How to Handle Property DamageFebruary 11th, 2013 by 1800thelaw2
Get an Experienced Property Damage Lawyer on Your Side
The recent tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama have left at least 10 people hurt and hundreds of homes and buildings destroyed. Prior to that, Hurricane Sandy caused tremendous property damage all along the East Coast. It’s currently estimated that about $50 billion in property damage was caused by Hurricane Sandy alone.
Natural disasters, such as tornadoes, earthquakes, storms and landslides aren’t the only causes of massive damage, though. Property damage can also be caused by the hand of individuals – fires and construction defects are just two examples. Businesses and organizations can are also causes; public works projects have caused problems such as floods, debris flows and landslides. In many cases, the damage may not be discovered until several years later. This can considerably lower the value of your property in the long term.
In any case, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to go through these problems alone. A lawyer can help.
Hiring an attorney works in your favor in several ways. First, your attorney will hire experts to thoroughly assess the damage and uncover the root source of it. This is critical. Insurance companies are notorious for breezing through appraisals without considering the details of the damage. Your attorney can ensure this doesn’t happen.
Your lawyer can also help coordinate other repairs and other mitigation measures that might be required by your insurance company. With an attorney, you never have to deal with the insurance company yourself; your attorney will handle all communication for you to ensure that your rights are properly protected. And finally, if your case goes to trial, an attorney can represent you in court.
There’s no reason to suffer through the headache alone. An attorney can help you deal with the paperwork, the appraisals, and the insurance companies so that you can get on with your life. If you or someone you love needs help with property damage, give 1-800-380-8080 a call. We’ll connect you with a lawyer who can help, right away. Hablamos Español.