that has some general information in it about some hail storms in Abilene.
Abilene is by many standards a small town. In a small town such as Abilene it is often times hard for a person to find an attorney who focuses in an area of law such as insurance law. There is a lot of need for attorneys handling family law cases as well as cases related to criminal matters, probate, debt collection, bankruptcy, energy, and property. But niche areas such as insurance law are not as common an issue. Plus, when there is an issue, often times the person who a claim may be involved in a claim may be a friend or good acquaintance such as a local insurance agent or a local insurance adjuster whom local attorneys have business and social contacts relationships. Often times it is best to seek the advice of an out of town attorney to help an individual or small business person to peruse a claim that is being denied for some reason or another.
Here is a little of what the article tells us.
The June 12 hail storm in Abilene is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property. It was the second catastrophic hailstorm the west Texas city has experienced in the past three years.
“I’ve never seen cars destroyed like this,” said Leroy Perkins, the apparent owner of the Perkins Insurance Agency in Abilene. He also said this is the worst storm damage he had seen in my 41 years in the insurance business.
It is reported that the storm moved directly south across Abilene pounding the city’s north side and downtown area with baseball size hail. Commercial buildings downtown received millions of dollars in damage to roofs, windows and structures.
All of the windows on the north side of facilities on the Hardin Simmons University campus were reportedly knocked out and roof damage was widespread over the Abilene Christian University campus. Perkins also reported total uninsured losses would be high.
Mark Hanna, a spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas, said Abilene was hit by softball size hail on Easter Sunday in 2011 and this year’s storm was worse. “Hundreds of vehicles, many of them new cars, were declared totaled from the beating they took,” said Hanna. “Insured losses just from the damaged cars and trucks in Abilene will exceed $100 million.”
Hanna said insurance companies responded quickly to the storm damaged city with catastrophic teams who reached out to policyholders affected by the storm.
The Insurance Council of Texas is the largest state insurance trade association in the country consisting of approximately 500 property and casualty insurers writing business in Texas.
The Insurance Council of Texas is primarily an organization promoting the interests of insurance companies and agents.