McDonald Law Firm Newsletter November 2017

Hurricane claims can be tricky.

You should not rely on the insurance company adjuster alone.

The insurance company adjuster (and Xactimate®) may not account for skyrocketing construction costs in your area.

In the wake of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma, basic economic laws of supply and demand go into effect. This means that the prices for construction labor and materials will likely go up, sometimes by as much as double.

Don’t leave money on the table.
To calculate your repair costs, your insurance company adjuster will most likely rely on a software called Xactimate, which may or may not reflect current market conditions in your area.

No one knows your business better than you.

Don’t be one of the 40% that never recover from a disaster.

According to FEMA, almost 40% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster like Harvey or Irma. Of those that do reopen, only 29% are still operational after two years. The stats are staggering. The good news is this doesn’t have to be your business. From effective communication strategy to small business loan opportunities, we’ve come up with a few tips that could help your business beat the odds.

Establishing fault.

Understanding the four elements of negligence.

The one shared factor that all successful personal injury cases have in common is the ability to demonstrate negligence. In other words, the person who suffered the injury needs to establish the other party’s fault.

  1. Establish a Duty of Care
  2. Prove that the Duty of Care was breached
  3. Proving Causation
  4. Actual Damages

Were you injured in an accident?
We will review your potential claim, examine evidence, establish the other party’s negligence and determine damages.

Learn more about establishing fault >

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

Our office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and will reopen at 8:30 am on Monday, November 27.

Let’s talk.

Call: 877-803-2897
Text: 817-203-0260

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