The Terrible Aftermath of a Fire — the Insurance Claim

June 1, 2014
The Terrible Aftermath of a Fire — the Insurance Claim

A property fire can be a devastating event. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires caused more than $11.6 billion in property damage in 2010. Often, insurers use loopholes and buried fine print to deny payments on valid claims. In fact, government officials in Iowa City are in a dispute with their insurer after a landfill fire caused $3.5 million in damages. If your property was damaged in a fire, consult with a Des Moines fire insurance lawyer as soon as possible.

Fire damage can result in a complicated insurance claim. The insurance company may insist on investigating where and how the fire started — and their findings could affect your compensation. Types of fire insurance claims include:

  • Apartment fires
  • Arson
  • Brush fires
  • Commercial fires
  • Smoke damage

An Iowa fire insurance claims lawyer can help you receive full compensation for your damages. This means reviewing the fine print of your policy to ensure that your damages are covered. Your attorney can also help you fill out your claim form and submit it to the insurance company. Without legal advice, you may make an error that compromises your ability to receive an insurance payout.

At Hope Law Firm, P.L.C., our legal team has more than 40 years of experience handling property insurance claims. We can walk you through every step of the process to ensure you receive the full compensation you are owed from your insurance policy. Contact our office today to set up your free consultation. We can even meet you at the location of the fire to view the damage firsthand.