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Hurricane Ida slams into Louisiana coast

Written by: Sill Public Adjusters

Hurricane Ida slams into Louisiana coast

Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast Sunday, leaving more than a million people without power. Crews are now preparing to inspect the damage.

Monday morning, Ida was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but devastating floods are expected as the storm moves north into Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

When the sun comes up Monday morning, we should get our first glimpses of catastrophic damage. Ida arrived as a category four storm with wind speeds of 150 miles per hour. The entire city of New Orleans is reported to be without power.

Our disaster response team at Sill is headed to the area to help property owners who will now be faced with trying to pick up the pieces. We are the leading public adjusters in North America, and we specialize in hurricane insurance claims.

If you own a business or a large residential home that was damaged, you will need to file an insurance claim. Most property owners are not aware that you have the right to hire a public adjuster to get professional help with every step of your claim.

We have a complete team of insurance policy and building damage experts who are prepared to guide you through each step of your claim.

Here's what we do:

  • Review your current policy, identify additional coverages
  • Inspect and document all property damage
  • Negotiate and communicate with your insurance company, so you don't have to
  • Ensure you receive the settlement amount you deserve in your claim
  • Settle your claim much faster

A hurricane damage claim does not have to be overwhelming. Our company handles hundreds of insurance claims each year, and we can take on the burden of managing your claim, so you do not have to.

Once you file a claim, you will be required to create a proof of loss report that documents all of the damage to your building and your belongings. Business owners may also have a business interruption claim. Our forensic accountants can also handle this portion of your claim to help you recover any lost revenue due to storm damage.

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Once you can return to your property, you should know some immediate steps you must take to limit any further damage. It would help if you also started to take photos and videos right away. Contact our team 24/7 to bring in an expert who is prepared to handle a hefty insurance claim.

An insurance claim can turn into a very long and stressful ordeal, but Sill is there to represent your best interests and ensure that you get the settlement you deserve.