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When fire or smoke destroys someone home or business, they should be able to focus on rebuilding what they lost. However, what often happens is resistance, delays, and unnecessary complications from the insurance company they thought would help them when the time came. If you’re suffering from the effects of fire or smoke damage to your property, the team at Arnold & Itkin LLP is ready to help make sure you receive the payment you deserve. You've paid for coverage, and now it's time for the insurer to uphold their end of the bargain.

Arnold & Itkin’s team of Louisiana fire damage lawyers is ready to help clients recover the compensation they deserve after losing so much to catastrophic property damage. We’ll investigate your claim, hold the insurance company accountable, and refuse to allow them to treat you unfairly throughout the process. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients through verdicts and settlements. Whether we face them at the negotiation table or in a courtroom, your insurance company will know they’re in for a fight once they see our team on your side.

Call our Louisiana smoke and fire damage attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation of your case. We only collect a payment if we obtain results for you.

Assessing Damage Caused by Fire & Smoke

Fire is destructive in more ways than one. First, the if the extreme heat produced by a fire doesn’t reduce an item to ash, it can cause significant and lasting damage to it. Then, there’s the damage caused by smoke that many people don’t immediately associate with fires. While it might not seem as severe as fire damage, smoke damage is something that can permanently alter the functionality of a structure. Worst of all, the longer smoke damage remains unfixed, the worse it can become.

There are four common types of smoke damage:

  • Wet smoke
  • Dry smoke
  • Protein-based smoke
  • Fuel oil soot

Since smoke damage might seem minor, an insurance company adjuster could use it as an excuse to delay payment or offer less than a claimant deserves. In the worst instances, they'll completely deny a claim that's valid.

Different types of smoke damage require different types of cleaning, restoration, and repair work to be properly and safely fixed. After a fire, a remediation team will inspect your damages to start the claims process. Importantly, never sign any form unless you understand them. If you’re uncertain about a document, do not sign it and call a lawyer as soon as possible.

Why Insurance Companies Deny Louisiana Fire Damage Claims

When a company denies a claim, they can only do so if they think that the claimant has violated the terms of their policy. For example, a company can deny a claim if they prove that a person purposely started the fire that damaged or destroyed their home.

Unfortunately, insurance companies are focused on profits and often deny claims in the hopes that a person will give up. By denying a claim and then paying it out after an appeal, insurance companies can increase the money they make on a policy. In some instances, an fire insurance company will handle a claim slowly with the hope of frustrating a person into accepting a low amount once it is finally offered. If you think your insurance company isn’t being fair, hiring an attorney will show them that their tactics won’t be tolerated during your claims process.

Louisiana Fire Damage Claim FAQ

Do I Have to Provide Information My Insurance Is Asking For?

If your insurance company is asking for information that it needs to handle your claim, you should provide it to them. However, if you feel like your insurance company is asking for irrelevant information to delay the claims process, you should speak with an attorney to determine if they’re using bad faith practices.

My Fire Damage Claim Is Stuck Because the Fire Is Still Under Investigation. What Are My Options?

Waiting for a fire investigation to finish can be difficult, especially when you’re waiting on the results of one to carry on with your life. When the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, the claims process can come to a halt. Yet, just because things have slowed down with the fire investigation doesn’t mean that they need to. Working with a firm that’s familiar with fire investigations and insurance claims can help protect your interests during the investigation. Then, if the company offers an unfair settlement or denial, we’ll be ready to demand the compensation that you deserve.

What If I’m Not Satisfied with the Fire Repairs My Insurance Company Paid for?

When fire, smoke, and the efforts of responders damage your home, it’s the job of your insurance company to restore it and your belongings back to how they were before the incident. If you still smell smoke or are unhappy with the quality of the repairs done to your home, you might be entitled to additional compensation. Since insurance companies are required to restore your home to how it was before a fire, they are responsible for the shortcomings of any repairs they pay for. No one should be expected to live with shoddy repairs after a fire, and our team is ready to help you remedy the issue with your insurance company.

Recovery Is Possible with the Help of Our Louisiana Fire Insurance Lawyers

Arnold & Itkin LLP is focused on making sure the rights of clients are protected throughout the fire insurance claims process. We’ve seen how fires destroy lives that people have worked to build. When a person needs their insurance company after paying premiums for years, that company should hold up their end of the deal rather than give their loyal client the runaround.

When you’ve paid your insurance company for years, you deserve to have it be there for you after an emergency. If you have property damage caused by a fire and your insurance company isn’t being fair, it’s time to call Arnold & Itkin LLP. Our team is ready to investigate your claim, make sure the insurance company is being fair, and defend you from unfair denials, delays, and other tactics used by insurance companies. Finding out if we can help you is free so you can easily discover what legal options are available to you.

Call our Louisiana fire insurance claim firm today at (888) 493-1629 to speak with a member of our team.

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