If you suffered New Braunfels hail damage in the recent hail storm, you are not alone. More than 110,000 vehicles and thousands of New Braunfels homes were damaged by hail, with estimated damages surpassing $1.4 billion. Suddenly faced with so many New Braunfels hail damage claims, insurance companies are having trouble finding enough adjustors to handle the situation.

Remember: Your hail storm damage interests are directly opposed to the financial interests of your insurance company. The New Braunfels hail damage lawyers at Ketterman Rowland & Westlund are ready to help.

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  • Our New Braunfels Hail Damage Lawyers will aggressively pursue fair compensation for your damages
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  • With so many New Braunfels hail storm claims suddenly saturating the market, insurance adjustors will seek to minimize claims in whatever way they can
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New Braunfels Hail Damage Attorney

New Braunfels hail damage resulting from the 2016 storm will be the costliest the state of Texas has ever experienced. With so many claims to deal with, insurance companies are flying adjustors into New Braunfels from all over the United States to deal with the crisis. Are you certain that you will be treated fairly by your insurance company? If you have doubts, they’re warranted. Protect yourself with help from a qualified New Braunfels hail damage lawyer who fight to help you obtain the full amount of your policy.

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Not only will your New Braunfels Hail Damage lawyer from KRW help you better understand your insurance policy and deductable, they will also act as your personal advocate with the insurance company. Insurance adjustors are notorious for minimizing claims, which can make dealing with them a nightmare, especially when you’ve already suffered losses in a New Braunfels hail storm. Our team of professional New Braunfels litigators will protect your interests, defend your rights, and do everything the law allows to make sure you get the money you’re entitled to after diligently paying your insurance premiums for years.

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New Braunfels Tidbits

New Braunfels is a community in the counties of Guadalupe and Comal. It is the county seat of Comal County. The population of New Braunfels was 57,740 people in 2010, and by 2014, had increased to an approximate population of 66,394 people.

A man named John O. Meusebach stabilized the finances of the community and encouraged the pioneers to begin establishing other neighboring communities. Fredericksburg, which was located some 80 miles to the northwest of New Braunfels, was the largest of these secondary communities.

However, the pioneers had a list of demands that included Meusebach resigning as Commissioner-General and turning the colonization over to a man named Fisher. Although the pioneers were in favor of hanging him, Meusebach kept his composure. After approximately 120 men dispersed, Fisher couldn’t be located. A different group of people pledged their support to Meusebach that same evening, and they assembled and the next day passed resolutions condemning the actions of the mob. As early as 1845, Meusebach himself had thought about leaving Texas, when he penned a letter to Count Castell to announce his intention for returning to Germany after resigning. Meusebach didn’t believe that the Adelsverein was sufficiently organized enough to achieve its objectives. In 1847, he again submitted his resignation, which was accompanied by his financial report to Castell, following the mob visit to New Braunfels. Meusebach had arranged for the transportation of the emigrants inland with the Torrey Brothers. However, the U.S. had already employed the Torrey Brothers for use in the Mexican/American War.

By 1850, New Braunfels was the fourth largest community in Texas, with a population of some 1,723 residents, which only followed Houston, San Antonio, and Galveston in population. The German Zeitung newspaper was first published in 1852, and was edited by a German botanist and fellow Texan named Ferdinand Lindheimer. The newspaper continues to publish under its current name, which is the Herald/Zeitung.

During the 1800’s, processing plants, textile factories, and flour mills for building provided the basis for slow but steady growth. In 1912, the approximate population of New Braunfels was 3,165 people and then at the advent of the Great Depression, the community town doubled in size to some 6,242 people. The boll weevil as well as the Great Depression of the 1930’s, almost ruined the textile industry. This textile industry only returned very slowly. Immediately following and during WW II, a period of new growth started and the population of New Braunfels almost doubled again in the post-depression period. The population of New Braunfels was estimated to be some 12,200 people by 1952. Twice during the 1900’s, New Braunfels reorganized it city government in order to keep pace with the attendant social changes that was associated with this growth. The community replaced the initial aldermanic type of government that was in effect during the 1920’s, with the mayor/commission system, and then replaced that with a council/manager type of government. The year 1947 brought the incorporation of some eight suburbs within the city limits of the community.

New Braunfels added tourism to its list of primary industries during the 1900’s. During the late 1800’s, the replacement of steam and water power with electrical power made the property next to the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers within the city limits available for public use. The community had reserved a considerable amount of this property to be available for parks by buying Landa and Cypress Bend parks in 1936. In 1889, Landa Park was first opened as a private resort area, and was promoted by the International Great Northern Railroad, which had started being developed as a tourist destination for excursions on the weekends from San Antonio. During the decade after WW II, Tourism in New Braunfels increased when the local investors and merchants started capitalizing on the historic and natural attraction that the community offered visitors, as well as the completion of Interstate Highway 35. This was especially true for the recreational opportunities of the Guadalupe River and, of Canyon Lake after 1964.

During the early 1960’s, the Wurstfest, which is a celebration of German heritage as well as the completion of the Natural Bridge Caverns, also facilitated the growth of a tourist industry that by the middle 1980’s, supported some 30 motels and hotels in addition to resort condominiums, around Canyon Lake and the community.

Combined with the continuous vitality of the industrial sector within the community, tourism sustained an estimated 30% percent increase in the population of New Braunfels for many decades following WW II. Another factor in the growth of the community was that Comal County came to be a portion of the metropolitan statistical area for San Antonio in 1973, in addition to the close proximity to San Antonio. During the middle 1980’s, New Braunfels had 14 major industries, that each had over 75 employees, with building materials and textiles, still being the primary industries. This growth was fueled by seven major financial institutions. The population of New Braunfels had increased to 17,859 people by the 1970’s. This population increased again in 1980 to 22,402 people. In 2000 the population had once again increased to 36,494.

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