Windstorms are sometimes unpredictable, and the high winds they bring can wreak havoc on commercial properties and business operations. It’s not unusual for business owners to suffer sudden and extensive losses in a windstorm, including serious damage from the force of the gales, flying debris, and fallen trees. The costs that follow a windstorm might include hefty bills for roofing repairs, siding repairs, debris removal, and more. However, it isn’t always easy for businesses and commercial property owners to get the financial compensation they need to recover and reopen.
Insurance Companies Actively Attempt to Minimize Commercial Claims for Wind Damage
While your business faithfully pays its premiums for insurance coverage, it may not be a simple task to collect the compensation your company depends on in the event of a severe windstorm. Insurance companies can and will attempt to minimize the reality of your losses, and they may try to claim that:
- The damage was not caused by high winds and existed prior to the windstorm.
- The damage to your business is not as severe as you claim or does not require full replacement.
- Problems with maintenance or construction led to the damage.
- The damage is not covered under the commercial insurance policies your business carries.
While many businesses and property owners quietly accept less from their insurance companies, there is another option. If your business is having trouble collecting on a claim for windstorm damage, don’t hesitate to fight back. Our experienced wind damage insurance claim liability lawyers have helped businesses across the nation maximize their insurance claims and fight unfair denials, and we would be happy to discuss your concerns in detail.
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