Fire Damage Insurance Claims Attorneys
Over 100 fires have been burning on the central Atlantic coast of Florida and in 14 counties across the state, and Florida Governor Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency in some of those counties. At the time of this writing, the fires cover a vast 17,000 acres, including 7 major fires that have scorched over 14,000 of those 17,000 acres. Some of the fires began as structure fires that may have been deliberately set, while others are brush fires being fueled by dry, hot, and windy conditions.
Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds have been left without power around the state. A lengthy stretch of Interstate 95 was even closed due to the out-of-control blazes.
At Colling Gilbert Wright and Carter, we handle fire damage insurance claim caseson a contingency basis so you do not have to pay us unless we recover for you. Also, in most “first-party” claims like fire damage insurance claims we are able to force the insurance company to pay your attorneys fees. Your initial consultation is always free so please call us or email us with any questions about your fire damage.
What to Do After a Fire
If you or someone you know has lost their home in a fire, you may not know where to turn to or what to do. At this traumatic time, it is best to call upon a knowledgeable law firm with experience handling homeowners’ insurance and fire damage claims. Recovering from an event such as fire loss can be a long, difficult process, and large insurance companies such as AllState and State Farm have been accused of denying fire claims in the past for various reasons.
Please do not let your fire claim be denied. If you have lost your home to a fire, whether it was arson or not, we can fight for your rights and for any compensation to which you may be entitled.
If you are a victim of a house fire, you will need qualified fire damage contractors to help you assess damage and rebuild for you. After a fire, your home may have many problems including:
- Structural damage
- Water damage
- Fire house damage
- Wind damage
- Melting issues
- Roof damage
- Plumbing and electrical damage
Insurance companies will often blame you for the fire loss of your home. Many large insurance companies will hire special investigative units to find reasons to blame the homeowner for the fire. These companies will search for the presence of accelerants such as gas, paint thinner, and other chemicals to blame for the fire. Their goal is to make you afraid so they can pay you much less than you deserve. Do not be intimidated by these people. Please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today. We are on your side and will fight to help you recover from a tragic loss such as losing your home to a fire. We serve clients in Orlando and all over the state of Florida.