What to Do After a Fire in Your Home or PropertyIf your property has been affected by a fire, you should first contact your insurance company and start the claims process. Documenting everything and taking pictures of any damage caused by the fire is crucial. Once you have a claim number, our attorneys can begin working with your insurance company to ensure you're getting the compensation you deserve.
Dealing With the AftermathAfter a fire, you may be dealing with issues such as:
- Smoke damage
- Water damage from putting out the fire
- Total loss of your belongings, including your home or property
Fire Damage Claim DisputesOne of the most common reasons for disputes is that the insurance company denies your claim. Some common problems that arise include:
- The insurance company denies your claim or delays payment of your claim
- The insurance company offers you a low settlement
- The insurance company believes that your policy does not cover your damages
- You are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company on the value of your damages
How To Claim Fire DamageThe insurance claim process has many steps and deadlines. It can be complicated and drawn-out, and it's not always clear what to do or when to do it. You can take some proactive steps to make the process go more smoothly:
- Document everything related to your claim, including all communications with your insurance company.
- Ensure you understand your policy and what is covered before filing a claim.
- Be prepared to provide documentation of the damage, such as photos or estimates from contractors.
- Remain calm and seek professional legal counsel.