North Bay Wildfire Property Damage & Loss
To date, the North Bay Fires have destroyed or damaged more than 8,400 homes and structures. The three largest fires (Tubbs, Atlas, and Nuns) have burned through more than 182,000 acres. The devastation is impossible to describe – one must see it in person to truly comprehend just how damaging the fires have been in Sonoma and Napa Counties. If you’re one of many people with a damaged home or business because of the wildfires in Northern California, the lawyers of the North Bay Fires Consortium can help. Use this resource for property damage and losses.
Wildfire Insurance Claims
If you suffered property damage or loss in the Wine Country Fires, call the appropriate insurance company based on the type of property. Typical home, vehicle, and business insurance policies will cover damage from wildfires. Call your company and state that you need to file a claim for fire-related property damage. Follow the agent’s instructions, giving as much detail as you can about the type and extent of the damage. Note that smoke and ash can cause damage to your home as well – not just the flames of a wildfire.
The California Department of Insurance is trying hard to make the claims process simpler for wildfire victims. The website offers an abundance of links and resources for home and business owners facing property damages and losses, from a complaint center to ongoing updates about how Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is helping wildfire victims. The Commissioner recently issued a notice to insurers requesting that they expedite claims relating to wildfire damage. Several companies have already agreed.
Once you file your claim with your insurance company, the insurer will schedule a date to inspect the property in question. From there, the insurance company may offer you a settlement award. The settlement amount will depend on your insurance coverage and the value of your losses.
The Bay-Area based national non-profit United Policyholders offers free guidance on Total and Partial wildfire insurance claims plus your legal rights and options for getting a full fair and prompt claim settlement.
Retaining an attorney greatly increases your chances of obtaining maximum recovery for fire-related property damage and loss.
Wildfire Insurance Settlement Help
Thousands of property claims relating to the recent North Bay Fires are flooding California insurance companies. Don’t let an overwhelmed or under-experienced insurance claims adjuster get in the way of your fair and just settlement. Retain an attorney to take care of the insurance process for you to ensure the best possible outcome. A lawyer can talk to your insurance company, prepare your claim, document damages, negotiate a settlement, and bring your case to a close as soon as possible.
The five law firms of the North Bay Fires Consortium have decades of combined experience helping fire victims. You can work with a lawyer who has the power to handle every aspect of your fire-related claim. Calling the Consortium can enable you to focus on what matters most – being with your loved ones and rebuilding your life after a devastating fire. Your lawyer will handle your insurance claim and settlement negotiations according to your specific goals and needs while you spend time recovering.
Contact the Consortium today to get in touch with someone from the five highly experienced law firms involved. Schedule a complimentary consultation, where an attorney will meet you when and where it’s convenient for you to discuss your property damage, insurance claim, and/or personal injury claim.