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How to File an Hurricane Harvey Inverse Condemnation Flood Claim

The Doan Law Firm

1 Riverwaw Suite 2325

Houston, Texas 77056


If you are like the vast majority of Texans, you've never heard the term "Hurricane Harvey inverse condemnation flood claim." Depending on what happened to you, and your home or business, during Hurricane Harvey, or in its immediate aftermath, you need to familiarize yourself with an inverse condemnation flood case and how to file a claim.

The Doan Law Firm Hurricane Harvey Hotline is staffed right now at (833) FLOOD-LAWYER. We stand ready to assist you in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, any time, day or night.

Home Flooding from Water Released from Area Reservoirs

Many people in Houston and Harris County thought they made it through the worst of Hurricane Harvey without significant damage to their home. Unlike thousands of people in the area, these people avoided the flooding of their homes.

Sadly, their luck was not to last -- perhaps your luck was not to last.

In the middle of the night, at 2:00 a.m., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operating in conjunction with the City of Houston and Harris County, ordered the release of massive amounts of water. The consequences of this so-called planned release of water proved to be catastrophic for thousands of homeowners.

Thousands of homes, previously saved from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, were flooded. Indeed, numerous homes ended up completely under water when the government ordered the release of water from the Barker and Addicks reservoirs.

You may have already started the process of pursuing a claim with your insurance company for flood damage to your home as the result of water roaring out of area reservoirs. You be one of thousands of homeowners who have been, or will be, told that their insurance policy does not cover flood damage.

Understanding your plight, realize you're not alone. Of course, there are other homeowners dealing with precisely the same dilemma. More important, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is ready to fight for you. Our legal team stands reach to explore pursuing a Hurricane Harvey inverse condemnation flood claim for you.

What Is Inverse Condemnation?

As mentioned previously, until today you may have never heard of "inverse condemnation." Inverse condemnation occurs when the government does something that results in the take of or damage to property and fails to provide compensation. The government flooding your home through the intentional act of letting water out of reservoirs in the middle of the night provides the foundation upon which a Hurricane Harvey inverse condemnation flood claim can be based.

Process for Pursuing a Hurricane Harvey Inverse Compensation Claim

There is an cliché that has been in vogue for years: "You can't fight city hall." In the case of inverse condemnation, you actually can fight and bring against city hall, in this case the City of Houston, and Harris County to boot. What you likely cannot do is pursue a claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

You do have the right to pursue an inverse condemnation claim if your home was flooded as the result of the tremendous water release from area reservoirs. What you must bear in mind is that fighting any unit of government, pursuing a claim against a governmental entity, is highly complicated. For example, there are specific deadlines and procedures which must be followed when pursuing an inverse condemnation claim. If you miss a deadline, or don't explicitly follow the designated procedure, your otherwise valid claim could be thrown out or denied.

Hire a Doan Law Firm Hurricane Harvey Inverse Condemnation Flood Claim to Fight for You and Your Family

The Doan Law Firm Hurricane Harvey Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will remain in operation as long as Texans are dealing with the aftermath of this historic storm. Our legal team will schedule an initial consultation with you at our office in Houston, or at another of our offices located in the state of Texas. We can also arrange for a virtual appointment via the internet, depending on your circumstances.

During an initial consultation, we will evaluate your Hurricane Harvey inverse condemnation flood claim, and any other storm-related issues you may be dealing with. We will also make sure you get full and complete answers to any of your questions. Our firm does not charge a fee for an initial consultation about your Hurricane Harvey claim.

Our office, serving the greater Houston area, is located at:

The Doan Law Firm

1 Riverway

Suite 2325 Houston

Texas 77056


No Fees, Unless We Win

The Doan Law Firm will charge no attorney fee in your Hurricane Harvey case unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for you.

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After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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