Settling a Fire Damage and Property Loss Insurance Claim

Why You Need An Attorney to Help You Navigate

There are many times in your life where you may think to yourself, Do I need an Attorney? The answer should always be, maybe.

Going through the circumstances of the case, what it is you are trying to accomplish and what is at stake with an attorney is the only way you can really know for sure.

If you suffer a fire loss, or any loss, you should always consult an attorney. If you don’t, you could walk away with hundreds or thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of dollars less than what you are entitled to receive.

Insurance companies are in business to sell you insurance policies (fire, disaster, home, life, medical) to collect a premium, in hopes you will never use it. They are in the business of making money, not giving it away. If they collect more in premiums then they have to pay out, they are profitable. They may make you an offer, but it is more likely they will not make you their best offer.

During a loss, when someone has suffered such an unmeasurable tragedy such as losing their house or business to a fire, they are overwhelmed with emotion and may not properly handle their insurance claim. Dealing with insurance companies, adjusters, inspectors, repairmen, and others involved can be taxing, but are all an important part of the claims process. During this process questions will arise, some you can answer, some you cannot, and some can make or break your claim.

So, what do you do?

You must not go through your claims process alone. Someone should be there to guide you, representing your best interests. If you do not have a fire claims attorney represent you, it could be a decision that costs you time, money, and heartache down the road. It is worth the time to talk to us and see if we can help.

Attorneys Fred Millard & Doug Bragg Licensed in Oregon and Washington

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