Omar Ochoa Law Firm

Houston Property Damage Lawyer

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When you experience a loss, you expect your insurer to cover your damages. Omar Ochoa Law Firm holds insurers accountable so homeowners and businesses receive fair compensation for property damage in Houston.

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You buy property insurance in case your home or business suffers damage. But while your insurance provider gladly takes your premiums, it will often fight property damage claims.

Insurers know your desperation. Your home may have been damaged or destroyed. You may need to replace clothing and other personal property. And your business property might have been damaged so severely that you cannot earn a living. But insurers also know they can get away with denying and underpaying claims because you need to get your life back on track.

We help policyholders get the best possible payout for their insurance claims. Whether you need help filing your claim or you have already received a claim denial, we will guide you through the claims process by:

  • Submitting evidence to support your claim
  • Responding to claim denials
  • Negotiating with adjusters
  • Filing a lawsuit if you cannot get fair compensation

If your property insurance claim was underpaid or denied, or if you would like assistance filing your property damage claim, call us at (956) 253-3121 or request a free consultation today.

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Property Damage Cases We Help With

Most standard insurance policies will list the property and the type of loss covered. When you suffer property losses in Houston, we'll review your policy provisions to make sure they cover your situation. Your loss event could arise from natural disasters like storms, disasters inside the home like a broken water pipe, or criminal acts like vandalism or burglary.Some common types of claims include:

Homeowners Insurance Claims

Commercial Property Damage Claims

Fire Damage

Wind Damage

Water Damage

Flood Damage

Hail Damage

Tornado Damage

Hurricane Damage

Car Accident Damage

Toxic Mold

Theft and Burglary Losses

Standard policies cover fire, storm, and wind damage to your home or personal belongings. Anything attached to your home is usually covered. Coverage for any detached buildings will depend on your policy.

Covered losses include structural damage to your company's building or fixtures. Business equipment, inventory, and records are also covered by most insurance companies. Additionally, coverage includes damage due to fire, storms, theft, and internal water damage.

A standard property insurance policy covers buildings and contents damaged or destroyed by fire. You can also file a fire damage claim for water or smoke-damaged property. Neither homeowners insurance nor commercial property insurance will cover arson.

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Standard property insurance covers damage caused by wind resulting from storms. Wind from tornadoes or hurricanes may be included.

A standard policy covers damage from water originating inside the property. Water damage coverage usually does not cover water from natural sources. Common water damage claims usually come from broken pipes, water heaters, and washing machines.

Homeowners and commercial property insurance will usually not cover flood damage to structures on floodplains. You can buy separate flood insurance to cover flooding from natural bodies of water.

Wind and hail damage usually falls within your homeowners or commercial property policy. Typical hail damage claims cover roofs, windows, siding, and gutters. Home insurance does not cover hail damage to vehicles.

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Damage to your home or business by a tornado is usually covered by your property damage insurance. Tornado damage includes damage from wind or debris. Your homeowners or commercial property policy usually pays for debris cleanup as well.

Some properties may require separate hurricane insurance. In most areas, you can get the equivalent of hurricane coverage by buying homeowners insurance to cover wind and storm damage and flood insurance to cover flooding.

You can file a property damage claim if a car hits your home. It can also cover damage to your fence, mailbox, or other structures. Property owners cannot file a claim when a car hits their parked cars.

Mold is usually only covered in a property damage policy if it results from another covered peril, like water damage from a storm-damaged roof. When covered, the insurance company will pay the cost of mold removal.

Criminal acts like vandalism, theft, and burglary are usually covered by property insurance. Arson is typically not covered.

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When you suffer property damage, trust our team of Houston property damage attorneys to help you get the compensation required under your insurance policy. Contact us for a free consultation.

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When You Need to Hire a Houston Property Damage Attorney

Your insurance company faces a conflict of interest. It has a contractual duty to pay valid claims for property damage. But it also has a financial incentive to pay as little as possible.

You should consider hiring an experienced property damage attorney when disputes arise with the insurance company, including:

Damage Issues

The insurance company might dispute the cause or value of the damage you suffered. For example, an insurer might say that your property damage was a preexisting condition.

Coverage Problem

You can only get paid if your property was damaged by a covered peril. An adjuster may deny your claim on the grounds that your policy did not cover the way the damage occurred.

Bad Faith

Every insurance company has a legal duty to investigate and pay claims in good faith. Bad faith practices include denying a claim without investigating it.

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If your property has been damaged, don't worry. Our team of expert property damage lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Reach out for free case review

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How Our Property Damage Lawyers Can Help You

Property owners face an uphill battle to get fair and just compensation from their insurance companies. An insurance company could bury you with paperwork, delay your claims process, or offer an unreasonably low settlement.

