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Making a Residential Insurance Claim After the Joplin Tornado

Sadly, hundreds of people died on May 22nd as a severe tornado struck the town of Joplin Missouri. If you were one of the fortunate ones to survive the Joplin tornado, you most likely need to make an insurance claim for damage you sustained to your home, business, and personal property.

It is important to remember that you only have a limited time to make your Joplin tornado claim with your insurance company.

Filing a Claim

It is important that you fill out your property insurance claim correctly in order to build a solid case for tornado damage to your property. Make sure you follow these steps:
  • Make an inventory list of all items damaged by the tornado. Make it as detailed as possible. List a description of the damaged item, the date when it was purchased, the cost when you purchased it and estimate how much it would cost to replace it.
  • Take pictures or videos of all your damaged personal property. If you are able to provide photos and videos to the insurance company, those can provide the documentation needed to support your losses suffered in the Joplin tornado. 
  • If you can live in your home after the tornado, make the necessary temporary repairs such as covering up broken windows. Save all your receipts so that you can get reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses.
  • If your home was leveled in the tornado, find shelter and save all your receipts so that the insurance company will reimburse you for your living expenses. 

Damage from a tornado can range from minimal to severe. Homeowners who suffered either type of tornado damage deserve the maximum amount in compensation for their damages. If you experienced any type of damage due to the Joplin tornado, you need to file an insurance claim. Let a skilled insurance claim attorney help you gather the necessary documentation and evidence to support your tornado damage claim. Call the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 to schedule a free legal evaluation today.

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