It should be obvious to anyone who reads the news—or anyone who has personally experienced the destruction of a severe storm—that tornados can leave a wake of devastation. But is it obvious to the insurance companies that handle your commercial insurance? While a tornado-producing storm may be many commercial property owners’ worst nightmare, the real nightmare for many comes after the skies have cleared and the insurance process begins.
Insurance Companies Delay, Deny, and Underpay Commercial Claims for Tornado Damage
The damages left by a tornado can be very severe, and multiple businesses and individuals may be affected. While commercial property owners wait in line for assessment, debris removal, temporary repairs, aid programs, and other immediate concerns, they may not realize that their own insurance carriers are already taking steps to minimize their claims for tornado damage.
Because so many people are affected, it can take a long time to resolve a commercial claim, but insurance companies sometimes take steps to further delay payment and unfairly complicate claims. In some cases, insurance companies may outright deny legitimate claims or part of claims, and many business owners are left to clean up both the mess of the tornado damage and the mess of a complicated insurance claim.
If you are a commercial property owner who is struggling to settle your claims for tornado damages, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal team for help. Our policyholders have helped businesses and property owner across the nation recover from severe storms, natural disasters, and catastrophes, and we can put our skills to work to resolve your commercial insurance claim.
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