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How to Avoid getting your Residential Claim Denied

Oct 6

Every day homeowners insurance claims get denied is a sad fact. If you've ever had a claim denied, then you understand how frustrating it can sometimes be to get it resolved. There are ways to prevent this happening again.

There are several steps you can follow to ensure your residence claim is not denied. You must ensure you have proper coverage and that your claims are properly filed.

Repairing damages like a broken window or leaking pipe is not something you should attempt. This can put you at risk of losing your claim.

Get to know your home insurance policy.

Knowing your insurance policy is key to avoiding a denied claim. It is vital to understand the terms of your policy. It is important to review your policy before making a claim. There is a possibility that your insurer will deny the claim because of technical details or other fine print.

All claims should be submitted immediately

It is important to file your claim immediately after an incident. You should contact your insurance company within 24hrs of an event that has caused a loss.

Filing your claim correctly

Failure to file the claim correctly will result in your claim being denied. If the theft, arson, theft occurred, this could include calling the police. To ensure you take the right steps, it is important that you call your insurance. Make sure you include everything when filing a claim for residential damage.

It is important that you remember that every insurer has certain requirements.

  • Keep original receipts indicating purchase dates and cost.
  • Charges paid to hire shops after recovering belongings or other items have been cancelled checks/bills
  • Take photos and videos of any damage. Keep the originals.
  • Additional written evidence can be useful in your case, for example receipts of new purchases to replace lost or damaged items.
  • Any police reports
  • If you need to leave a rental property early, ask the agent or landlord for details about who is responsible.
  • Details of any insurance policies that include loss (e.g. Public Liability Insurance)

Double-check your policy.

If you are unsure of what your home insurance covers, you can double-check the contract to confirm before filing a claim.

Make sure you have adequate coverage for repairs or replacements.

Repairing any damage should be left to professionals. If you are unable to repair damage caused by insurance, it is best that you hire a professional. Insurance companies might deny coverage for illegal activity, which could invalidate their contractual obligation to compensate damages.

If you follow these steps, there is no reason for your claim to be denied.

What should I do after my residential claim was denied?

You can still get the most from your insurance even though your claim has been denied. Here are some ways to handle an insurance company denying your claim.

  • For questions, contact your insurance company. To see if the insurance company denied you, read your policy.
  • If the exclusion was in your policy, note that and don't ever claim something similar.
  • Talk to your broker or agent who sold the insurance plan. They can help you appeal to the insurer.
  • Inspect the contract to determine if any policy or contracts have changed. If there are, it is possible that the policy or contract has been modified. This could cause coverage to be denied for failure to disclose information.

Select Adjusters are available to assist you in filing your residential claims.

It's much easier to get help from an agent who is familiarized with your company's insurance company. Sometimes, an insurer will deny claims. This is because mistakes can occur even when homeowners do everything right.

select Adjusters aids homeowners to appeal these unfair denials. Additionally, we work closely with insurance companies in order to make sure your claim is processed promptly.