Considering the scope of the fire, it’s improbable that anyone living or working in Bastrop County has not been affected by the fires in a significant way. And if your home, property or business was damaged or destroyed, you are likely to be filing an insurance claim. Typically you might think that the first move would be to call your insurance company. But here are a few reasons why it is important to contact a law firm with expertise in Texas insurance claim litigations before contacting your insurer:
- You may be entitled to more than you think. It is important to review your policy before filing your Bastrop fire or smoke damage claim, and speaking with an attorney who has experience representing fire claims is the best route to a complete understanding of your insurance policy.
- Customer service representatives are there to review your policy and take claim information, but that’s about it. They are not equipped to answer the complex legal liability questions that arise when a natural disaster affects your property, home or business.
- Insurance companies have lawyers working for them. Insurance companies have in-house lawyers who draft, revise, review, and approve insurance policy language before it ever becomes policy. Their primary goal is to look out for the best interest of the insurance company. You’ll want the same expertise – people who can interpret complex insurance documents, review applicable Texas and federal laws, and put the same legal expertise to work for you.
- We handle all the details for you. We start with an initial consultation during which we listen to the unique details of your situation, answer your questions and address any concerns, and explain how the complex claims process works. We’ll then do a thorough review of your insurance policy, and initiate contact with your insurer.
At the Voss Law Firm, we understand that the catastrophic fires in Bastrop have taken both a terrible emotional and financial toll on residents. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the families and businesses affected by this tragedy. To schedule your free residential or commercial fire or smoke damage claim consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at 281-VICTORY (842-8679) or toll free at 888-614-7730.