From kindergarten on, we are taught to prepare for fire. Young children all over the country diligently memorize escape plans and learn how to stay safe if confronted with fire. As adults, we test the smoke detectors and make sure there are fire extinguishers in the house. Most importantly, you buy insurance to protect your home from fire damage. For most of us, that peace of mind is important.
But when fire strikes, the process can be difficult and complex. While you are trying to clean up and find your family temporary housing, the insurance company will start to demand documents, often requiring you to fill out complicated forms, without offering a hand. When the time comes to pay your claim, you may find that instead of replacing things damaged by soot and smoke, the insurance company is paying for nothing more than a wipe down. Instead of finding you temporary housing like your house, you may find yourself in a tiny apartment in a different part of town from your work and school.
Fire damage claims aren’t very common, but these tactics are. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your fire claim, you are not alone. Please do not hesitate to give us a call.
At Haun Mena, we never charge you for a consultation and we will evaluate your claim to determine if legal action is right for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.