Abilene Storm & Property Damage Lawyer
- There are many varieties of property damage you can suffer in Abilene
- These include storm damage, hailstorm damage, wind damage, and many others
- Your insurance company will likely do whatever they can to minimize your claim
- Abilene Storm Damage Lawyers from our office will help you maximize your settlement
In Abilene, and the rest of Texas, a storm can wreak havoc on your life in the blink of an eye, leaving you with property damage that will take money and time to repair. When storm damage turns your life upside down, you rely on your insurance company to help you get your life back to normal. But even if you’ve paid your premiums on time for years, your insurance company may fail to offer you fair compensation for hailstorm damage, wind damage, or other varieties of storm damage. You need a Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Abilene Property Damage Lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
It’s times like these that you need Abilene Property Damage Lawyers to help you protect your financial future, and aggressively fight against the uncaring tactics employed by insurance companies to increase their bottom line at your expense.
Call (210) 490-4357 today and speak with a professional Abilene Property Damage Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund. We offer a free consultation, so don’t waste another minute.
Abilene Storm Damage Lawyer
Hailstorms are a part of life in Abilene, and they often accompany other disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes. When a hailstorm strikes, you can lose everything in the blink of an eye. Depending on the terms of your policy, your insurance company may be responsible for property damage, medical bills, wages from missed work, and even pain and suffering.
Insurance companies routinely underpay hailstorm claims to the tune of only 10 to 20 percent of the claims full value, so where does this leave you? Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Abilene Storm Damage Lawyers are here to seek your best interest
Contact a Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Abilene Storm Damage Lawyer today and make sure you get the compensation you were guaranteed when you signed your insurance papers on the bottom line.
Abilene Wind Damage Lawyer
Wind damage is another common form of storm damage in Abilene. Much like hailstorm damage, you and your family could suddenly find yourself without power, shelter, or any of the things you need to function throughout your daily life.
Your insurance settlement will likely be a huge factor in how quickly your life can get back to normal. Contact a Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Abilene wind damage lawyer from our law firm today, and get more information without risk or obligation.
About Abilene TX
A group of land speculators and ranchers and the Pacific and Texas railroad are largely responsible for the establishment of Abilene. The region around Abilene had been sporadically inhabited by ranchers, buffalo hunters, US Military personnel, and nomadic Indians prior to the arrival pf the railroad. The cattlemen started grazing their herds in the region and the Indians had been driven out by the 1870’s. In 1878, Taylor County was established, and Buffalo Gap was appointed as the county seat. In 1880, when the Pacific and Texas Railroad started pushing westward, several ranchers and businessmen John Berry, John Simpson, John Merchant, Claiborne Merchant, John Merchant, John N. Simpson, John Berry, and S. Chalk had a meeting with a man named H. Whithers, who was the townsite and Pacific and Texas track locator, and arranged to have the railroad exclude Buffalo Gap. They agreed that the route would run through the northern part of the county and subsequently through their own land, and that a new community would be founded between Big Elm and Cedar Creeks just east of Catclaw Creek. Apparently, C. Merchant recommended the name of Abilene, after the cattle town in Kansas.
In 1881, following the arrival of the Pacific and Texas railroad, Abilene was promoted as the Future Great City of West Texas. The townsite was platted by a man named J. Johnston and some other railroad officials. Prior to the sale of town lots, numerous people arrived in Abilene and started establishing a church and businesses. In early 1881, the lots were auctioned off and in two days buyers bought over 300 lots. The community of Abilene was officially established. The residents of Abilene voted to incorporate in 1883, and later that same year, Abilene became the county seat after an election was held. The population of Abilene was 3,194 by 1890. By 1910, the population had increased to 9,204 people.
Abilene had developed into a diversified economy based on services, light manufacturing, commerce, agriculture, and oil from a nearly agriculture in something somewhat over a century. The factor that spurred this economic development and the growth of the community was WW II. The most obvious and initial drawback to the economic development in Abilene was the lack of water, because the normal annual rainfall is only 23.59 inches. The community excavated Lytle Lake in 1897, Lake Abilene in 1919, Lake Kirby in 1927, and Lake Fort Phantom Hill in 1937 in order to ensure a municipal supply of water. In order to protect both processors and themselves, local farmers in Abilene were urged to diversify their crops so as to reduce losses as the result of price fluctuations, pests, foul weather, and other causes outside of their control. In 1884, Abilene started holding fairs to promote the agriculture products of the area. However, economic growth was retarded as the result of severe droughts between 1909 and 1910, 1917 and 1918, and the decline of farm prices between the 1920’s and the 1930’s.
Civic leaders desperately wanted additional railroad connections because the prosperity of the community was dependent on adequate transportation. They succeeded when the Abilene and Southern Northern and the Abilene and Northern railroads provided south/north connections in the early 1900’s. The Santa Fe Railroad never made it to Abilene. The establishment of the Abilene Street Railway improved internal transportation, and, after 1919, was known as the Abilene Traction Company, which ran streetcar lines between 1908 and 1931. In 1891, the Abilene Electric Light and Power started operating. In 1895, private telephone service started. In 1905, city electricity and water were combined into one company known as the Abilene Light and Water Company. In 1923, West Texas Utilities establishe4d and the gas operations were acquired by Lone Star Gas.
WW II brought on the modern era began for all of Texas as well as Abilene. In 1940, the outlook of the community, leadership, urban landscape, and demographic composition changed with the acquisition of Camp Barkeley, a US Army post. Millions of dollars were infused into the economy by the one and one-half million soldiers who spent some time at Barkeley and at the air base at Tye, which was established in 1943. In 1952, Congress approved the establishment of Dyess Air Force Base, after a significant amount of pressure was placed on Congress to establish an Air Force base to maintain the flow of federal dollars following WW II. Atlas and Nike missile installations and their launching sites were constructed in the early 1960’s close to Abilene, but, within three years, were phased out.
Following WW II, the oil industry, which included the development of oilfield service, refining, drilling, and exploration industries, expanded considerably. Manufacturing facilities increased to 145 in 1982 from 111 in 1979. Parallel expansion was happening in wholesale, retail, construction, and banking businesses. All across the state, service employment expanded significantly. In 1986 Abilene had two newspapers, three television stations, seven commercial radio stations, and one public radio station. During the 1960’s, Abilene improved its municipal airport has been served by major commuter lines and carriers.
In the downtown area, Abilene made some significant improvements in 1959. The primary population increases from the 1970’s through the 1980’s was south toward Buffalo Gap, which was encouraged by the location of Fairway Oaks, the Mall of Abilene, and Cooper High School. The major historic sites that are located close by include Buffalo Gap Historic Village and the ruins of Fort Phantom Hill.