Fire & Smoke Damage Insurance Attorney
Fire & Smoke Damage After a Wildfire
After fire and smoke damaged your property, the last thing you want to do is wrestle with your insurance company.
Unfortunately, insurers will sometimes make claims process harder than it needs to be because they know this kind of damage is going to cost a lot of money. Fire damage can either be partial, or complete. Obviously, the severity of damages should determine the extent of your claim. It is crucial for you to document as much as you can after your home suffers fire and smoke damage. Insurance companies will be hard-pressed to fight against the evidence. Remember not to sign any forms unless you fully understand them.
When fire and smoke damage your home during a wildfire, the damage might take more work to fix than you think. A remediation team will likely have to come in and professionally assess the damage.
Different Types of Smoke Damage
Smoke damage seems like it may not be as severe as fire damage, therefore giving insurance companies a reason to put off payment. The truth about smoke damage is that it can cost a significant amount to remediate. The longer smoke damage sits without being taken care of, the worse the damage gets. If your insurance company is dragging their feet in payment to you, then you do not have to sit back without a defense.
Fires cause all different types of smoke damage, such as:
- Wet smoke
- Dry smoke
- Protein-based smoke
- Fuel oil soot
Each is different and must be taken care of differently. Odors need to be removed, and surfaces need to be cleaned and sanitized.
You Can Get the Coverage You Deserve! Call (888) 493-1629 for a Free Consultation.
At Arnold & Itkin, we are passionate about fighting for your rights. We understand the amount of frustration and anguish you are likely facing after a fire has damaged your property. The recent Texas wildfires are an excellent example of what insurance companies should not do. Many companies stalled their payment to their policyholders after wildfire insurance claims, forcing them to pay for some of the fire and smoke damages out of pocket. If this happened to you, then you can get help. If you are facing property damage because of a fire, you want to get it fixed so you can get your life back to normal as soon as possible. Our firm can help you fight for the financial support that you need and deserve.
Call (888) 493-1629 to schedule a free case review with an insurance claim attorney from our firm.