Responsible homeowners in Pine Hills take all the steps necessary to protect themselves when disaster strikes. In the case of a hurricane, this typically involves having a hurricane damage insurance policy in place. These policies can cover your losses when a major storm hits.
The reality is that getting the benefits you deserve is not always simple. Insurance companies could drag their feet or even reject your claim for unclear reasons. The right legal counsel could help you enforce your rights under the insurance contract and seek the benefits you deserve. Reach out to a Pine Hills personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now to get started.
Insurance Companies Are Not Always Helpful
You purchased a hurricane insurance policy to get the support you need when extreme weather strikes. Unfortunately, some insurance companies care more about their bottom line than your wellbeing. Given the hardships of major hurricane damage, dealing with an unhelpful or even hostile insurance company can be especially frustrating.
At the end of the day, every insurance adjuster is trained to minimize the benefit obligation of their employer when they can. This could mean taking your words out of context as an excuse to delay or even deny your claim.
These bullying tactics can be difficult to deal with, but you do not have to respond to them alone. When you hire an attorney to handle your claim, you can rest easy knowing your legal counsel can help you fend off bullying tactics while pursuing the benefits you need.
Challenges That Arise During the Claims Process
Everyone hopes the insurance claims process will go smoothly. Unfortunately, these claims are often anything but simple. Understanding what can go wrong during the process could help you prepare for obstacles when you file your claim. Some common issues include:
One of the primary challenges of dealing with insurance companies relates to coverage issues. You might be confident the damage you suffered is covered by your policy, but your carrier might disagree. Unfortunate problems arise when a policy has conflicting language.
An attorney could review your policy and assist you with resolving coverage disputes with the insurance company.
Many claims are denied or delayed due to missing information. In some situations, the documents or information the insurance company seeks cannot be found due to storm damage. In other situations, carriers could request documentation you already supplied. In either case, it may be necessary to provide additional information.
The application for a benefits claim is important. In some cases, the insurance company might reject a claim for errors on the application. In other situations, the failure to fill out the entire application could lead to a denial. Our Pine Hills hurricane claims lawyer can ensure your application is error-free and filled out completely.
There are deadlines to comply with when filing hurricane damage claims. Unfortunately, these deadlines are not always transparent. They often hinge on the date of official emergency declarations by the state, and they can be extended by order of the government as well.
How An Attorney Could Help With Your Orange County Claim
Having an attorney by your side throughout this process could make a tremendous difference in the success or failure of your claim. A successful insurance claim is the fastest way to piece your life back together following hurricane damage, and legal counsel could simplify that process in several ways. Some of the reasons to hire a damage claim attorney include:
Reviewing Your Policy
Before you can file a claim, you must be entirely certain of what is covered under your policy. The language of your policy is complex, but our attorneys have extensive experience with these claims. We can help you understand what your policy covers—and what it doesn’t. We can also explain any confusing language or legal jargon contained in your policy.
Documenting Your Damage
Hurricane damage is often extensive. You will need thorough documentation of that damage to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our firm can take inventory of your lost personal possessions as well as the damage done to your real property. This includes collecting photo or video evidence and comparing it to any images of your home before the hurricane.
Preparing Your Documentation
A single mistake in the application process could derail your claim for benefits. Our firm could ensure your information is correct and filed on time to ascertain you have a chance at the benefits you need.
Providing Responsive Updates
You deserve to know what is happening with your insurance claim. You also deserve to get the answers to your questions in a responsive manner. Our firm will provide frequent updates on the status of your claim and answer any questions you might have along the way.
Our firm prides itself on our responsiveness, and we understand how important your claim is. We will work tirelessly to ensure you have the information you need as soon as you need it.
Negotiating With the Insurance Company
Our firm can also negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. When we aggressively advocate on your behalf, we could not only reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve your claim but also ensure you get your benefits.
These negotiations can take time, but our attorneys understand how to avoid delays and maintain pressure on the insurance company to pay your claim in full.
Connect with Our Pine Hills Hurricane Claims Lawyer
There are numerous challenges with hurricane damage. When you put your insurance claim in our hands, however, you could free yourself up to focus on repairing your home and returning your property to its previous condition.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are proud to advocate on behalf of storm damage victims. We know how to keep your insurance claim moving while interacting with your insurance carrier. Reach out to a team member now for a free consultation.
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