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New Orleans Fire Damage Claim Attorney

Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer Protecting Policyholders

When a home or business burns down, it can be devastating. Most homeowners and business owners anticipate some type of property damage and will usually have insurance to cover their losses. Unfortunately, many policyholders often have problems resolving insurance claims and find that insurers are not living up to their promises.

If your claim has been wrongfully denied or you feel that the insurer did not provide adequate compensation as detailed in your insurance policy, talk to an attorney. LaHatte Law can help you hold your insurer accountable and provide hands-on guidance throughout the claims process.

Our law firm can assist with resolving fire insurance claims involving:

  • Insurers failing to investigate fire damage and losses promptly
  • Misrepresenting facts of the policy and coverage
  • Undercompensating insurers for total losses of fire destruction
  • Delaying claims in an unreasonable manner

Insurance companies have been known to use a variety of tactics to delay or unfairly deny a claim. Make sure that you have a skilled New Orleans insurance bad faith lawyer from our law firm on your side to help you assert your rights.

Common Reasons for Fire Insurance Claims

Fires can be caused by many factors, most of which are typically covered in various homeowners' insurance policies and property insurance.

Causes of fire accidents include:

  • Lightning
  • Faulty wiring
  • Arson
  • Indoor cooking/outdoor barbeques
  • Electric shorts
  • Gas leaks
  • Explosions

Tips for Handling Insurance Claims After Fire Damage

  • Ask for an advance. If you did not have time to grab your necessities after a fire accident, you may be able to request an advance for the cost of these items. Most homeowner's policies usually cover this. Save receipts and be reasonable on what type of items you purchase.
  • Keep track of expenses. If you are living in a hotel while your house is being repaired, keep receipts. Also save bills on any living expenses that you need while you are out of your home.
  • Protect your property. Most insurance policies require that policyholders take reasonable steps to minimize the damage done to their properties. Take action to prevent flare ups, vandalism, and other new problems that may increase damage.
  • File your claim immediately. Claims must be filed within the timeline stated in the policy, otherwise you will not be able to recover damages for your losses.
  • Talk to an attorney. If your insurer is dragging their feet and refusing to pay out your claim in a timely manner, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer. Find an attorney who has experience handling bad faith insurance claims and a record of success dealing with major insurers.

Providing Accessible, Personalized Representation

We understand the need to resolve claims in an efficient and effective way so you can move forward with your life. Our law firm is dedicated to providing accessible and personalized representation. We are available around the clock to discuss your case and we offer regular updates so you know exactly what is going on with your claim.

Clients work directly with an insurance bad faith attorney who will handle all aspects of a claim from start to finish. When you need a tough advocate to go toe-to-toe with the insurance company for you, turn to LaHatte Law.

Give us a call at (504) 509-5177 or schedule a no-obligation consultation online.

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