In the wake of a natural disaster or serious accident, filing a claim with your insurance company might be the last thing on your mind. But with so much riding on your insurance company's response to the claim you file, this should be one of your first priorities.
Many Florida residents have never had to file a claim before and are unprepared to do so on their own. If you feel the same sense of anxiety when it comes to your claim, you're not alone. However, implementing certain practices can eliminate future conflict and help you recover your deserved compensation.
How do I document my insurance claim?
Whether you're filing an insurance, homeowners association, or personal injury protection claim, all are built around one key aspect – documentation. Insurance adjusters are looking for proof that what you're claiming actually happened; documenting the event is one way to verify your story.
Documenting your claim is actually easier than you might think. Take extensive photos of the damage and always include more pictures than you think is necessary. You may also benefit from capturing video footage of the property that was damaged, so your insurance adjuster can see everything for themselves.
Additionally, it is helpful to include "before" pictures of your property along with your claim. Before and after photos can really seal the deal as insurance adjusters consider how much your claim is worth. If you have a date stamp on your camera, leave it on the photos to strengthen the basis of your claim.
No matter what you're facing, Mena Law Firm is here for you. Our Miami insurance attorney has over 15 years of legal experience and can help you file the strongest claim possible. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation!