What can I do after damage from a natural disaster?

After your home is damaged by a natural disaster, you will need to provide proof to your insurance company. By doing this, it will give them evidence of the extent of the damage to your property and your house. This can show how much recovery is needed to repair your home. It can help provide an estimate for the cost and give a more accurate portrayal of the amount of work that will need to be put into fixing the home. For these situations, it is always better to provide the most details possible. The belongings of an individual should be accounted for as well. Possessions can also be covered under insurance plans. The greater amount of inventory that can be presented to the insurance company, the greater financial recovery they may be given.

An inventory of items may be needed to provide a full disclosure to the insurance company. Think about the most valuable items that you possessed. This can include electronics, home appliances, jewelry, furniture, collectible items and much more. By taking pictures or videos of the home, you can track it room by room. Create a video stating what items were in the room that proved to be valuable. This can be more efficient at stating all the items in your home. It may also help jog your memory and allow you to express more items. By creating this type of inventory before a storm strikes, it can prove to be more helpful.

What natural disasters can cause damage?

Natural disasters can be tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and more. They can cause detrimental damage to a home. Not only can they cause damage to the home, but they can cause damage to the possessions inside the home. It is important to be in contact with your insurance company after a natural disaster to provide a clear and accurate representation of what has occurred and how it has affected you and your belongings. Most homeowners insurance plans do not cover flood insurance. They cover other natural disasters. Flood insurance may be more expensive to get. Since most plans do not cover flood damage, it is important to speak with an attorney to see if you are entitled to anything.

The Law Office of Craig A. Blumberg is an experienced New York City insurance law firm. If you require quality assistance after having suffered property loss, please contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation.