Imagine driving around the corner to see your house engulfed in flames. All of your personal items and family mementos and your home can be lost in mere minutes. You could be left wondering where to start, as your family attempts to recover from the devastating loss.
The first thing you need to do after a house fire is make certain that you and your family are safe and that you call the fire department. Once this is done you will need to contact your insurance company and notify them of the fire. By way of photos and video you should document the aftermath of the fire. Cooperate with the fire department's and insurance company's investigation. Make sure to document the name and numbers of everyone that you are dealing with. Maintain a journal of the persons you speak with, when you spoke to them, and what was said. Keep copies of all records that you provide to your insurance company or anyone else related to your claim. And keep copies of all receipts for monies spent as a result of the fire.
A lot of work goes into documenting all of the damages related to a fire. You should seek professional help in establishing the damages to your home, contents, and additional living expenses.
Do not sign any insurance company release forms without seeking legal advice first.
And think twice about giving a recorded statement or attending an examination under oath or sworn statement without consulting with an experienced insurance claims lawyer first.
You can reach Miami Fire Insurance Claims Attorney J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email J.P. directly at [email protected].