Resolution of Bastrop Fire Claims
On September 4, 2011, an enormous wildfire swept through the piney woods of Bastrop County, burning hundreds of homes and causing unprecedented property damage. According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire, which spread between Bastrop and Paige, Texas, blackened more than 50 square miles and burned more than 1,700 homes and businesses—a record number destroyed in a single fire in Texas history. The home of our lead attorney’s parents, Kenneth and Sheryl Storm, was in the direct path of the wildfire, forcing Mr. and Mrs. Storm to flee their home with only minutes’ notice. The home was burned to the ground and the entire contents of the home were consumed in the blaze. Eric Storm observed, “Except for a few picture albums they stuffed into the back of their car, my parents lost everything they had accumulated during their 45 years of marriage. It was a devastating blow to them.”
When Mr. and Mrs. Storm were unable to reach an agreement with their insurance carrier regarding the value of their loss, they retained the services of the Storm Law Firm to conduct an investigation and to eventually file a lawsuit on their behalf. Click here to view a copy of the Original Petition we filed on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Storm. “I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to leverage my legal skills and the resources and experience of my law firm to help my parents in their time of great need.” Mr. Storm said. By agreement of the parties, the terms of the settlement reached in this case are confidential.