One of the most common mistakes is not having an inventory prepared immediately following a robbery. Without this documentation, some insurance companies will refuse to pay out full compensation for stolen items.
Immediately take pictures and keep receipts of all your property and belongings in case they are later questioned or disputed by your insurance company or landlord. Even if you have renter’s insurance, it may not cover every item in your home so check with your carrier before filing a claim. In addition to photos and receipts, be sure to look around the area where the theft occurred to see if there were any security cameras nearby that recorded footage that could help identify suspects or offer insight. If you need help fighting the insurance company to get the compensation you deserve, contact The Law Firm of Rey Padron, PLLC today at (305) 800-5342
Should I Document Everything That Was Stolen or Damaged?
It is important to be thorough in your documentation of items that were damaged or stolen. If you are not aware of everything that was taken, the insurance company will use this against you during their investigation process by claiming they do not know what should have been there or how much it could have cost to repair/replace each item. If you still feel like you are being treated unfairly by the insurance company, contact our law firm as soon as possible so we can help you going forward.
Should I Throw Anything Away After I’ve Been Burglarized?
After you have been robbed, call the police immediately so they can catalog the scene and document any evidence. When insurance adjusters arrive on-site, be sure to do your best not to disturb anything or dispose of any evidence. This could pose problems for the investigation process which might make it difficult for a criminal case against suspects or even if you want to recover compensation through your insurance claim.
Can a Property Damage Lawyer Help Me With My Claims Process?
If you feel like you are being treated unfairly by your insurance company following a robbery or vandalization, The Law Firm of Rey Padron, PLLC can help. We offer free consultations to discuss the details of your case and learn what makes sense for you. Seeking the justice you deserve is what we stand for. Don’t be taken advantage of when facing adversity. Reach out to The Law Firm of Rey Padron, PLLC at (305) 800-5342 to get the personal injury representation you deserve going forward.