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How to file an insurance claim for hurricane damage

Even a well-built home may receive damage during a hurricane. Depending on the severity of the storm, property damage can be significant, and some homes could be destroyed. With a category 4 or 5 hurricane, winds can be 137 mph or greater. A storm this severe can leave the damaged area uninhabitable for months afterward.

More active hurricane season predicted for Gulf Coast

Researchers at Colorado State University’s “Tropical Meteorology Project,” considered some of the top predictors of hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, have predicted a robust hurricane season for America’s Gulf Coast. As usual, cities and towns throughout Louisiana’s 64 parishes will be facing pouring rains, flooding, high winds and more if storms make landfall as expected.

The interplay of swimming pool injuries and insurance

As summer’s heat descends on parishes across Louisiana, countless people seek refuge in backyard swimming pools. The majority of these fun times will end without incident, as people splash and swim to their heart’s content, get out, dry off and then go about their lives.

Important points about wedding cancellation insurance coverage

With wedding season in full swing here in Louisiana, most couples are arguably concerned about making sure dresses are completed and fitted correctly, that photographers and wedding coordinators are on the same page, and that their wedding venues will be all that they were promised.

Flood insurance premiums to rise again

Hurricane season in our region is still a few months away, but homeowners are already feeling the costs of potential flooding from severe storms. Federal officials recently announced that insurance premiums for flood protection will increase this year.

Chinese drywall cases being transferred back to states

The Chinese Drywall cases that became ubiquitous with construction defect cases are now being transferred back to the federal districts that they were once filed in. According to a recent claimsjournal.com report, the U.S. Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation indicated that in thousands of such cases would be returned to their respective districts. In fact, the first 1,700 of such cases are scheduled to be returned to Florida’s federal courts if no objections were filed before the established period ends.

The challenges of cyber coverage for property insurers

As digital technologies have come to play a bigger and bigger role in our lives, cyber attacks having been growing in their scope, prevalence and variety. This creates many new pressures and challenges. This includes challenges for property insurers.

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