Baton Rouge, LA (9/6/2020) — Residents of sixteen Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Laura may be eligible to apply for FEMA disaster relief grants. The parishes include Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, Vernon, and Winn. If residents of these parishes experienced disaster-related damage to their primary home, they can apply for grants to put toward property repairs or rent. FEMA will conduct inspections to assess the reported damage. FEMA can also help with other needs brought on by the hurricane, including replacing household necessities, supplementing medical expenses, and even covering funeral costs. Victims of Hurricane Laura should file a claim with their insurance company, if applicable, and apply for FEMA relief. To apply for FEMA disaster relief, individuals must provide: The address of the property that incurred damage; The filer’s current mailing address and phone number; The filer’s insurance information. This information must be provided if the property is listed on an insurance policy; The total household income; The bank routing number and account number where FEMA should send relief funds; and A complete description of the hurricane-caused damages and losses. Individuals affected by Hurricane Laura should visit www.disasterassistance.gov and download the FEMA mobile application. Source: ArkLaTexHomepage Contact an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane, and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans insurance attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in hurricane-related insurance and property claims. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POSTKeep Reading
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Lafayette, LA (09/04/2020) — National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Louisiana might be eligible to file a flood damage claim even if their policy has expired. The Federal Emergency Management Agency extended the NFIP grace period from 30 days to 120 days in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Louisiana residents whose NFIP policy expired between February 13, 2020, and June 15, 2020, and whose properties sustained flood damage from Hurricane Laura remain eligible to renew their policy and file a flood damage claim. Policyholders should call their insurance agent or the NFIP Call Center at 1-800-427-4661 to renew their policy. Source: Fox 15 Contact an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today Unfortunately, hurricanes happen far too often in Texas and Louisiana. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these hurricanes are for the local communities. If you sustain injuries or your property incurs damage in a hurricane, and your insurance company denies your claim, please contact one of our Houston or New Orleans insurance attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We have experience in hurricane-related insurance and property claims. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this hurricane. If you believe the information in this post needs correction or removal, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POSTKeep Reading
If you’ve been in a car accident and you are not at fault, you can expect some vehicle damage, whether big or small. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, your vehicle may suffer extreme damage and be rendered a “total loss.” If this is your situation, you may have legal options. It is crucial to understand total loss and what it means for you. What Is a Total Loss Vehicle? After a car accident, your vehicle will suffer damage. However, the total loss of a vehicle is the most severe kind of damage. RS 37:702 from the Louisiana statute explains that a “total loss” is a motor vehicle “which has sustained damage equivalent to 75% or more of the market value as determined by the most current National Automobile Dealers Association handbook.” If a vehicle has sustained less damage and is repairable, it is not considered a total loss. What If My Car Is Totaled and I Have Only Liability Insurance? In Louisiana, all drivers must have liability car insurance. This insurance serves to pay others if you cause injuries or damage to another’s property in a car accident. The minimum coverage amounts include: $15,000 for bodily injury to one person; $30,000 for bodily injury to multiple people during one accident; $25,000 for property damage in one accident. This insurance will not cover damage to your vehicle if you were at fault for an accident. You need collision coverage for that. However, if you are in a car accident and it was the other driver’s fault, you can file a claim with their insurance company. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay you for your property damage, including your totaled vehicle. Along with your liability car insurance, it is also wise to have uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. If the other driver happens to be underinsured, their insurance will pay first, but once that runs out, you can file a claim with your uninsured motorist coverage. You can also make a claim with your uninsured motorist insurance if the other driver is uninsured altogether. Can I Sue for My Car Being Totaled? If your vehicle is totaled in a car wreck, the most the insurance will pay is the vehicle’s fair market value on the day of the accident. If your car is financed, this compensation may do no more than pay off your vehicle, leaving you with no funds to get a new one. An issue may arise when the at-fault driver’s insurance company incorrectly calculates the value of your vehicle. If this occurs, you may reject the insurance company’s offer and provide your reasoning. However, do not expect the insurance company to change their offer. In a situation like this, you might be able to sue the insurance company for its low valuation. Consult with a qualified car accident attorney. Contact an Attorney If you have been in a car wreck and your vehicle was totaled, consult with an experienced car accident attorney. They will be able to answer all your questions and help you get the compensation you deserve for your vehicle. The Johns Law Firm collectively has decades of experience handling a variety of civil litigation matters. We are passionate about offering every client a personalized experience, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation. We offer no-obligation case evaluations to get to know you and your case. Contact us today, and let’s see how we can help you.Keep Reading