Miami Fire Damage Attorney
Property Damage Claims for Residential Fires in Miami, FL
Public fire departments across the United States responded to approximately 379,000 residential structure fires in 2017. Affecting one- and two-family homes, apartments, and condominiums, these fires caused an estimated $7.9 billion in property damage, left 10,910 people injured, and claimed 2,710 lives.
There is no downplaying the devastation caused by residential fires. Even if you and your family were uninjured or suffered only minor harm, you may be dealing with property damage that could cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix.
If your home was affected by a fire, do not count on your insurance provider to swiftly and fairly pay your claim. You may experience unfair delays, be offered a low settlement, or even have your claim denied outright. Should this occur, you can count on the team at Englander Peebles to protect your interests. Our Miami fire damage lawyers know how to deal with homeowners’ property damage claims and can negotiate or litigate on your behalf to pursue the full compensation you need.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you rebuild. Your consultation is free!
Should I Hire an Attorney after a House Fire?
If your family is dealing with the aftermath of a house fire, one important step you should consider is hiring an attorney. An experienced attorney can help make sure your claim is processed as quickly and fairly as possible. Many cases can be handled out of court, and a fair settlement can be obtained with the help of a skilled fire damage attorney. Many of those who have lost property or even loved ones in house fires are uncertain of what a fair settlement from the insurance company should be. Because of this, their claims may be undervalued. By working with an experienced attorney, you may feel more confident in knowing that your claim is being handled by professionals who will work hard to ensure you are given the opportunity for financial recovery following a house fire.
Understanding the True Cost of Fire Damage
Fire is a destructive force, in many different ways. The blaze itself can cause significant structural damage and may completely destroy furniture, appliances, and personal property. The aftermath of a fire can be both expensive and devastating. Firefighting efforts can also cause water damage, which could lead to mold and other problems. You need to be certain that your insurance provider fully and fairly covers all losses.
Serving Miami and the surrounding areas, we handle fire damage claims involving:
- Structural damage
- Roof damage
- Damage to plumbing and electrical systems
- Smoke and soot damage
- Water damage from firefighting efforts
- Damage to personal property
Our legal team in Miami handles all aspects of homeowners’ insurance claims after occurrences such as these.
Clear & Compelling Documentation of Your Fire Damage Claim
If your fire damage claim is to be paid fully and fairly, everything must be documented correctly. Claim attorneys can handle all communication with your insurance company. All fire damage claims consultations are confidential and free. We can present your claim in a clear and compelling manner, protecting your right to recover a fair payout.
What Happens with Insurance when Your House Burns Down?
Insurance policies are long, complicated documents that can be overwhelming to understand. It is important to make sure you are fully covered should the worst happen.
Insurance is intended to cover your losses after a fire occurs, and you rightfully rely on it to do so. Insurance companies, however, may do not have your best interests in mind and are generally most interested in collecting premiums. If there is a chance that a denial claim can be upheld, they will likely attempt to go this route. When filing your damage claim, there are certain steps you should take to fight for your best chance of collecting the compensation you deserve;
Work with a lawyer
Prepare a comprehensive list of everything that was damaged or destroyed in the fire
Video or photograph the damage as proof
Retrieve a copy of your policy and review it to determine what should be covered
Get an estimate on the costs of repair
Prepare for the insurance company to send an investigator to the property
Document each conversation that takes place with your insurance company
Our firm has represented clients in Florida state and federal courts. Our fire damage attorneys have extensive experience going toe-to-toe with billion dollar insurance companies.
We're respected South Florida trial attorneys with a history of success serving people just like you.
We represent homeowners in fire damage claims involving lightning strikes, wildfires, cooking fires, defective wiring or appliances, candle fires, and more.
We represent homeowners in fire damage claims involving lightning strikes, wildfires, cooking fires, defective wiring or appliances, candle fires, and more. Any insurance company knows that we won't back down from a courtroom battle on your behalf if they mess up. Englander Peebles is ready to provide experienced counsel to help you step by step with your insurance claim.
Call (954) 226-9134 for your free, private consultation.
Their timely response to my questions and concerns was impeccable, unlike other places that I've sought for counsel.- Preea T.
Extremely knowledgeable and got the settlement I deserved!- Paulina S.
Very caring towards their clients and very professional!- Darren E.
My experience with this firm was phenomenal from start to finish!- Chris U.
Professional, compassionate and straight forward!- Kim C.