How Do I Prepare for My Consultation with a Property Damage Attorney?

You may assume, with the hefty insurance premiums you dedicatedly pay, that your insurance company will come to your aid in your time of need. But unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for inadequately resolving claims or altogether refusing to give payouts. So, if you have suffered damages to your property and you are not receiving the financial compensation you are entitled to, then you may have to retain legal representation. Continue reading to learn how to properly prepare for your consultation with one of the experienced New York property damage attorneys from The Law Office of Craig A. Blumberg.

What should I do to prepare for my initial consultation with a property damage attorney?

  • Jot down a comprehensive timeline for how you incurred damage on your property.
  • Garner relevant documentation that reveals the damage to your property.
  • Make a copy of your insurance claim for property damage that was initially denied.
  • Write out questions that you wish to ask the attorney:
    • Do I have a valid claim?
    • What does this legal process look like?
    • What is the possibility of having to go to trial?
    • How long is my case going to take?
    • How much is my case going to cost?
    • What are the potential legal strategies for my claim?

So, while you may have to do the heavy lifting before your initial consultation, your attorney will take the reins from here.

Is there a time limit for bringing forward a claim?

It is in your best interest to file your property damage insurance claim as soon as possible. This is because you do not want to give your insurance company any reason to question your request for financial compensation. That is, they may presume that your property damage was not too serious if you waited for long to seek recovery. Or, they may question if your property damage is even related to the incident that you are referencing.

But if your insurance claim still gets denied, there is a definitive statute of limitations for your property damage claim. In New York State, this established deadline is three years from the date on which your property damage occurred. Once this statute of limitation ends, you will no longer have the right to pursue legal action; the New York court will dismiss your claim altogether. Inevitably, this means that your opportunity to attain justice in the matter is dismal.

This is all to say that you must be proactive in pursuing your insurance claim and property damage claim. This starts with retaining the services of one of the skilled New York property damage attorneys. Contact The Law Office of Craig A. Blumberg today.