How to Reopen a Property Damage Claim After the Insurance Company Denied It

Property damage claims can be the difference between recovering after a disaster and going bankrupt. A denied claim can cause serious financial problems for businesses and individuals alike. Luckily, a denied claim isn’t the end of the road.

It’s possible to reopen many denied property damage claims. However, it’s important to go about the reopening correctly. If you’re not careful, you can get your claim closed for good. Here’s how to reopen a property damage claim the right way.

Seek a Florida Property Damage Attorney

The first step you should take after your claim is denied is to find a qualified property damage claim attorney. The process of getting a claim reopened is time-consuming and tedious. When an insurance company denies a claim, they intend to avoid paying anything for it. As a result, they will resist the reopening process and will investigate your claim for reasons to avoid reopening it. A reputable, well-informed attorney will be able to take care of these details for you.

What to Look for in a Property Damage Attorney

When you’re looking for a good Florida property damage attorney, you should prioritize a few specific traits. This will help you to avoid wasting money or potentially getting scammed. In the case of property damage attorneys, a few traits are important.

First and foremost, you should look for an attorney who works on contingency. This means they will only get paid if your case is successful. As the client, you never get billed.

For insurance claims, the attorney will often work for a percentage of the final settlement. When an attorney works on contingency, it’s a sign that they’re confident in their skills and in your case.

In Florida, there’s one other benefit to property damage attorneys that work on contingency. If your case goes into litigation, your attorney can demand that the insurance company pay the legal fees. This will boost your ultimate settlement as well.

Second, you should look for an attorney with a proven record. If your attorney has a track record of getting insurance companies to reopen a property damage claim, then they know their stuff. Some property damage attorneys even specialize in these types of cases, so they will have  a clear understanding of how the laws work in your area.

Remember, if your insurance company has recently denied your property damage claim, you still have options. Contact us for a consultation. We’re here to help you get what you need.

About Florida Professional Law Group

Florida Professional Law Group assists property owners throughout the state of Florida with new, delayed, underpaid, and denied insurance claims. Contact us at 800-LAW-4141 or visit us online to start your free case evaluation. We aim to help you recover the maximum benefits owed to you under your policy. You may be able to reopen your claim up to five years from the date of loss, even if there was a payment. No out-of-pocket expenses. No fees, if no recovery. We only get paid if you get paid. Offices in Hollywood, FL.

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