Tips for Filing your Homeowners Insurance Claims

Date: Nov 05 2018

Hurricane season is over, but property loss or damage can happen at any time. If you suffered damage to your home from a storm, burst pipes, leaks, or fire here are a few tips to help you through any property damage, filing your claim and getting paid as quickly and smoothly as possible:

  • Keep a Record—upon discovering a loss or damage take photos or videos of any damage before attempting temporary repairs and carefully inspect for damages
  • Report your Claim Timely—notonly do you want to file your claim quickly, so repairs can begin as soon as possible, you also want to ensure that you’re filing your claim within any time limits your insurance companymay have set
  • Keep your Receipts and Take Notes—leave a paper trail. If you buy materials from the hardware story for a quick fix, temporarily stay at a hotel or replace damaged personal items, those are all expenses your insurance provider may cover. Take notes throughout the process to help you stay organized

You should know that Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company and they do not protect your interests and they will look for reasons to avoid paying your claim or undervalue it. If you suffered damage to your home from a hurricane, storm, burst pipes, leaks, or fire and your insurance company denies your claim you need an attorney to defend your rights and zealously protect your interests. Contact The Santos Law Offices as soon as possible 305-417-4111

This information is provided by The Santos Law Offices, PA. Our areas of practice include immigration, bankruptcy, insurance litigation, debt harassment, credit card defense, foreclosure defense, student loan relief, and more. Call 305-417-4111 for a free consultation with our attorney. *For information only, not legal advice