The Bastrop Wildfire Claims Lawyers of Williams Kherkher and the Leon Law Firm Discuss FEMA Aid for Wildfire Victims
On September 9th, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced plans to extend financial assistance to Bastrop County residents affected by the recent wildfire. As of October 31, as many as 3,000 Bastrop county residents had applied for and been granted federal assistance, for a total of more than $7.3 million. This important federal aid continues to be available for all Bastrop residents affected by the fire, and those who have not yet applied are encouraged to do so.
The 2011 wildfire in Bastrop County has been recognized as one of the most significant natural disasters in Texas history, with the affected region extending over an area of more than 34,000 acres. More than 1,600 homes in the Bastrop area alone were destroyed in the fire, and property damages exceeded $250 million, making this the most costly single wildfire in Texas history.
The vast majority of wildfire victims had property insurance on their homes, meaning that aside from any federal aid received, many homeowners may also be able to recoup losses by filing an insurance claim. Unfortunately, because of the number of claims involved, insurance companies may be unwilling to properly reimburse some homeowners for the full amount of their damages. If you are having problems getting the money you need from your insurance company, the experienced legal professionals of Williams Kherkher and the Leon Law Firm are prepared to help you.
About Williams Kherkher and the Leon Law Firm
Williams Kherkher is a mass-tort law firm based in Houston, Texas, offering legal assistance to clients nationwide. The Leon Law Firm, P.C., has years of experience helping clients that receive limited cooperation from their insurance provider. Both firms are prepared to work with clients to ensure that they get the financial support that they need for damage to their home or business. For more information, visit the website at www.bastropcountyfires.com.
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