Allowing a Thorough Inspection Can Prevent Claim Issues Later

Allowing a Thorough Inspection Can Prevent Claim Issues Later

The home insurance claims process can be difficult to navigate. When your home is damaged in a storm, taking the proper actions in every step of the claims process will help you, the homeowner, avoid problems later.

Although a homeowner has the right to refuse an inspection of any part of your property, refusing full access could limit your ability to recover money for damages in those areas later, especially if your claim goes into litigation. For instance, if your roof was damaged during a hail or windstorm, it is important that the adjuster inspect the interior of your home and attic to identify any areas of water intrusion through the roof. Even if you have not noticed damage inside your home, you may not be aware of hidden damage behind walls or in your attic.

We encourage homeowners to allow insurance adjusters’ full access of both the interior and exterior spaces of their property. Full access allows for hidden damages to be discovered earlier thus preventing further damages to your property.

As attorneys representing home and business owners, we have seen the damage, devastation, and disruptions that hurricanes and storms can cause. We have represented thousands of clients against insurance companies that have tried to avoid and delay payment for legitimate losses our clients have incurred.
Do you have property damage related to Hurricane Harvey? We focus on representing the policyholder and making sure you are treated fairly. Contact us today to discuss your claim or if you have any questions. Please use our Free Case Evaluation Form below or call us at 713-714-0000.
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