Attorneys are urging Houston homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey to file their insurance claims before a new state law takes effect Sept. 1, but state officials say that’s not necessary.

The Texas Trial Lawyers Association is advising homeowners to file their claims before House Bill 1774 takes effect. The state attorney group argues the new law will make it more difficult for homeowners to sue their insurance companies after it takes effect.

However, the law’s author, Texas Sen. Kelly…

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Flooded Houstonians urged to file claims promptly, but don’t have to before Sept. 1