What You Should Document After a Wildfire
If you were affected by or suffered loss in the recent Bastrop wildfires, or the fires that occurred in the Steiner Ranch area of Austin, it’s very important that you document any damage and losses extensively. Without documentation, it can be very difficult to secure the compensation you need from your insurance company to help you recover. Wildfires can cost homeowners and business owners hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars, which makes securing compensation from insurance so important.
If you or someone you know has suffered losses in the Bastrop wildfires, contact the experienced Bastrop fire insurance claims attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-639-8460 to discuss how we can help you provide accurate and thorough documentation of damages.
Important Things to Document
There are several considerations that insurance companies look at when awarding and rejecting insurance claims, and without documentation of exact damages, your claim could be rejected or underpaid. As such, it’s important to thoroughly document the following:
- The value of your home pre-fire
- Damage to structure / foundation
- Damage to property
- Ruined property / belongings
- Your exact insurance agreement
Without proper and thorough documentation, an insurance company may decide to reject your claim, leaving you to cover the costs of replacing your losses and repairing your home by yourself.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Bastrop county wildfires, contact the experienced Bastrop fire insurance claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-639-8460.