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
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
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
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
Suite 2325 Houston
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.