Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida in the upcoming days. As many of us run around trying to get our home and families ready for the storm, it’s equally important to have your hurricane insurance matters in order.
This is the time to review your policy and prepare in case you need to file a claim. Following are some important reminders:
•Take still pictures or videos of your house and personal belongings to insure there is no doubt as to what you owned before the storm.
•Gather receipts for expensive items you may have purchased.
•For those without a receipt, create an inventory: make, model, year of purchase and cost.
•Save information in a safe place where it cannot be destroyed.
•Consider an electronic copy of these documents or sending a copy to a friend or family member out of state.
If you have any questions after a loss, our firm can help you with your property claim. Our attorneys are former claims adjusters and can navigate the claim process for you including documenting and presenting your claim. Our firm can handle your claim on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay a fee unless your claim is paid. Also, if you have to file a lawsuit against your insurance carrier, and you prevail, the insurance carrier will be responsible for your attorney fees.
Questions regarding this matter or similar issue? Call our office for a free consultation.
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