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Disaster Litigation/Property Damage

The devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina, Ike and Gustav have left an everlasting imprint upon the Greater New Orleans area and southern Louisiana. In the wake of catastrophic events such as these, a subsequent tragedy occurs when individuals and businesses are unable to collect on their insurance claims.

A significant part of the work performed at Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, LLC, consists of representing clients in first-party insurance claims. As members of the New Orleans community, our lawyers understand disaster insurance law matters and have a personal stake in helping our clients obtain necessary payments from the coverage they pay for.

We are a law firm that has been prominent in the successful handling of first-party insurance claims, including hurricane, fire, flood, homeowners, business interruption, GCL or professional coverage, construction completion and UM claims.

Our lawyers advise clients on what to look for in an insurance policy when obtaining disaster coverage or homeowner insurance. Our firm has resolved and/or prosecuted over 1000 claims arising from Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, with damages which exceed $50 million in additional payment to our clients. We help businesses with insurance cases, addressing issues of property damage and business interruption. Utilizing the expertise of consultants and accountants we are able to meticulously review policies and successfully litigate cases.

Insurance disputes for property damage after a disaster are filed against your insurer. This is called a “first-party” insurance claim. When such claims are denied or not paid timely, additional penalties may be recovered by the homeowner or business owner. Insurance disputes arising out of a fire loss or other casualty can involve the recouping of a lifetime of savings or work. When an insurance dispute involves damage to a business, often times, the business operations have to be suspended. Business interruption insurance is offered to protect business owners from suffering continued business losses over the period of time it will take to repair the business property.

If you have suffered property damage or loss because of the negligence or carelessness of another party or because you were the victim of a hurricane, flood, fire or other disaster, you may be able to obtain recovery under your insurance policy or from the insurance company of the liable party. Our Louisiana property damage lawyers have settled over 1,000 claims since Hurricane Katrina, and our clients have received the financial recovery they were entitled to for their damages to their real property and personal property.

For more information or to schedule a initial consultation with our disaster litigation and property damage attorneys, call 985-218-0494 or 504-662-9596, or contact us online.

Our law firm represents the homeowners and business owners in the metropolitan New Orleans area and throughout southern Louisiana, including Metairie, Slidell, Chalmette, St. Bernard, Gretna, Mandeville, Franklinton, Jefferson, Mandeville, Madisonville, Pearl River, Kenner and Baton Rouge.

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