Reno Property & Casualty Claim Attorneys
Legal Assistance for Homeowners in Reno
Most property insurance policies will include property and casualty coverage. This type of coverage is used to pay for damage specifically to the property or building itself, not bodily injuries suffered by anyone on that property. Stolen property can also be covered by property and casualty insurance.
Insurance companies are often tempted to deny property and casualty insurance because they perceive the claim as “not serious” since it does not involve bodily injuries and medical bills. They hope that the policyholder will stop pursuing the claim, even when it is entirely valid.
At Kantor & Kantor, LLP in Reno, we think that every policyholder deserves the utmost respect from their insurers in every situation. If your property and casualty claim is being mismanaged, ignored, or wrongfully denied by an insurance company, then we want to know about it. Our decades of collective legal experience allow us to take on any opposition for our clients.
We can represent virtually any property owner, such as:
- Business owners
- Industrial property owners
- Commercial property owners
Call (877) 220-0556 and request a free case evaluation to learn more.
Common Uses for Property & Casualty Insurance
Policyholders will commonly file a property and casualty insurance claim after a natural disaster of some sort damages their home or business. In Reno, wildfires and flashfloods are among the most common types of natural disasters in the region, with earthquakes also happening seldomly. Some property and casualty coverage will also account for disasters that are not naturally occurring, such as a burst plumbing pipe that causes widespread water damage or an accidental housefire.
Our attorneys would be happy to review your property and casualty insurance policy to see what is covered and what is not. If your claim has been denied but your coverage should apply to the situation, then we can discuss what to do next, such as filing a challenge letter to the insurer before any applicable deadlines pass.
Reading a property and casualty insurance policy is probably going to be confusing if you are not familiar with insurance law and terminology. If your property has been devastated in a disaster or due to theft, then you will unlikely want to deal with figuring out your policy with everything else that is happening. Our Reno property and casualty insurance claim attorneys can help you understand everything, starting with a few key details that apply to most policies.
Keep these facts and pointers in mind:
- Insurance companies often offer lowball settlement amounts for property damage.
- Coverage is for repairs only, not upgrades.
- The cash value offered for destroyed or stolen possessions will reflect each item’s depreciated market value.
- You will only be reimbursed for what you replace or repair, so do not hesitate to replace as much as possible.
- You could be eligible for temporary housing paid for by your insurance company while your home is being repaired.
The type of damage seen in most property and casualty claims is widespread and expensive to repair. Insurance companies might be tempted to reject a claim arbitrarily to avoid big rebuilding costs. They might also send an insurance adjuster to your property who downplays the extent of the damage, so they can send you a reduced settlement amount.
In some cases, a property and casualty claim will be denied because the insurance company says the property owner’s negligence contributed to the property’s damage. It will be an uphill legal battle to prove this was not the case, so you should always prepare with the help of a trusted attorney, like our team here at Kantor & Kantor, LLP in Reno. All of our years of experience and insight effectively become your own when you let us represent you!
Learn more about our services and your options by dialing (877) 220-0556 today.