Property damage after a natural disaster is emotionally taxing. The property damage may be the least of your worries at this point. Your pain and anxiety may be more than enough for you to deal with. Be patient with yourself. Don’t let the insurance claims process overwhelm you, while you focus your attention on the things that really matter.
If your property was damaged by the Joplin tornado, keep these things in mind:
- The insurance company is a company. They are a business like any other, and their major concern is making money. The insurance company is not your ally and will try their best to pay you as little as possible.
- Never accept a claim simply because the insurance company believes it is fair. If you feel that you are entitled to more money, consider contacting an experienced insurance claims lawyer to fight for you.
- The damage in Joplin was catastrophic. Nearly 17,000 Joplin tornado claims have been filed due to the destruction. It is unacceptable for the insurance company to deny you coverage, fail to conduct an investigation of your claim, fail to discuss policy limits, or fail to communicate with you. These are only some of the many actions the insurance company might take in order to avoid paying your claim fairly and promptly.
If you or a loved one is involved in a property damage claim, consider contacting the insurance litigation attorneys at The Voss Law Firm at 1-888-614-7730 to schedule a free. Also, be sure to order our free book, Disputes With Your Insurance Company – What All Consumers Need to Know.