When you’ve had a fire at your home or business, you need your insurance to cover the damage. A Long Beach fire claim lawyer from our firm can help you get the compensation your insurer owes you.
Few life events are more traumatizing than a fire that has devastated your home or business. In addition to the terror such an event can cause you, you must also deal with extensive loss of property.
Your home could even be rendered uninhabitable, which means you now have to find somewhere else to live while awaiting financial compensation to cover the damage.
This situation is traumatic enough without adding a stressful insurance claim process to the mix. Insurance companies will likely make the situation even worse by denying your claim or trying to pay you less than you deserve for your property loss.
A Long Beach fire damage lawyer from Haffner Law will help ensure that you get every penny your insurance policy promised you. After all, you purchased fire damage insurance for a reason—to cover your losses in the event of a fire.
Maximizing Your Long Beach Fire and Smoke Damage Benefits
An important part of your Long Beach smoke and fire claim is documenting your property damage. This evidence will be paramount to you getting the compensation you need. Take photos and videos of the damage the fire and smoke caused to your home and property. You can never have too much evidence, so go crazy.
If you were injured in the fire, you may also need to document your injuries and the medical treatment you received. Keep careful records because you will need proof to show the insurance adjusters when filing your claim. Your attorney can help you understand what to document and how to go about doing so to strengthen your claim.
Handling a Long Beach Fire Insurance Claim Denial
If your Long Beach fire damage claim was denied, an attorney can help you file an appeal. Denials can happen for a number of reasons:
- The paperwork wasn’t submitted correctly.
- The evidence you provided wasn’t sufficient to prove all or part of your claim.
- The insurance company is engaging in bad faith practices.
In addition to a claim denial, you could also be frustrated by an insurer who is refusing to pay you fair value for your property. Property can be damaged by fire in many ways. Soot, ash, and smoke damage can also destroy property.
When your insurer has undervalued your property and is trying to underpay your claim, an attorney’s assistance can greatly improve your situation. If the insurer still won’t negotiate fairly, we can take your case to court to get you what you’re owed.
Reach Out to a Long Beach Fire Damage Attorney
The attorneys at Haffner Law believe in getting fire damage victims the money they need to pay for their property loss. Attempting to deal with insurance companies on your own can be frustrating, and you may not get the true coverage you’re owed under your policy.
Working with a Long Beach fire damage lawyer can make filing a fire claim a lot easier. We are happy to answer your questions during a free claim assessment. Simply complete the form at the bottom of this page or contact us via phone at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637).