All too often do we hear of nightmare stories about homeowners’ insurance policies not giving policy holders what they should or delaying payments for an unreasonable amount of time. Lots of time, this happens after floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other damaging weather. It’s rare that you find homeowners who are happy with what they received, or even got more than they expected. The good news is, it can happen.
Getting What You Deserve, and More, From the Insurance Company
Plenty of homeowners are pleased when they get what they think is fair after an insurance claim and unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. When you make a claim, you will need to prepare yourself for a fight. If you’re well-prepared, the results can be favorable:
- Your home may be in better shape than before. Insurance companies are obligated to bring your home back to its original condition. However, you may be able to do even better than that. You could receive material upgrades, including safety window glass, new carpeting, and wind-resistant garage doors by paying the incremental extra cost on top of what the insurance company was going to pay. If a faulty pipe causes damage to your flooring, your insurance company may not only replace what was damaged, but also the flooring that was contiguous to it.
- A polite but firm attitude often gets the best response. Remember the proverb, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”? All too often, the insurance company won’t volunteer excellent treatment unless you’re willing to make a stand. You may need to prepare yourself to go head-to-head with the insurance company in order to get the results you want. Don’t be afraid to take extra steps in order to prove you are right; you’ll likely find the reward is worth the work.
An Attorney Can Help
Fighting back against the insurance company by yourself may prove quite difficult. Having an experienced attorney on your side increases your chances of getting the results you want. The Voss Law Firm has the resources and experience needed to get the job done. Contact us today by calling 888-614-7730 to speak to a legal professional about your situation.