What should I do if my home or business is damaged by a windstorm or hurricane?
After a storm, the first thing you want to do is report the claim to the insurance company. After that, you want to make sure you take reasonable steps to protect the property from further damage. To do that, you may need professionals who can help you dry the property, if any water has gotten in, or place a tarp on the roof. Make sure, when you’re dealing with professionals, that you’re dealing with reputable individuals. Unfortunately, sometimes, after major storms and catastrophes, there are unscrupulous businesses and individuals who may ask you to sign documents that aren’t in your best interest. If you have any questions about a document, and you’re not sure, ask an attorney to review the document before you sign it.