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How to Get a Fair Settlement on Your Fire Damage Claim

House on fireFacing the aftermath of fire damages to your home or business is already a stressful and trying time, and the last thing you want to have to deal with is a lengthy fire damage insurance claim process. Unfortunately, this is a necessary step to rebuilding and moving forward.

However, following these crucial steps can make all the difference when it comes to the insurance claims process.

Don’t Drag Your Feet

Filing a fire damage insurance claim probably seems like a huge, daunting task right now, but it’s important that you start the process immediately. Call your insurance company, report your claim and then start a folder to keep track of all the documents associated with your claim.The sooner you get the ball rolling, the sooner you’ll be able to start repairs.

Document Everything

When it comes to insurance claim documentation, more is better. Anticipate that your insurance company will question everything so you know you’ll have the evidence to back up your claim if needed.

Document and date all correspondence you have with your insurance company and adjuster.

Check for Contractor Licenses and Insurance

You’ll want to get a few estimates from contractors to get a realistic idea of how much repairs will cost. When you do, make sure the contractors with whom you’re speaking are licensed and insured, then get your insurance company’s approval before starting any repair work.

Keep Tabs on Your Insurance Company

Make sure you get the right amount that you’re owed in a timely manner. If you’re having trouble here and need help fighting back, you might consider hiring a public adjuster to have your back.

 

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How to Get a Fair Settlement on Your Fire Damage Claim
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How to Get a Fair Settlement on Your Fire Damage Claim
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Dealing with a fire damage insurance claim? The public adjusters at Insurance Claims Consultants in Tampa, Florida share some must-know tips.
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