It’s a situation that could happen to anyone. One day, everything seems to be fine. The next, a burst pipe wreaks havoc on the property.
Whether the water damage is confined to a single room or is spread throughout the structure, the results can be devastating.
If the leak occurred in a home, then it may be impossible to live there until the damage is repaired. The results can be no less devastating when these leaks happen in an office or industrial setting.
How are you supposed to work when you’re surrounded by water damage? What if your inventory has been destroyed?
It is in situations such as these that you expect your insurance company to step in and protect you. You even expect them to act with incredible speed to address your losses. Unfortunately, plumbing leak claims are not always handled as thoroughly and efficiently as they should be.
If you have filed plumbing damage claims with your insurance company and they have denied your claim or made you a lowball offer, then you need to contact Your Insurance Attorney.
Similarly, if you have just discovered a burst pipe in your home or place of business and you are dreading dealing with your insurer, then give Your Insurance Attorney a call. You don’t have to take on the fight over pipe leak claims by yourself.
Before you experienced a burst pipe or other plumbing leak, you probably hadn’t given your plumbing system a second thought.
As long as things seemed to be operating normally, you were content with the situation.
Now, things have changed. You’ve seen just how much damage water can do, and the problem doesn’t end with soaked household items, floors and walls. The structure is now at considerable risk for developing mold and mildew problems. These can have a significant detrimental impact on the health of the home’s occupants.
Moreover, things like wooden floors and carpets can begin to rot with surprising speed. This means that there’s no time to waste when it comes to addressing these issues.
In the worst cases where the water damage is really severe, your family may be forced to leave your home while the repairs are being carried out. Do you have family that is willing to take you in? If not, how much will a hotel cost? Does it make sense to rent an apartment?
Most of these solutions are expensive ones. How will you deal with the cost?
For most people, the answer is to file plumbing leak claims.
It’s not unusual for people to feel a sense of relief once they have filed pipe leak claims with their insurer. They figure that the worst is over, and that their insurance company is there to help them heal and defray the cost of expensive repairs.
Unfortunately, things are not always as simple as they appear. More than one homeowner has accepted a settlement after a pipe leak, only to discover later that additional water damage occurred behind the scenes. The insurance company regards the claim as settled, and they aren’t willing to pay any more.
What does a frustrated and justifiably angry homeowner do in this situation?
Usually, it makes sense to ask Your Insurance Attorney to step in.
This is because insurance companies do not always act in the best interests of their customers. Their primary concern is to settle your claim for the lowest possible amount. It is an unfortunate and all-too-common reality that this amount is not sufficient to cover your losses.
Additionally, insurers won’t always go the extra mile to uncover the hidden water damage that might be an ongoing problem in your home or office. They’d rather just take the damage at face value so that they can offer you a lower settlement.
Of course, the most difficult situations are the ones in which the insurer outright denies the claim. This may happen because the insurance representative is misinterpreting the terms of your policy, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
That is why the most sensible solution is to work with Your Insurance Attorney.
When you are getting the runaround from your insurer, the last thing you want is a lot of grandiose promises from an attorney.
What you need is plain-spoken common sense, and that is exactly what you get when you talk with Your Insurance Attorney.
In fact, it is probably wise to contact us even before you contact your insurance agent. That’s because insurance company representatives deal with these types of situations dozens of times a day. They are experts, and they are betting that you don’t know as much about the plumbing leak claims process as they do.
They are probably right. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who routinely helps clients with plumbing damage claims. Thanks to years of handling claims just like yours, Your Insurance Attorney is prepared to meet the sometimes less-than-forthright tactics of the insurance companies. This means that you have a better chance of receiving the claim settlement that you deserve.
When you work with Your Insurance Attorney, you don’t have to worry about losing even more time and money with your pipe leak claims. That’s because he doesn’t get paid unless you get paid, and he’s willing to take the fight to court if that’s necessary.
What do you have to lose? With Your Insurance Attorney, you stand a much better chance of getting the settlement to which you are entitled when your property is damaged by a pipe leak. Call today to set up a consultation even before you call your insurer.