Many Florida residents have experienced firsthand the destruction that can be caused by an out of control fire. If your home or other property have been damaged by a fire, you may need to take legal action to receive the needed compensation to restore your property and belongings. Here’s what you can do if your home has been damaged by a fire.
Contact Your Homeowners Insurance Company
The first order of business after your home has been damaged by a fire is to review your homeowners insurance policy and contact your insurance provider. However, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to take their time when responding to fire damage claims. Additionally, there’s a chance that the insurance company’s representatives won’t perform a complete examination of your property and belongings. Knowing this going into your fire damage claim can help you know what to expect and how to handle obstacles, should they occur.
Consider Consulting with a Florida Fire Damage Lawyer
A Florida fire damage lawyer
may be able to help you with your fire damage claim. An attorney who has experience handling fire damage claims may be able to connect you with inspection professionals who will fully investigate your property. The inspection professionals will then be able to better understand the full scope of the damage, and he or she may be able to assist you with filing a fire damage claim with your homeowners insurance company. If you are unsure of what your policy covers, or you simply need solid legal guidance throughout the process of obtaining compensation for your damaged property and belongings, a seasoned attorney may be able to help.
Begin Getting Quotes For Repairs
In addition to accurately appraising the value of items and property that were damaged or lost in the fire, one of the most critical components of a fire damage claim is getting estimates for repairs. You may want to include the cost of repairs in your fire damage claim, so it’s important that you consult with experienced fire damage repair professionals to determine the rehabilitation cost. For example, if you need to have your carpeting and drywall replaced in the room where the fire originated, you may want to make sure the costs to do so are included in your fire damage claim.
At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we have worked extensively with individuals and families who have been affected by fire damage. We may be able to assist you in getting the compensation you need to restore your home and replace your belongings after a destructive fire, and we can provide you with strong, compassionate legal support throughout the claims process. Call (800) 555-4011 if you would like to schedule a consultation.