What do I need to do after I file an insurance claim?

First, you should consult your insurance policy so that you are aware of your duties as an insured under the insurance policy. When filing your initial claim for damages, many residential and commercial policyholders call their agent to initiate the claims process. Again, check with your agent or policy when filing your claim as many policies require the initial claim to be in writing.

After a claim has been filed with the insurance company, the insured generally has duties created by the policy which must be satisfied. While not exhaustive, some common duties listed in many polices include the following: (i) providing prompt written notice of the claim, (ii) notifying the police in case of theft, (iii) protecting the property from further damage, (iv) furnishing a complete inventory of damaged property and related documents, and (v) providing access to the property as well as certain requested documents and records. If you have an active insurance claim, please consult your specific policy to identify your duties under the policy.

You should consult with a qualified Dallas insurance attorney if you have any questions regarding the documentation or presentation of your claim. Securing the assistance of an experienced Texas insurance claims lawyer is essential in obtaining the full amount you may beowed under the policy.

To speak with a Dallas insurance claim lawyer, contact Smith Kendall, PLLC today by calling 214-361-6124.

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