DO NOT GO AT IT ALONE AGAINST THE INSURANCE COMPANIES!
WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?
Whether you are dealing with a personal injury due to the negligence of another or a home disaster it is never easy. Whether your home has been damaged by a fire, hurricane, leaks or you are dealing with an auto accident it can be an extremely stressful situation. The best thing to do is to take immediate action. Here are some simple steps to always follow:
INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT? seek immediate medical attention, document your injuries and file a police report or accident incident report.
TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEO of any damage to your home or property or your bodily injuries. Visual evidence is crucial to recover the money needed to make repairs or recover lost property or compensate you for your injuries. Do NOT post photos of your personal injuries or property damage on Social Media. Insurance Companies generally troll Social Media in an attempt to secure evidence to deny your claim.
CREATE A COMPLETE INVENTORY of all your damaged items or medical expenses and document them properly. If you have any stolen valuable items, such as a car, jewelry or weapons, save the receipts. Also, be sure to list the make, model and date of purchase for each valuable.
CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY immediately and file a claim. Make sure all paperwork is completed thoroughly. If you have any stolen items, contact the police and file a police report.
A PUBLIC ADJUSTER can help you assess your home property damage, prepare a written estimate and even file your insurance claim.
CONTACT AN INSURANCE LAWYER if your insurance company has low balled or denied your homeowner claim or personal injury claim.
Whether your property has been damaged or destroyed, or if you have been injured it is crucial to receive a proper settlement to cover your losses. If you believe the insurance company has not provided fair compensation, contact a Ft. Lauderdale insurance lawyer who will protect your rights and fight for the money you deserve.