Our property damage lawyers will manage your property damage claim and deal with your insurance company, so you can focus on rebuilding your life. We will:

  • Review all your policies to identify all possible sources of insurance benefits
  • Help you gather the evidence to prove your losses and document their values
  • Work with insurance company adjusters and home inspectors to make sure they include all your losses in the claims process
  • Respond to any denied claim with evidence and arguments to try to overcome it
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair and just settlement

Sometimes, just having a Houston property damage lawyer on your side will convince the insurer to treat you fairly and handle your claim in good faith. But even claims handled by Houston property damage attorneys may get wrongfully denied.

If your insurance carrier fails to meet its obligations under the policy and Texas law, we can prepare and file a lawsuit against the insurer. A lawsuit can force the insurer to address your claim fairly or face a jury trial.

No Recovery, No Fee

We represent property owners on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay our fee only after we recover compensation from your insurer. If we recover nothing, you pay no legal fees.

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Why Choose Omar Ochoa Law Firm for Your Property Damage Claim in Houston?


There’s no one-size-fits all solution. Every client is individual and we tailor our services for their specific needs.

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We have years of experience under our belts and a proven track record of settlements and verdicts

Available 24/7

We pride ourselves on being a resource for our clients to turn to whenevery they need it

There Is No Fee Unless We Win

It’s simple: if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

We Offer Spanish-Speaking Services

Members of our team are fluent in Spanish and ready to serve clients in their preferred language.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Want to hear more about how we help and what we do? Don’t just take our word for it. Read our real client reviews and testimonials - and see videos from our real former clients. 


Mr. Ochoa was able to help us after a hurricane get us more for our property damage. Also great friendly staff was able to answer all questions!!!

Richard Trevino


First time getting a lawyer for an accident, Omar Ochoa Lw firm was very helpful in providing clear instructions and information to help me battle my motor vehicle case. I would highly recommend.

Jodabeni Dondeli


I am highly recommending Omar Ochoa law firm. We had damage to our roof and were not satisfied with our insurance.  Got recommended to Mr Ochoa he really did all he Could to help us get enough to repair our roof.  Staff are also very friendly and helpful.  This currently helps to feel welcome.  Again I highly recommend if you are looking for help with roof repair and you were not satisfied with your insurance reimbursement

Imelda Garza

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FAQs about Property Damage Insurance Claims

Types of property damage covered by homeowners’ insurance in Houston, TX

Your homeowner's insurance policy covers many types of losses you may suffer after a covered peril, including:

  • Property damage, including the repair or replacement cost for your home and attached structures
  • Repair or replacement of detached buildings on your property under certain circumstances
  • Personal liability coverage, if a guest gets injured on your premises or your dog attacks someone on or off your property
  • Debris removal to put your home and property into the same condition it was in before the covered event
  • Excess living expenses to pay for you to live somewhere else until your home gets repaired
  • Payments to repair or replace personal property

You will document your losses using receipts showing the cost of acquiring the property. You will also collect repair estimates to prove how much it will cost to repair the property damage.

Your insurer will usually not pay for unique items, like artwork or collectibles unless you specifically included them in your policy. The insurer will also base any payments on the market value of your property, not its sentimental value.

How long do you have to file a property damage claim in Houston?

Your policy will set any filing deadline for claims. A standard policy has a one-year deadline to file an insurance claim. But you should consider filing as soon as possible after a loss so you can preserve and document the damaged property.

If your property was damaged by a third party, such as a vandal, you have two years to file a lawsuit against them under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. In these cases, you will probably start with your insurer, since its deadline will occur much earlier than the statute of limitations for a lawsuit.

Common reasons an insurance company denies property damage claims

Insurance companies can deny claims for many reasons, including:

  • A covered peril did not cause your loss
  • Your property was not included in the policy
  • You did not pay your insurance premiums
  • You misled the insurance company when it issued the policy
  • Your claim included inaccurate or misleading information

These reasons can support a denial if the insurer has conducted a good-faith investigation and has a reasonable basis to believe them to be true. But if the insurer uses these reasons as an excuse to avoid paying your claim, you can challenge the claim denial.

A typical response to a claim denial will include evidence and legal arguments to the claims adjuster. If your adjuster refuses to reverse the denial despite your evidence overcoming it, you may need to go to court.

When an insurer refuses to pay a claim covered by the insurance policy, it breaches the insurance contract. If it refuses to pay without a reasonable explanation for the denial, it may also have violated Texas insurance laws requiring it to act in good faith. 

If you win a lawsuit, the insurer will need to pay for your losses, including those caused by its unreasonable delay.