Insurance Claim Lawyers


While there are thousands of lawyers nationwide helping clients file insurance claims, almost none have credentials comparable to fire insurance attorney Steven B. Pollack. Unlike the vast majority of lawyers who specialize in insurance claims, Steven actually had a fire of his own, and went through the entire process of filing a claim as a layman. That experience is a major reason that he made the decision to become an insurance lawyer; by becoming a lawyer, he wanted to help clients get through one of the more difficult, most vulnerable times in their lives.


Steven has handled countless insurance claims throughout the past several years and he is an expert in the entire process, from the initial events through the representation in the courtroom. What truly sets Steven apart, however, is that he will get to know you personally and become like an extension of your family through the process of satisfying your claim As your insurance attorney, he will build a great working relationship with you over the course of the claim, so that you both are operating on the same page at all times. He will start by learning all of the facts surrounding the loss during the presentation of the sworn statement in proof of loss, which will serve him well if and when he needs to file suit in the case of a denied claim.


Many people don’t realize how important it is to hire an actual attorney when they’ve experienced a fire, but there are few situations where it is as important to retain a legal representative. There are several different instances where it is absolutely imperative to hire a lawyer. If the fire was intentionally set, you will need to hire an attorney regardless of who set the fire. Until the authorities and insurer are satisfied that someone else is responsible for starting the fire, you will be considered the prime suspect. Since the insurance company may not pay your claim if you started the fire, caused someone else to start it, or they think they can make a good faith allegation of either, it is extremely important to hire an experience insurance lawyer who knows your rights and knows exactly how to disprove such allegations.


After a fire, an insurer may demand that you submit to an examination under oath. This typically takes place in the office of the insurance company and is attended by a court reporter, the insurance company’s adjuster, the insurance company’s attorney, and you. There are no rules governing the length or content of these meetings, and they are often used by insurance companies towards the end of the claim after the sworn statement in proof of loss has been submitted. Oftentimes, you will be questioned on information pertaining to items of high value and any areas where coverage may be in dispute. If by chance you have not hired an insurance attorney up to that point, it is absolutely necessary to reach out to one at that point. However, to get the most benefit from an attorney, hire one like Steven B. Pollack immediately after the fire, before any contracts have been signed or settlements agreed upon.


As the insured, always remember that you have the right to be compensated for any damage for which you are not at fault. While the time immediately following a disaster like a fire can be fraught with uncertainty, help yourself by hiring an insurance lawyer and putting your future in the hands of an expert.




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