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Common Property Damage Questions

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Suffering severe property damage from an accident or natural disaster can be extremely frustrating as you attempt to recoup your losses. It can be confusing to discern how to move forward in this regard and consulting an attorney is usually your best move. The following common questions are far from exhaustive and speaking with our Broward County personal injury lawyer can help you understand how to move forward.

Contact the experienced Hollywood property damage lawyers at Kaplan Law Group, P.A. today to learn how we can help you!

Property Damage FAQ

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How to start a property damage claim?

First, you will need to speak with your insurance company right away. Your insurer can set up an inspection of the damage done to your property and assign an adjuster to your case.

Should I accept my insurance company’s first settlement offer?

Your insurer is obligated to compensate you according to the terms of your policy agreement once the damage has been accurately assessed. Especially if you have suffered loss as part of a natural disaster, your insurer will be experiencing a high volume of claims and may try to offer you less than you deserve to help their won bottom line. In general, you should speak with an attorney before accepting an initial offer.

What if I don’t hear back from my insurance company?

Insurers must respond promptly to claims requests and if you have been paying your premiums, they should respond to you. If they fail to get back to you, you may be able to take legal action against them with the help of an attorney.

What happens if I disagree with my insurance company?

There is a chance you could go to court if you disagree with your insurer’s settlement offer. You can file an appeal for reconsideration and a review of your case—if the insurer still refuses to change their offer, you can end up in court. If you have an attorneys help, you can file a bad faith insurance suit.

Should I hire a property damage attorney?

An attorney can work on your behalf to make sure your insurance company acts accordingly to determine the extent of property damage. They can ensure your claim adjustor sufficiently recognizes the damage done to your property and faithfully reports it to your insurance company.

What is a bad faith insurance claim?

When an insurance company fails to operate in good faith by denying, undervaluing, or delaying a claim it can be held liable for monetary damages. Insurance companies are required to provide fair and reasonable compensation to their policyholders.

What types of insurance claims are there?

An experienced property damage lawyer can help with the following types of insurance claims:

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