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Premier Florida disaster law firm successfully recovers damages for fire victims

Fire damage can be devastating. When flames engulf your home or business, destroying your personal property and belongings, the result can be emotionally traumatic and financially debilitating. Many victims of fire damage find themselves without a roof over their heads, without clothes or furniture, without the business that was their livelihood. Instead of finding relief from their insurance companies, fire damage victims often face an uphill battle in trying to recover damages. The experienced Florida fire damage attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP are highly skilled and knowledgeable, with a demonstrated track record of success in recovering damages for fire damage victims.

Fire damage can be costly

The United States Fire Administration, an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, reports that in 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires in the United States which resulted in a total property loss of $14.3 billion. In addition to structural damage to the home or business and the personal belongings inside, when there is fire damage, other expenses incurred include the cost of housing or temporary relocation of the business.

Promptly notify your insurance company of fire damage

Homeowners’ insurance policies require that losses are reported as soon as possible after the damage occurs. So immediately notify your insurance company that your property has suffered fire damage – you do not have to compile all the necessary paperwork before this initial notification. Your claim will be assigned to an insurance adjuster, who will then request an estimate for the property damage and an itemized list of the damaged personal property. Read the fine print carefully on your insurance policy so that you understand your coverages and limits.

Deadline for filing a fire damage claim in Florida

The statute of limitations for filing property damage claims in Florida is four years from the time the damage occurred. This deadline is applicable to any lawsuit seeking the repair or replacement of destroyed or damaged property. This is an important deadline – if you do not file your fire damage claim in the court system within four years, your case will not be heard and your right to recover any compensation for fire damage to your property will be lost.

Recover compensation for your fire damage

When fire devastates your home, business, or personal property, it can turn your life upside down. Filing an insurance claim is a first step towards recovering fire damages, but the claims process often results in a denial of your claim, or an offer of meager compensation for the damage you have suffered. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our fire damage attorneys are skilled at recovering just compensation for your fire damage, with millions of dollars in compensation recovered. Contact one of our fire damage attorneys at 844-443-3529 or online to schedule an appointment to discuss your fire damage claim.