Wildfire Claims Attorneys of Williams Kherkher and The Leon Law Firm Discuss Statistics for 2011 Wildfire Season
(Houston, TX) -New statistics about the central Texas wildfires have brought attention to the historic damages that the ongoing disaster has caused in the region. Even as the worst of the fires have come under control, new ones continue to crop up and the threat level remains high. The central Texas wildfire claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher and The Leon Law Firm have identified some key numbers from new reports that illustrate the extent of the devastation to homes and businesses in the Bastrop County and Steiner Ranch areas.
When the central Texas fires were at their worst, it was not yet possible to assess with accuracy the number of acres burned, the number of homes destroyed, or the number of businesses closed. The fires still have not ended, but authorities believe that the worst has finally past for the embattled residents of Bastrop County and Steiner Ranch. According to an agency that tracks wildfire statistics nationwide, as of mid-October the damage toll for Texas’s 2011 wildfire season sits at:
- 24,436 separate fires
- 3,790,063 acres burned
- 2,870 residences destroyed
- 4,913 non-residential buildings destroyed
The non-residential buildings include many small, local businesses that helped support the economy of the central Texas region. Insurance companies have been inundated with fire damage claims. The issuance of these claims could help home and business owners rebuild destroyed structures, repair damaged ones, and revitalize the local economy. However, because some policyholders have found that insurance companies are reluctant to approve certain valid fire damage claims, it may be beneficial to have an experienced insurance claims attorney on your side.
About the Wildfire Claims Lawyers
The lawyers of Williams Kherkher and The Leon Law Firm are prepared to help Bastrop and Steiner Ranch fire victims get the compensation they need according to their insurance policy. For more information about insurance claims and the recent central Texas wildfires, visit the website at www.bastropcountyfires.com.
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