Phoenix Lightning Damage Claims
Lightning strikes are one of nature’s most chaotic and destructive forces. The property damage it causes can be devastating. At Wayne Wright, we have experts that can deal with the insurance companies to help you make sense from the chaos. Call us today so we can start helping you as soon as possible.
Phoenix Lightning Damage Lawyers
Dangerous lightning accompanies storms over Phoenix
From June to August, monsoon season in Arizona, severe thunderstorms are likely to hit Phoenix, accompanied by dangerous lightening. Lightening is one of the first signs of a monsoon storm, according to ABC15 Arizona.
Monsoon storms also cause haboobs – the huge dust storms that Phoenix residents dread. Haboobs can envelop entire landscapes in minutes. In a 2016 report with tips on staying safe during extreme weather, The Arizona Republic, a daily newspaper distributed all over the state, warned readers about the upcoming monsoon season and its dangerous storms.
The paper reported that a mother and daughter were enveloped by a haboob driving on a road just outside Phoenix in 2015. It toppled the semi-truck in front of them. The wind and rain were so strong, as they waited in their car for help; they were afraid their car would blow over.
In 2008, a monsoon thunderstorm hit the Phoenix airport, with winds of 100 miles per hour, according to the paper. While East Coast towns and cities fear Atlantic hurricanes and Gulf Coast cities frequently brace for those huge storms, storms in Phoenix, with their high winds, dust, rain and lightning, can be just as devastating.
Storms could become more frequent all over the U.S.
Global warming could pose a significant threat by generating more frequent storms that are even more powerful by mid century, according to a University of Florida researcher in 2001.The National Lightning Safety Institute has cited scientists who maintain global warming will likely intensify “extreme weather patterns.”
How dangerous is lightning?
Lightning bolts can hit homes 10 miles from a storm. A flash of lightning can heat the air up to temperatures that are “five times hotter than the surface of the sun.” An estimated 100 bolts of lightning strike the earth every second and each bolt can contain up to “one billion volts of electricity” all according to research by National Geographic.
Fires and power surges are the most common reasons for insurance claims after a lightning strike. Lightning bolts can cause devastating damage. Fires can smolder inside walls undetected until they do enormous damage. Power surges can damage the entire electrical system in a structure, knocking out computers and all the electronic devices inside.
Legal help is a necessity with lightning damage claims
By 2015, the cost per claim for lightning damage was up 56 percent. Phoenix attorney Wayne Wright knows; when claims go up, insurance companies low ball payments to policy holders. He will help you get what you deserve. Wayne Wright is one of America’s top trial lawyers based on his winnings for clients. Calls and evaluations are free. There is no fee until Wayne Wright wins your case.
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