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Tips for getting a fair insurance payment for wildfire damages

You have lost your home to the devastation of the recent California wildfires, and you are wondering what to do next. One of the biggest questions on your mind is probably how to file an insurance claim and receive the payment that you need to rebuild your home. Like most policyholders, you probably anticipate that your insurance provider will offer you a settlement that is large enough to rebuild your house and replace your possessions. But this is not always the case. As we discussed in a recent post, insurance companies do not always play fair with their clients.

Insurance won’t always cover wildfire-related claims

When 2017’s wildfires ripped through California, hundreds of thousands of policyholders trusted that their insurance policies would provide adequate coverage for the damage. Unfortunately, many Californians are finding out the hard way that insurance companies do not always come through for their clients. Even if a policy provides coverage for fire damage, an insurance company will not always honor it.

What are some examples of bad faith insurance claims?

When you purchased your insurance premium, you no doubt believed that your insurance provider would cover your damages in the event of a crisis. After all, the purpose of insurance is to protect your finances in the event that some costly event—a natural disaster, an injury, a lawsuit—should occur. But now, one of those unfortunate incidents has affected you, and your insurance provider has denied your claim.

Know the fundamental duties your insurance provider owes you

When you purchase an insurance policy, you do so to protect your finances in the event of a catastrophe. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always act in the best interests of their clients. An insurance provider will sometimes offer less compensation than necessary, or deny a claim entirely.

Arizona dad gets $6.5 mill in bad-faith disability insurance suit

If you suffer an injury that impacts your cognitive abilities and psychological wellbeing, it can knock you down in a big way. It can completely debilitate you, leaving you unable to work or function as normal. In such scenarios, you depend on your disability insurance to have your back.

What happens when my auto insurance won’t pay?

Question: I was in a car accident. A car in front of my overshot a driveway and then backed up to try and get into it. I tried to get out of their way, but they ended up hitting me and then lying and said I hit them. I had a witness, but the insurance companies said it doesn’t matter—they say she changed her story. What can I do?

My insurance company won’t pay my fire claim—now what?

Question: My house recently suffered fire damage. My daughter’s bedroom was essentially destroyed, and the rest of the house has smoke damage. Our insurance company has rebuilt her bedroom, but is balking at taking care of the smoke damage in adjacent parts of the house. Do I have any recourse?

Storm damage? Make sure you get all the compensation you are owed

In the last few months, the number of storms and natural disasters is extraordinary. It seems like there is no end to the damage—from Puerto Rico to Texas and Florida to Mexico, many folks have endured extreme devastation to their homes and other property. As a result, insurance companies have been flooded with new claims.

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