After a Lake Worth business was damaged by fire on September 27, 2018, investigators are still looking for clues as to what may have started the blaze that threatened nearby businesses and caused significant damage to the structure. Firefighters from the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue were called to the scene in the 1600 block of South Dixie Highway at about 7:30 in the evening. The business was closed at the time, and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
Handling Property Damage Claims
Working with a qualified property damage attorney that specializes in Lake Worth property damage insurance claims can help you deal with the damage caused by a fire at your home or business. These legal professionals can provide you with expert help in assessing the extent of the damage, listing the items lost or destroyed in the fire and in taking the steps necessary to collect on your claim. Your attorney can provide you with the most effective support and representation to deal with insurance adjusters and other individuals responsible for the approval of your claim.
Points to Keep in Mind
Most experts recommend taking a few simple steps to ensure the success of your Lake Worth property damage insurance claims:
- Protect your property against further damage. This may involve patching the roof or walls to prevent water damage or putting up a fence to keep potential looters away from your property. You should also retrieve valuable items and store them off-site if it is safe to do so.
- Obtain repair estimates from a few different companies. Most fire and water damage remediation firms will provide free quotes that you can use to support the amount of your claim.
- Collect all relevant documentation regarding the fire, the items lost in the fire and the police report regarding the incident. If any injuries occurred as a result of the fire, track the amounts paid and keep all receipts for submission to your insurance company.
- Keep paying your insurance premiums. Failing to do so could result in the loss of coverage and could pose difficulties in acquiring new insurance in the future.
Your attorney can provide you with added guidance on dealing with your Lake Worth property damage insurance claims and ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your losses.
At the Elstein Law Firm, we can provide you with real help in dealing with insurance claims after a fire, flood or other qualifying event. Call us today at 561-422-9888 to schedule a free initial consultation with our legal team. The Elstein Law Firm is here to provide you and your family with your path to justice.