Fires can destroy homes, businesses, personal items, and can cause injuries and fatalities. There can be lasting effects after the fire is extinguished, including black soot, extinguisher foam or retardant, odor, smoke, dust and debris. It may be necessary to employ the services of a professional clean up and restoration company following a fire, which can be costly. Wildfires can lead to additional damages, including water contamination, soil erosion and pollution of the atmosphere.
If you have lost property or sustained damage because of a fire, you should seek the assistance of an experienced Houston insurance claims lawyer. The help of an attorney during the claims process can make be very influential in the success of your claim. Wyly & Cook, PLLC is experienced in all aspects of insurance claims and settlements.
Our firm helps clients with residential property claims and business property claims, and we can represent your rights and interests during the process. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients obtain the maximum compensation possible from their insurance companies, and we can assist with your fire damage claim.
It is important to take safety precautions after a fire and listen to any instructions given by the fire department. You should not enter a damaged building because the roof or floor could collapse. Try not to breathe any smoke or soot and wear a mask if needed, because inhaling these can be hazardous to your health.
In addition to smoke and fire damage, there is usually a fair amount of water damage as a result of the measures taken to extinguish the fire. After you have secured your safety and that of your family, it may be necessary to hire a company to clean up the damage and restore your property. If your home was affected by fire, you may also need to relocate while your property is built, which can result in further expenses. Fire damage and losses should be covered by your insurance policy.
Our lawyers help clients affected by natural disasters and other accidents that result in property damage and injuries pursue fair compensation from their insurers, and we can assist your during this difficult time. Texas has severe weather conditions that can cause wildfires, windstorms, hailstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other potential disasters. There are steps to take directly after you suffer damages from a fire or other disaster. You should make a list of your property losses, because taking inventory of your damaged property and personal items is an important aspect of building your claim.
The experienced attorneys at our firm can assist you with all aspects of your insurance claim and help you seek the maximum settlement. Dealing with your insurer can be intimidating and complex. Insurance companies often try to pressure victims into settling quickly for smaller settlements than they are entitled to receive. Denial of coverage and sudden policy cancellation with no good explanation are some of the tactics that can be used by insurance companies, but our firm can provide you with powerful representation.
We are extensively experienced in dealing with insurance companies and assisting our clients at each juncture in the claims process. If your insurance company is acting in bad faith or taking advantage of you in some way, do not hesitate to contact our firm to protect your rights and interests.