IS IT TOO LATE?
No, you still have time, but it has been suggested that the court will take cases first come-first serve. So the earlier the better.
WHO MAY FILE A CLAIM?
If the Addicks / Barker stormwater flooding resulted in loss or damage to your home, vehicles, furniture, and other property, you may be entitled to a claim.
READ LAWSUIT FILED
HOW SHOULD I PICK A LAWYER?
There are many good lawyers who will do a good job. But some won’t. What should you do? Ask:
- Are they BOARD CERTIFIED? You demand that your doctor is. You should also demand that your lawyer is. Less than 4% of lawyers are. To be board certified, you are closely vetted, endorsed by judges and other lawyers and must pass a written test. Do not conclude they are qualified simply because they are a Super Lawyer or Best Lawyer. Those are for-profit companies that have no public purpose. Board certification demonstrates to the public that you are qualified.
- TRIALS: Have they tried a bunch of cases in the past? You need someone with trial experience. However, do not require experience in flood cases. Not many has much experience in this area. It’s a novel area that can be handled by an otherwise competent lawyer.
- GOOGLE them. Can you learn substantive qualities about them when you google them? Everybody describes how qualified they are, but be sure their experience is backed up with substance: how many trials, past leadership positions, past awards, etc.
- TRUST: Do you trust the person you talked to? Will they return your call?