Local lawyer offers legal advice ahead of next hurricane season

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Local lawyer offers legal advice ahead of next hurricane season

The 2022 hurricane season begins June 1.



HURRICANE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM LAST YEAR, ESPECIALLY FROM HURRICANE IDA. WE ARE REACHED BY A LAWYER AT LKTA MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR THIS YEAR’S SEASON AND HANDLE ANY UNRESOLVED CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE FROM LAST YEAR. LET’S START WITH THIS HURRICANE SEASON. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE THINK? I>>IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE WE ARE ABOUT TO OVER. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING PEOPLE SHOULD CHECK FIRST IS THAT THEY NOW HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE. WITH ALL THE HURRICANES THAT HAVE HIT LOUISIANA IN THE PAST YEARS, A FEW INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE WITHDRAWN. NUMBER ONE, MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE. TWO, ​​NE O THINGS THAT HAVE BECOME REALLY IMPORTANT IN ALL CLAIMS STILL PENDING IS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DOCUMENTED WHAT YOU HAVE. TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, EVEN YOUR EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME IS VERY IMPOANRTT TO SHOW THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEOM BEFORE ANY STORM. MORGAN: I guess that’s something you recommend doing right from the start. JUNE AND JYUL ARE GREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS, BUT BE PREPARED AS SOON AS YOU CAN. >> ABSOLUTELY, DEFINITELY BEFORE THE STORM. SOME OF USAV HAS HAD DAMAGE TO OUR HOMES. I KNOW I HAD DAMAGE TO TOY M’S HOUSE WITH HURRICANE IDA. THE STATUS OF YOUR MEHO CHANGES. TAKE PHOTOS TO SHOW THE CONDITION OF YOUR HOME AS IT IS NOW, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WHO HAVE DONE REPAIR WORK VISIT THE HOME TO SHOW IT HAS BEEN DONE SINCE THE LAST STORM. MORGAN: OM SETHING WE HEAR FROM MANY PEOPLE IN THE EAST COMMUNITY, THAT I AM STILL DEALING WITH UNRESOLVED ISSUES FROM LAST YEAR. A LOT OF PEOPLE SPECIFICALLY, IDA. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE BE THINKING IF THEY ARE STILL PROBLEMED FROM LAST YEAR’S STORMS? >> IF YOU’RE STILL WORKING YOUR CLAIM, AND MANY OF US STILL ARE, BE PERSISTENT. MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THEIR SECOND, FOURTH — SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, ME JUST. — I’VE JUST. BE PERSISTENT. STAY ON THE ADJUSTER. CALL THEM AND STAY ON THEM. MANY PEOPLE WILL SETTLE THEIR CLAIMS. MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE DIRECTION OF THINGS. JUST BE PERSISTENT. MORGAN: HOW CAN A LAWYER CALL PEOPLE IF THEY FEEL THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE ANSWERS THEY NEED? >> WE ARE NOW NINE MONTHS SINCE HURRICANE IDA. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THEIR REQUESTS APPLY WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE. IF THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR CLAIMS AND THEY ARSAE SATISFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SATISFIED, I REALLY THINK IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR THEM TO CONSULT THE CLAIMS LAWYER OR ADJUSTER AT LSTEA TO REVIEW THEIR CLAIM AND SEE, ARE THEY DISTRIBUTED FAIY? RL DID THEY RECEIVE EVERYTHING THEY SHOULD HAVE? USUALLY THERE ARE FREE CONSULTATIONS. MORGAN: YOU CAN BE AN ADVOCAT FOR THIS. >> ABSOLUTELY. MO RGAN: AWESOME. HURRICANE SENAS BEGINS JUNE 1ST

Local lawyer offers legal advice ahead of next hurricane season

The 2022 hurricane season begins June 1.

Local attorney Joseph Piacun is urging residents to prepare now for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. He advised people to take photos of their property in advance and ensure they have the correct insurance cover. if a person has unresolved claims from previous storms, including Hurricane Ida. He added that if an insured fails on their own, they should consider consulting with an attorney who handles such cases. Piacun said these consultations are usually free.

Local attorney Joseph Piacun is urging residents to prepare now for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1.

He advised people to take photos of their property in advance and ensure they have the correct insurance coverage.

Piacun also said to be persistent if a person has unresolved claims from previous storms, including Hurricane Ida.

He added that if an insured fails on their own, they should consider consulting with an attorney who handles such cases. Piacun said these consultations are usually free.

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