Wildfire Damage Claim Attorneys
Wildfires are devastating on numerous levels because of how quickly they can spread and the damage they cause. For policyholders living in regions prone to wildfires, it is important to take certain steps to protect your home. Wildfires can cause serious damage for residential or commercial property owners. When a wildfire hits your property, it can damage both the interior and exterior of your property including any or all personal items you have inside.
Although wildfires can be destructive, the amount of damage can vary depending on the severity of the fire and smoke to your property. There is nothing more frustrating than damages to your property. The only thing more frustrating than the damage itself is trying to deal with an insurance company that does not want to pay for the full extent of the damages.
Unfortunately, the damage done by wildfires sometimes results in the tragic loss of life among civilians, first responders and wildlife. Even if homes and businesses are not destroyed during a wildfire’s rampant spreading, they may still suffer extensive damage as a result. The flames can destroy properties, foundations, and all contents with smoke being an obvious side-effect. Even if you manage to escape the wildfires and their smoke, returning to your home or business only to find it severely damaged by flames can be incredibly detrimental. Fire and soot residue will start to settle onto a property and its contents immediately and can be toxic.
What Damage May Be Caused?
- Entire property and foundation destruction
- Furniture can be damaged
- Walls may become damaged by heat transfers
- Windows can become discolored or warp
- Vehicles can become damaged or warp
- Plants and soil may become harmed or contaminated by smoke
- Concrete can crack because of dehydration or prolonged heat-exposure
- Roofs may become damaged by burning embers drifting from nearby flames
It is important to know the limits and coverages of your insurance policy. The extent of your damage needs to be carefully documented, as well as the cause of the damage. You need to fully understand what type of damage is and is not covered by your insurance policy. Insurance companies have started to significantly limit the coverage available for hail damage on property owner’s policies. What if your claim gets denied? If that happens, we can still help!
How Our Wildfire Lawyers Can Help
The best way to minimize the destruction caused by wildfires’ flames and smoke is to take fast action. Calling experienced attorneys to take a look at your mishandled claim is the first step. We have worked on various fire and smoke damage claims and helped policyholders recover their entitled coverage benefits after their insurers delayed, denied or underpaid their claim. Having a skilled insurance claim attorney handling your claim can often improve the process and outcome, as we know the tactics insurance adjusters and companies use to minimize or wrongfully deny claims in bad faith. We can assist with the claims process from the very start, or we can help you appeal a partial or total denial of your claim.
Consult with a Wildfire Damage Claim Lawyer for Free
Wildfire damage can be difficult to calculate, and you can be sure your insurance company will make a low initial offer. You should never accept an insurance settlement offer without first discussing your situation and losses with our wildfire damage lawyers at Insurance Claim HQ. Call (844) 587-8395 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.