Waco Property Damage Lawyer
- There are many varieties of property damage you can suffer in Waco
- These include storm damage, hailstorm damage, wind damage, and many others
- Your insurance company will likely do whatever they can to minimize your claim
- Waco Storm Damage Lawyers from our office will help you maximize your settlement
It’s times like these that you need Waco 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 Waco Property Damage Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund. We offer a free consultation, so don’t waste another minute.
Waco Storm Damage Lawyer
Waco Hailstorm Damage Lawyer
Hailstorms are a part of life in Waco, 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 Waco Storm Damage Lawyers are here to seek your best interest
Contact a KRW Waco Storm Damage Lawyer today and make sure you get the compensation you were guaranteed when you signed your insurance papers on the bottom line.
Waco Wind Damage Lawyer
Wind damage is another common form of storm damage in Waco. 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 Waco wind damage lawyer from our law firm today, and get more information without risk or obligation.
About Waco TX
Up until around 1830, the community currently known as Waco was inhabited by an Indian tribe known as Waco was nearly completely wiped out that same year by a tribe of Cherokee Indians. Therefore, the namesake of Waco is the Waco people. In 1837, the Texas Rangers established a fort where the Waco people lived at the strategic crossing of the Brazos. In 1838, at a region close to the South Bosque River, a man named Neil McLennan settled. Mr. McLennan sold his land to a man named Jacob De Cordova and hired a former Texas Ranger named George Erath to inspect and surveyor the region. The first block of the new community was designed by Mr. Erath in 1849. Mr. Earth convinced the land owners, who wanted to name the new community Lamartine, to name the region Waco Village, after the Native Indians who had lived there previously. In early 1849, the first home in Waco, which was a double log cabin that was located on a bluff that overlooked the springs was constructed by a man named Shapley Ross. The first white child to be born in Waco was Mr. Ross’ daughter named Kate.
The year 1857 brought the incorporation of Waco, which has a mean elevation of 400 feet and covers a land area of about 76 square miles. Waco had the advantage of being located on the Chisholm Trail, starting in the late 1860’s, which was a cattle route between Abilene, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.
In order to span the wide Brazos River, the leading residents of Waco embarked on an ambitious project to build the first bridge in 1866. They established the Waco Bridge Company and constructed the brick, 475 foot Waco Suspension Bridge, which, when completed in 1870 was considered the longest span of any bridge west of the Mississippi River.
There were large and immediate economic effects of the Waco Bridge, which attracted cattle herds from the close by Chisholm Trail and there was also an increase in the population of the community, primarily because the immigrants now had a safe passage for their horse drawn carriages to cross the river. The bridge has only been open to traffic by pedestrians since 1971, and is in the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1866, the Waco Tap Railroad Company chartered the Waco and Northwestern Railroad Company. Residents of Waco organized the railroad was organized because they wanted to connect their community with the Texas Central and Houston Railway somewhere around Falls County. Waco became an important stopover for numerous prospective settlers who were traveling west and a major shipping location for a broad location when the Waco and Northwestern Railroad was built into the community in 1871. In the early 1880’s, when two other railroads, namely the Missouri-Kansas-Texas and the St. Louis and Southwestern, arrived in Waco, the community became the center of a transportation network that linked the nascent industries and the cotton farmers of the region with the consumers and the factories across Texas and the country.
Two brothers named Randolph and Addison Clark, from Fort Worth, established the Add-Ran College in 1873. In 1895, the school was relocated to Waco and its name was changed to the Add-Ran Christian University and took up residence in one of the vacant buildings of Waco Female College. In 1902, the name of the school was changed the Texas Christian University and left Waco following the burning down of the main building of the school in 1910. The community of Fort Worth offered Texas Christian University $200,000 and a 50 acre campus to move there.
A man named William Brann published the very successful Iconoclast newspaper in Waco during the 1890’s. Baylor University was one of Mr. Brann’s targets. Mr. Brann reported that officials from Baylor had been making house servants out of imported South American children who were being recruited by missionaries. Mr. Brann was shot in the back by a Baylor supporter named Tom Davis. Mr. Brann then spun around, drew his weapon, and killed Mr. Davis. Mr. Brann died of his wounds after being helped back to his home by his friends.
In order to reflect the significant contribution the cotton industry had on the area, the first Cotton Exhibition and Palace center was constructed in 1894 Cotton had been cultivated in the Bosque and Brazos valleys, and Waco had become known all across the country as a top cotton producer since the end of the Civil War. More than eight million people would attend the annual exposition during the next 23 years. In 1910, the opulent building was destroyed by fire and was reconstructed. The building was torn down after the exposition as the result of the effects of the Great Depression. However, in conjunction with the Brazos River Festival, and in late April, the annual Cotton Palace Pageant is a continuing festival.
Four US Bureau of the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm) agents and six members of the Branch Davidson cult were killed during a shootout in 1993. Later that same year, a standoff between the Branch Davidians and FBI agents ended in a fire that destroyed their compound located in Mount Carmel, close to Waco. Including their leader named David Koresh, 74 people died in the fire.
The Texas Education Agency closed a school known as the Emma L. Harrison Charter School. This school was the first school of its type to have its charter revoked in Texas. The first inkling that something was wrong came when the school waited until October to get its request for textbooks into the state. The checks provided to the local vendors as well as paychecks for the teachers by the school had started to bounce by the middle of December. All but one of the members of the school board resigned by January as word of these issues started to surface. In February, the Waco Tribune Herald started publishing stories about these problems, and a woman named Ida Pinkard banned the media from her campus. By then even the officials in Austin realized there was something terribly amiss. Financial auditors, a special master, and an experienced superintendent were dispatched to get a handle on the situation. The special master recommended that the school be closed as soon as possible. The school funds had been comingled with those of a community center, the contracts were nonexistent and the records were a mess. Unfortunately, of the 103 children who took the TAAS test only 11 passed it.