Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HB1774 - Insurers May Elect to Adopt Adjusters’ Liability

The applicability of Texas House Bill 1774 to Hurricane Harvey claims has been a hot topic in the press and on social media. This legislation, which became effective on September 1st, will apply to all Hurricane Harvey lawsuits filed on or after that date. It will also apply to all hail and windstorm lawsuits filed after September 1st. The legislation changes nothing with respect to the work of adjusters handling Texas insurance claims. As always, adjusters should continue to adjust Hurricane Harvey claims promptly, fairly, and consistent with policy terms.