Houston Property Damage Lawyer
- There are many varieties of property damage you can suffer in Houston
- These include storm damage, hailstorm damage, wind damage, and many others
- Your insurance company will likely do whatever they can to minimize your claim
- Houston Storm Damage Lawyers from our office will help you maximize your settlement
In Houston, 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 KRW Houston Property Damage Lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
It’s times like these that you need Houston 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 Houston Property Damage Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund. We offer a free consultation, so don’t waste another minute.
Houston Storm Damage Lawyer
Houston Hailstorm Damage Lawyer
Hailstorms are a part of life in Houston, 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? KRW Houston Storm Damage Lawyers are here to seek your best interest
Contact a KRW Houston Storm Damage Lawyer today and make sure you get the compensation you were guaranteed when you signed your insurance papers on the bottom line.
Houston Wind Damage Lawyer
Wind damage is another common form of storm damage in Houston. 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 KRW Houston wind damage lawyer from our law firm today, and get more information without risk or obligation.
About Houston TX
From the moment that is was founded, Houston has always been an entrepreneurial place. Two brothers from New York State, one who was a pragmatist and a bookkeeper named Augustus Allen and his brother, who was a dreamer and a shopkeeper named John Allen joined numerous Americans who purchased the inexpensive land authorized by Mexico and offered by the Galveston Land Company. This conveyed the right to settle on the wide open Mexican state of Coahuila, Texas. The Allen brothers headed for a community of intrigue on the border between American Louisiana and Mexican Texas, known as Nacogdoches, where discussions about a revolution against Mexico were fermenting. They befriended a giant of a man who had served as a U. S. Congressman and a governor of Tennessee named Sam Houston, prior to becoming countrified and riding into Texas to cause trouble on behalf of President Andrew Jackson. This trouble would become a rebellion resulting in the slaughter of Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis and approximately 140 other men in San Antonio at the Alamo between late February 1836 and early March 1836. San Houston wreaked his revenge in East Texas, on the San Jacinto River one month later. He led Texas forces to kill over 600 Mexican troops and captured their commander, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
For the rough-hewn Republic of Texas, independence came with that victory. The Allen brothers, who had been busy looking for property on which to build a speculative community, bought 6,642 acres in addition to the west bank of Buffalo Bayou, which was a meandering, muddy stream that slowly flowed southward into the bustling port of Galveston.
The Allen brothers realized that every nation needs a capital. There was absolutely no reason that this barren place couldn’t be grandly named in honor of their friend. The brothers constructed a wooden, two story capitol building to house a government. The new Texas Congress relocated to this muddy frontier community from Columbia in 1837. Soon, this coastal prairie had crude tents, and lean tos, as well as shacks that passed for shops, taverns, and log cabins springing up everywhere. People were very anxious to get a foothold in the wooly and wild place. Although it was three years before Houston had a church, a theater was built in a matter of weeks.
The Allen brothers made a fortune selling lots, primarily because the property was easy to subdivide, since it was flat. However, was no longer the state capital. A man who succeeded Sam Houston as the President of Texas named Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar relocated the state capital to another community in the Texas Hill Country named Waterloo in 1839. In honor of the Father of our Country, the name Waterloo was changed to Austin.
In spite of this, Houston thrived anyway. The railroad and freight wagons from the country of the fertile Brazos River converging on the little community and carried hides and cotton that were headed for Galveston. It wasn’t long before the chamber of commerce started advertising Houston as the place where 17 railroads meet the sea in spite of the fact that the Gulf of Mexico was 50 miles away. In 1901, the Houston Left Hand Fishing Club proudly bought the first automobile, which then sputtered into the community. In 1935, air passenger service arrived with a flight by Braniff Airlines. Houston actually became the capital of commerce in Texas. The community grew in such scintillating fashion, so fast, and with such a profusion of schemes, wealth, dreams, and ideas that it became known as the Babylon on the Bayou.
Community burghers unanimously named their humble docks the Port of Houston from the moment a steamboat first made its way up Buffalo Bayou to Houston in 1844. The business leaders in the community attempted to convince the U.S. Congress to pay for the deepening and the widening of the bayou so that it could really become a deep water channel. They won the day, in 1910 but only after making a promise to pay for half of the bill. Right in time to profit from the war in Europe, in 1914, the 36 foot deep Houston Ship Channel was finished, resulting in a huge turning basin in the old community of Harrisburg, by then a part of fast growing Houston on the east.
Largely as the result of the killer hurricane that devastated the rival Galveston in 1900, the Port of Houston rapidly prospered. Galveston boasted the second number of millionaires, per capita, in the country at that time. Literally all of these millionaires made their fortunes in the shipping industry. Galveston delayed in rebuilding its port and learned that it had lost much of its business to the upstart port upstream. Houston offered abundant fresh water, less expensive prices, and it wasn’t long before their refineries and docks were protected from the direct force of the gulf storms. The port facilities in Houston had become the eighth largest in the country by 1930.
After 1901, prosperity for the community of Houston and the Port of Houston was assured. At Gladys City, close to Beaumont the monumental Spindletop gusher blew, that same year. Soon the prairies of East Texas were filled with wooden derricks and fortunes were being made and lost as oil refineries seemed to be everywhere next to the Houston Ship Channel that fed the insatiable appetite this country had for oil and gasoline. Huge oil companies were born in Houston, and as the energy capital of the world was being born, sophisticated chemical operations were evolving.
During WW II, the critical factors on the home front were Houston’s steel manufacturing, oil production, and shipbuilding. Houston nurtured some legendary figures, such as Will Clayton, who had been president of the largest cotton company in the world. During the 1950’s, Roy Hofheinz was a cantankerous mayor.
On the East Texas plain, civic selflessness, generosity, and sophistication permeated the commercialism of the emerging community. For instance, there was the altruism of M.D. Anderson, who was an assiduous partner with Will Clayton in the largest cotton brokerage in Houston. In 1939, Dr. Anderson, who was a bachelor who lived alone in a downtown hotel, passed away. The good Dr. Anderson left most of his substantial fortune to a foundation to be dedicated in part to hospitals for the care of the aged, young, and sick, as well as the helpless and incompetent among the people. In 1942, his executors approved the expenditure of the funding to locate the new cancer treatment center at the University of Texas, which was named for Anderson in Houston.