Residents of the valley deal with hail damage insurance claims

Residents of the valley deal with hail damage insurance claims

Even though the storm on Friday night damaged everything in the Rio Grande Valley, some Valley residents are still trying to fix the damage from the severe weather the week before.

“At the point when I went into HEB, I could hear it falling on the rooftop, and it was at that point past the point of no return. It was already too late when I walked outside to hear thunder, rain, and falling hail. According to McAllen resident Julio Mercardo, the damage was already done.

This week, residents of the Valley are dealing with a variety of issues, including hail damage.

“Because it was brand-new, I was worried. Mercado stated, “I was devastated, you know what I mean, but I can always repair it.”

Jared Zuniga, a local auto mechanic, claims that the storms last week kept him busy.

“Man, I’ve witnessed a wide range of damages.” “It would look like a golf ball from small dents to three or four on your hood or just your entire hood,” Zuniga stated.

When hail damage occurs, the first thing you should do is file a claim with your insurance company to determine the cost.

“Protection will let you know that you need to take it to a body shop or a shop, get a gauge, and afterward from that point we can see what occurs. We require a few hours to do a full gauge,” Zuniga said.

Mercado intends to pay for himself rather than using insurance.

Mercardo stated, “Because the deductible is high and he’s going to ask me for less than the deductible.”

The typical auto deductible ranges from $250 to $2,000

Because hurricane season begins on June 1, now is the time to review both your car insurance and your home insurance, not just for hail but also for other protections, like flooding.

“It requires 30 days for it to produce results, so it’s vital to buy it to buy early,” CND Protection specialist Nubia Guerra said.

Check your insurance policy to make sure you are covered as the rainy season approaches if you are one of the thousands of people who have suffered damage as a result of several storms this week.