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California Wildfires: What to Know About Property Damage Claims

California has experienced one of the worst years on record for wildfires. 2017 has been the costliest year for wildfires in the U.S., with over $10 billion in damages before the current Southern California fires began.

The intensity and scope of fire destruction Golden State residents are experiencing can happen anywhere. It is important to understand what your insurance covers and have a lawyer review the merits of your fire damage claim. Corless Barfield Trial Group attorneys are happy to answer your questions and review the merits of your fire insurance claims, smoke damage claims, flood insurance claims, and related insurance matters. Call 877-517-5595 or 813-258-4998 for a free consultation.

When a fire breaks out at one’s property, it can cause widespread and significant damage. From the flames and smoke to the water that was used to control it, fire damage can be complex.

In the event your insurance company decides to arbitrarily deny, delay, or underpay your claim, we are prepared to bring your case to court. Corless Barfield Trial Group is very familiar with protecting the rights of property owners against insurance companies that have failed to provide compensation at the correct level after your property has had a fire. We have a successful record of resolving these fire insurance dispute issues favorably for our clients.

Filing smoke and fire damage claims is a complicated exercise and your insurance company will require you to fill out several documents properly in order to obtain compensation for losses. Insurance companies often require insureds to fill out Proof of Loss or content inventory forms. The insurance company may also request you to sit for an examination under oath (EUO) in order to properly collect under your insurance policy. However, many homeowners do not understand what these processes are or how the insurance company could deny a claim based on misrepresentations, even innocent ones, made in documents or at EUOs.   

We can help you avoid making misrepresentations when preparing your contents inventory list to obtain the compensation you deserve and avoid denials based on any misrepresentations.  We will also review your policy and conduct an investigation of your home or the property in question to determine a fair compensation price.

We represent homeowners and business owners throughout the State of Florida to get them through the process of filing an insurance claim and taking the insurer to court if the insurance company capriciously delays, denies, or underpays your claim. 

Corless Barfield Trial Group will provide you with the skillful and competent representation to resolve your property damage claim with your insurance company. For a free consultation, contact us today.