Hurricane Isaac

New Orleans Hurricane Lawyers See Rise in Storm Damage Claims

Hurricane Isaac struck Louisiana on August 28, 2012 with winds as high as 85 mph producing a storm surge that reached eleven (11) feet in some parts of the state. As a large and slow moving storm, Hurricane Isaac crept across Louisiana causing damage to nearly 59,000 homes. Heavy flooding was reported throughout the state due to the storm particularly in Plaquemines Parish and La Place. As of September 29, 2012, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness released estimates of Hurricane Isaac’s damage to homes and businesses across Louisiana:

  • Ascension Parish: 1,112
  • Assumption Parish: 562
  • East Baton Rouge Parish: 1,114
  • East Feliciana Parish: 165
  • Iberville Parish: 515
  • Jefferson Parish: 12,912
  • Lafourche Parish: 2,103
  • Livingston Parish: 2,453
  • Orleans Parish: 9,777
  • Plaquemines Parish: 2,983
  • St. Bernard Parish: 2,257
  • St. Charles Parish: 1,368
  • St. Helena Parish: 482
  • St. James Parish: 953
  • St. John the Baptist Parish: 6,871
  • St. Mary Parish: 1,127
  • St. Tammany Parish: 4,572
  • Tangipahoa Parish: 4,584
  • Terrebonne Parish: 1,695
  • Washington Parish: 1,293
  • West Feliciana Parish: 54
TOTAL: 58,952

As a result of Hurricane Isaac, thousands of flood insurance claims and wind claims were filed by homeowners and businesses.

How do I handle my Hurricane Isaac Claim?

An experienced hurricane lawyer will give you the best chance of getting fair compensation for your building loss, personal property loss, or business interruption loss that you suffered due to Hurricane Isaac. While the average person only has to file a flood or wind claim once in their life, an experienced hurricane attorney has handled hundreds of claims. Based on their experience, a hurricane lawyer will be able to tell you whether your insurance company is fairly compensating you for the damage to your home or business. A hurricane lawyer will evaluate your claim based on the size of your property, the extent of your damage, and your insurance coverage to ensure that the insurance adjuster handling your claim is being fair.

If your property damage claim has been undervalued, a hurricane Isaac attorney will make sure that the full extent of your property damage is taken into account by your insurance claim adjuster. A hurricane Isaac attorney will handle all correspondence with your Hurricane Isaac claim adjuster, so you don’t have to constantly make calls, submit forms, set up inspections of your home or business. A hurricane Isaac lawyer will also take care of all documentation that needs to be sent to your insurance company to support your claim. A hurricane Isaac lawyer will negotiate with your insurance claims adjuster, and can file suit against your insurance company if you are not offered a fair amount for your claim.