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Top Mistakes Made After a Loss

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When your family or business encounters an unfortunate loss of any kind, it is important to avoid these mistakes to ensure a smooth and successful claim settlement.

  • Clearing out your items without a completing an accurate inventory. Many homeowners and business owners want to take whatever they can, right after the loss has occurred. It is important that an accurate inventory has to be documented prior to removing any personal belongings from your property.
  • Not understanding what your are entitled to. Everything has a value and understanding that your insurance company can not offer you anything less then a fair and reasonable replacement, is crucial. You are also entitled to choose you own Public Adjuster, restoration contractor, cleaning company, etc. The best way for a successful claim settlement is having your own experts protecting your interests.
  • Accepting the insurance company adjusters initial settlement check. Many insurance companies train their adjusters to quickly estimate the damages and give a check for final settlement. It takes time to create a detailed and accurate estimate of your inventory and property damage. Make sure everything is covered for your property damage, inventory replacement, and additional living expenses.
  • Paying cash for items that need to be replaced. Everything you buy, or services you hire, need to be properly documented with receipts or invoices. You will need these later for documentation and negotiating a final settlement.
  • Not protecting the property from further damage. Under your insurance policy, it states the policyholder is responsible for protecting the property from further loss. Not doing this may cause your insurance company to deny coverage for damage that occurred after the loss.

Hiring Miller Public Adjusters can ensure that these mistakes are eliminated and you can achieve a maximum claim settlement against your insurance company.

David Miller
David Miller
Thank you for visiting us. My name is David Miller, and I know what it means to have to fight with your insurance carrier just to get fair payment for your property damage claim. My family suffered a total loss house fire that took nearly two very stressful years to settle. Since, I combined my experience in construction with my expertise in contract language to create Miller Public Adjusters. We work exclusively for policyholders. Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and let us know how we can help.

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