What to Do After a House Fire

Suffering damage to your home from either a wildfire or house fire can be emotionally draining, especially after fully assessing the amount of damage. After making sure that none of your loved ones are in harm’s way, the reality of your property damage and loss can quickly set in as you look at what used to be your home. Unfortunately, many people are unprepared and unsure of what to do in the aftermath of a fire to make sure they get relief from their insurance company.

Frustratingly, in many cases insurance companies act in bad faith and may delay or deny your claim for financial benefits. The emotional toll of a house fire can be overwhelming but not as much as having to repair or replace items in your home out of your own pocket. To get the benefits you need, contact the Dallas fire claims lawyers of Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124 and schedule a consultation to discuss your legal options.

The Aftermath of a Fire

Recovering from a house fire can be very difficult and may take months. If your home has been damaged by a fire, you should follow these steps:

  • After making sure your family is safe, find a place to live temporarily
  • Ask for an advancement on your insurance claim to pay for necessities
  • Go through and make a list of everything you have lost
  • Document the extent of damage inside your home with pictures if the structure is sound enough for you to enter

After your home is damaged by fire, you have enough to worry about without also having to deal with a bad faith insurance company.

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If you have suffered property damage from a house fire and your insurance company is acting in bad faith, contact one of our lawyers today. At Smith Kendall, PLLC, our Dallas fire claims attorneys can help you every step of the way. Contact us today at 214-361-6124 to fight back against a wrongfully denied or delayed claim.

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