How can an exaggerated claim affect my benefits?
While you may be tempted to exaggerate the amount of damage that you sustained after a disaster like the 2011 summer Bastrop wildfires, this is not a good idea. Most insurance companies will work to verify every claim that an individual or business makes about the value of his or her property, and many rejections result from exaggerated claims.
Instead of exaggerating a claim, applicants for wildfire insurance benefits should consider:
- Correctly and precisely measuring damage
- Documenting damage extensively (pictures, papers, deeds, etc.)
- Consulting with an experienced attorney
To be taken seriously by an insurance company, applicants must avoid exaggeration. Those who do exaggerate their damage claims rarely are accepted by insurance companies.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Bastrop wildfires, contact the knowledgeable Bastrop fire insurance claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-639-8460.