The End Is Near: Hurricane Harvey Lawsuit Deadline Is Approaching
It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas that caused billions of dollars in property damage and for storm damage victims, the Hurricane Harvey lawsuit deadline is about to hit.
If you’re a victim of Hurricane Harvey storm damage, here’s some important information for you to know:
What Exactly Is The Lawsuit Deadline For My Harvey Claim?
Plainly, it means that after a certain date you will not be able to file a lawsuit for your Harvey storm damages. In Texas civil and criminal courts, we have what are called statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time that can pass after an event until which lawsuit can no longer be initiated. For example, if your Hurricane Harvey claim was wrongly denied or underpaid and you miss your statute of limitations deadline, you will not be able to recover for your claim even if you have a slam dunk case against your insurance company. Once the statute of limitations has passed and you haven’t filed your lawsuit, that is the end of your case.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Homeowners Insurance Claims?
According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, the statute of limitations for wrongfully denied or underpaid homeowners insurance claims is two years.
I’ve Already Filed A Lawsuit For My Harvey Claim, Is My Lawsuit Safe From The Deadline?
Yes. You can file your lawsuit literally the day before your statute of limitations deadline runs out and your lawsuit will be safe from being removed from the court.
When Is The Deadline To File A Lawsuit For My Harvey Claim?
Since the statute of limitations for property damage claims is two years, many people assume the lawsuit deadline is two years from the date of the storm. This is actually not true. The lawsuit deadlines for storm damage cases are a little more flexible. If your Hurricane Harvey claim was denied, your deadline should be two years from the date that you received your denial letter. If your Hurricane Harvey claim was underpaid, your deadline should be two years from the date that the final check, or “last dollar” was paid for your claim. This means, for some, it may be a few weeks after two years from the date of the storm and for others, it could be months after.
How Can I Find Out When My Hurricane Harvey Lawsuit Deadline Hits?
Speak to an experienced insurance claim lawyer immediately before time runs out. An insurance claims lawyer will be able to quickly assess when your Harvey claim deadline hits and help you make the right decision with your claim.
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