Fellow Texans, can we just say it? That was crazy. Snow, ice, freezing temperatures, no water, no heat, little food. Winter storm Uri, striking in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, was one for the books.
We sincerely hope that you are safe and sound and putting the pieces together after a terribly difficult week. Here at Texas Legal, we’re doing the same as you – figuring things out, making plans and trying to get back to normal.
In the aftermath of the storm, we’d like to offer what assistance we can. There are a number of ways that an attorney can assist you at this time. Hopefully, it makes a difficult time a little bit easier with expertise and know-how.
Here are a few ways your legal plan can help right now:
Did you experience extreme price gouging from your utilities? Although these cases are complicated, it’s worth talking to an attorney about your specific situation to see if anything can be done.
Working with Contractors
If you are working with a contractor to repair storm damage, an attorney can be helpful. You can have an attorney review contracts before you sign them. Also, an attorney can help you with a consumer protection claim if you feel the contractor hasn’t fulfilled their contract.
If you’re a tenant in a rental unit, an attorney can help you make sure repairs are made properly and in a timely fashion. They can also let you know what your rights are as a tenant.
Replacing Wills or Other Important Legal Documents
Were your copies of your wills or trusts destroyed in storm damage? We can help you get a replacement copy through your attorney.
Many Texans are dealing with insurance right now. Whether it’s health, medical, or life insurance, an attorney can help you figure out what the insurance company is obligated to pay and provide.
If your storm damage was not covered by insurance, you may be eligible for government benefits through FEMA, depending on where you live. Get an attorney’s help to figure out if you qualify and how to apply.
Mortgage and Foreclosure Counseling
If you may be facing foreclosure or are unable to pay your mortgage, an attorney’s help can be the difference between keeping your home and losing it. Reach out sooner rather than later if you think you may be facing foreclosure.
Real Estate Law
If you were in the midst of buying or selling your house when the storm hit, storm damage may create extra complications for completing the process. Get an attorney’s help with the process to make sure it goes smoothly.
Get Help From Texas Legal
Finding an attorney to help you with these issues is easier than ever with our new Attorney Finder. Search by area of law and legal issue to find someone near you that can help you recover from Winter Storm Uri. If you need help with your membership, feel free to call us at (512) 327-1372 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.