If you were the victim of a property or home fire, you may need help navigating your insurance policy. The insurance company may have you jumping through hoops by filling out form after form which will leave you exhausted and frustrated. Whether your claim has been denied or delayed or you have been underpaid, we are here to fight for the financial award you are entitled to.
You want to make sure you are not being lowballed, and we can help avoid your claim being denied. You need the proceeds from your claim to start making repairs to your property and help you regain a sense of normalcy. A fire claims lawyer in Jacksonville can protect your right to seek compensation. While you focus on your health and wellbeing, we take care of all the legal work.
How One of Our Lawyers Can Help During This Stressful Time
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to help you in a case like this or any other scenario that involves property loss due to a fire. You have dealt with enough at this point and deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing your claim is in good hands. We will decipher the language in your policy, ensuring that the insurance company does not infringe upon your rights.
We know the tactics insurance companies use to devalue claims, and we want to make sure your insurance company acts in good faith and that you are treated fairly. After all, you pay the required insurance premiums and deserve the protection you put your money towards. If you want us to handle your claim entirely, we are happy to.
We Work for You
We will take care of the following on your behalf:
- Filing your claim
- Managing all communication with the insurance company
- Gathering and presenting evidence
- Calculating your damages and determining the amount of compensation you are owed
- Negotiating for a sufficient settlement if necessary
- Working with investigators to find all damage in your property/home so you receive compensation for everything affected by the fire
- Taking your case to trial if the insurance acts in bad faith and fighting for you in court
- Advocating for you and defending your rights
This is not an exhaustive list of the actions we will take for you. We will proudly represent you and tirelessly fight for justice to be served. You deserve full compensation for the damages you have suffered in this harrowing situation, and we will do everything in our power to achieve that for you.
Understanding Fire Loss Laws in Florida
If your property is ruled a total loss after a fire, the state of Florida’s Valued Policy Law requires that the insurance company pay you the full amount for which your property was insured.
The insurance company may try to convince you that the loss was not an actual total loss in an effort to reduce your payout amount. This is just one of many tactics insurance providers utilize to reduce your compensation amount or deny you funds. Other tactics include claiming the fire was started on purpose and arguing the fire happened due to an event that is not covered under your policy.
A fire claims lawyer in Jacksonville has the knowledge to counteract attempts by the insurer to manipulate you into accepting a smaller settlement than you deserve. If your insurance company tries to reduce your policy’s payout, claiming you did not submit the required information, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine immediately. We can help you refile your claim and protect your rights against your insurance company.
Common Types of Fire Damage
When there is fire damage at your property, you may have a number of repairs and replacements that are covered under your policy. Some of these include:
- Structural damage
- Smoke damage requiring fire restoration procedures
- Repairing utilities
- Loss of personal belongings
- Costs related to relocation after the fire
- Water damage/corrosion
An insurance company may use unrealistic cost estimates for certain types of repairs. Also, costs in the Jacksonville area may be higher than in another city in Florida. The insurer must take this information into account when calculating your settlement but may not as a tactic to reduce your compensation amount.
We Offer Strong Legal Representation
Insurance companies do not always treat their customers fairly after the submission of a claim. Funds that are delayed or short-changed cause significant hardship for the homeowner trying to recover.
If you are in a situation where your insurance company is not treating you fairly or appears to be stalling in handling your claim, seek help in the form of a fire claims lawyer in Jacksonville. Hiring legal representation can cause the insurance company to take your case more seriously.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
With our firm, you do not have to worry about whether you can afford our help. You pay nothing up front when you hire us and never pay out of pocket. If we secure a settlement or court award, we take our fees from your winnings. Acquiring legal help after a property or home fire should be easy and affordable. We are here for you during this difficult time.
Call Today for Your Free, No-Risk, No-Obligation Consultation
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. You have a limited time to act in this kind of case, so call us as soon as possible. We take pride in our responsive legal care and in always going the extra mile for our clients.
You will have your attorney’s phone number, so you can call and ask questions at any point throughout your case, and you will receive frequent case updates.