Important info for Hurricane Harvey property owners:
Texas passed a law this summer that significantly weakens home owner rights against insurance companies for property damage claims. It takes effect September 1.
There are still a few days to make claims under the old law.
Property owners with Hurricane Harvey property damage claims wishing to take advantage of existing law should send a written message or email directly to their insurance company that:
(1) specifically references their claim; and
(2) is dated BEFORE Sept. 1, 2017
Telephone messages will not suffice as written notice.
(This info is reposted from message of State Bar of Texas President Elect, Joe Longley)
Be safe, first and foremost, but if you are in a position to send an email notice to insurer, do so before Sept 1.