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Storm Damage Attorney

Hurricanes and more cause extensive property damage, affecting Louisiana home and business owners along the Gulf Coast and further inland.

If your insurance company has denied or lowballed your storm damage claim, our lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Learn why people in Lafayette and New Iberia, LA, come to the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy for help with their insurance claims...

Hurricanes Threaten Louisiana Communities

The Louisiana coastal counties most frequently affected by hurricanes in recent decades are Lafourche Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Cameron Parish, and Terrebonne Parish.

Tornadoes in Louisiana


According to The Daily Advertiser, Louisiana is becoming part of tornado alley. The state now ranks third in the nation for tornadoes per square mile. From 2010-2019, the state averaged 32 tornadoes per year.

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Law office of Richard Kennedy

If you've experienced hurricane, tornado, or storm damage and need help dealing with your insurance company, the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy can help. Founded more than 50 years ago, our law firm has proudly represented people from Lafayette, New Iberia, and countless other communities across the state.

In addition to free consultations, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not pay our lawyers unless we can reach a favorable settlement from your insurance company.

Get help covering repairs and losses after a hurricane. Contact our lawyers online, or get in touch with the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy by phone.

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(337) 232-1934

Based in Lafayette, the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy has served Louisiana for more than five decades.

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"After speaking with Mr. Kennedy, we formulated a plan to go forward...first, he had me evaluated to make sure the problems I was having were not the result of some other causes. Then, they investigated all aspects. Always keeping me informed along the way. They make sure you fully comprehend everything and take the time to answer questions and concerns. They are also protective of you, not just during depositions but the entire process. You feel like you are family and that they have your best interests in the forefront." Michelle Rochon, 2013

Tips for Making a Storm Damage Claim

Contact Your Insurance Company

It's important that you contact your insurance company as soon as possible after a hurricane or severe storm. Insurers often visit areas that were hit hardest by the storm first, which may allow you to get the claims process underway soon.

Document the Property Damage

Before cleaning up, be sure to take extensive photos and video of the severe storm or hurricane damage. Collecting evidence of the hurricane damage and taking inventory of your losses will help with the insurance claim process.

Review Your Insurance Policy

Insurance policies can vary if you are a homeowner or business owner. It's important that you review the details of your insurance policies to determine if the damage is eligible for coverage and what potential disputes may arise.

Get Damage Quotes from Contractors

While adjusters will assess your property, it may be worthwhile to consult a third-party to review the property damage. A storm repair contractor can give you a comprehensive cost estimate for repairs to your home or business.

Make a Diary of Your Contacts

You'll talk to many people while making an insurance claim, from insurance representatives and adjusters to contractors and lawyers. Keep a diary of who you talked to, their job title, the date and time, and their contact info.

Why You Need a
Storm Damage Attorney
Our Lawyers Are Here to Help

Going it alone against an insurance company can be intimidating. That's why it's crucial to have a hurricane and storm damage attorney on your side.

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A storm damage lawyer can review the hurricane damage that occurred and factually present the claim to the insurance company. Homeowners and business owners can count on our attorneys to be strong advocates for their claims.


The attorneys at our Lafayette law firm can negotiate on the behalf of property owners to reach a fairer and more equitable settlement. This will allow you and your family to focus on your safety, recovery, and planning for your future.


If we cannot negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, our lawyers can take the property damage claim all the way to court. We are willing to litigate the storm damage claim if it is in your best interests to file a lawsuit.

Helping Clients in Their Time of Need Standing with the People of Louisiana


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Richard is a fantastic attorney! He and his staff were incredible about keeping me well informed about my case and making sure that I got the absolute best settlement possible.

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Dwight Johnson


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Honest, straight forward attorney that explained everything about the legal process concerning my case. I never felt pressured to accept any offer that was made on my case, I was allowed to decide what I would accept. If I ever needed an attorney again, he would be the one I would choose. I trust him so much I have recommended him to others that I know.

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The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy

Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III can help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve after a personal injury. Our attorneys have been recognized by:

  • Super Lawyers®
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent® Rating)

You can schedule a consultation at our office in Lafayette, LA, by contacting us online or by calling (337) 232-1934.

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