How Exaggerating Your Claim Could Hurt You

When your home or business is affected by a wildfire, it may be tempting to try to get as much compensation as you can from your insurance company by exaggerating the amount of damage you suffered. Although wildfires can cause extensive damages, exaggerating on your claim can actually hurt your ability to receive compensation. Unfortunately, many people’s claims for compensation are rejected because of exaggeration mistakes, leaving them without any compensation whatsoever.

Properly filing an insurance claim after a wildfire can be a difficult process, especially if you make errors on your application, such as exaggerating the level of damage. If you or someone you know has been affected by the Bastrop wildfire or Steiner Ranch wildfire and needs help with your insurance claim application, contact the experienced Bastrop wildfire insurance claim attorneys of Williams Hart today at 800-639-8460.

Why You Shouldn’t Exaggerate Your Claim

Insurance companies will often send their own representatives to evaluate the damage that your home or business sustained during a wildfire, so exaggerated claims can be easily detected. Three reasons you should never exaggerate your wildfire claim include:

  1. You may be denied any compensation
  2. Your insurance rates may increase in the future
  3. You may not be able to repair / replace your damaged property

If your home or business is damaged during a wildfire, it’s valid to claim compensation from your insurance company, but exaggerating your claim for compensation is not a good idea.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has had their home or business damaged in the Bastrop wildfire, contact a dedicated Bastrop wildfire insurance claim lawyer of Williams Hart today by calling 800-639-8460.

Note: Williams Hart's primary office is 8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051. The Leon Law Firm's primary office is One Sugar Creek Center Boulevard, Suite 980, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

Williams Hart and The Leon Law Firm are taking joint responsibility for potential cases as co-counsel.

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