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Natural Disaster? You May Need a Lawyer

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Think back just a few years, and what events stand out in your memory? Some really big ones may jump out at you: the 2004 Indonesian tsunami; the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. A little more recent and closer to home: Hurricane Katrina, August 2005 (over 1800 dead, over $100 billion in damage). The Joplin, Missouri tornado, May 2011 (over 150 dead, nearly $3 billion).

But when you think about just last year in the United States, the number and frequency of natural disasters becomes more striking. The worst of 2012:

  • Hurricane Isaac, August – AL, FL, LA,
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