UPDATE: Reich & Binstock is no longer accepting new Hurricane Harvey flood clients. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have further questions, please contact our office at 713-622-7271.
Flood forecasts kept secret before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that in the days before Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ projections showed that Barker and Addicks would flood upstream homes and businesses. However, the Corps of Engineers only shared these predictions with Harris and Fort Bend County authorities and Houston city officials but NOT the public. More than 9,000 homes and businesses were flooded. Before Harvey, many of those home and business owners did not even know their neighborhoods were at risk of inundation, and many did not have flood insurance.
Victims of Addicks & Barker Reservoir
The law firm of Reich & Binstock extended a helping hand to victims of the Addicks & Barker Reservoir floods. Many people affected by the intentional release of water by the Army Corp of Engineers sustained damages far greater than the maximum amount payable under their flood policies or that would be recoverable from FEMA. As a result, it was in their best interest to explore filing a lawsuit against the Army Corp of Engineers.
Addicks & Barker Reservoir Floods
These cases were highly complex and required the retention of expert witnesses such as hydrologists, civil engineers and appraisers to meet the burden of proof required by legal precedent. We handled these cases on a contingency basis, which means our clients were not charged any attorneys’ fees or expenses incurred in proving their case unless there was a financial recovery on their behalf.
Texas Flood Litigation Attorneys
Reich & Binstock has extensive experience in Flood Litigation having litigated most of the major flood events that have impacted Harris County over the past 30 years. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting new cases related to the Hurricane Harvey flooding. For other flooding or natural disaster cases, we’ll be happy to assist you. Call us today at 713-622-7271 or via our online intake form.
Read the full report at the financial impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston Households provided by Houston Public Radio and JPMorganChase Institute. Chase analyzed transaction data from a million checking accounts to measure the economic hit of Harvey http://bit.ly/2t6THCK .
Source: Houston Chronicle