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Homeowners Insurance Claims for Winter Storm Damage

Your home is hit with a winter storm. Heavy snow causes a roof collapse or pipes freeze causing water damage and possibly mold. When it comes to winter storm property damage and your homeowner's insurance policy, our public adjusters are experts in determining what you are truly entitled to claim from such a catastrophe.

Our public adjusters work only for you, managing every step of the winter storm damage insurance claim process to help maximize and expedite your recovery.

Your home can experience a wide range of winter storm damages, such as snow collapsed roof, frozen pipes, water damage and possibly mold from pipes bursting in winter. Even a space heater connected incorrectly can spark sudden fire damage. If the unexpected happens, your insurance company will send their own adjuster to assess your home’s property damage and determine what is covered in your homeowner’s insurance policy. As you focus on protecting your family and property, shouldn’t you have an expert on your side representing only your interests as you file a claim?

Our professional public adjusters lift that burden from beginning to end during the insurance claim process. We help homeowners like you every day in Portland, ME, Scranton, PA, Albany, NY and throughout the Northeast. Whether it’s a frozen pipes insurance claim or a claim for New York winter storm damage, we level the playing field with your insurance company using our unmatched expertise and resources to evaluate, document, and negotiate your snow damage insurance claim for the maximum amount. Contact us today for help with your claim so you and your family can get back on your feet sooner.

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What To Focus On After Winter Storm Damage

Make sure you fully understand the meaning of each of the following before you move forward. Feel free to reach out to us for a no-cost discussion about your claim.
  • How much do I really need to know?
  • How can I minimize the emotional toll on my family?
  • How can I minimize the effect on my work/career?
  • How large an advance should I expect?
  • Is there anyone on my side?
  • How much time over the next several months will you need to put aside to handle your claim properly? How will all those hours affect your family? Your job?
  • What is the emotional investment that you will need to commit to the process?
  • Can you get paid for your time?
  • Are you entitled to an advance from the insurance company? What is reasonable?
  • What is your agent’s or broker's role? Will his/her role be active or passive? When faced with supporting your position or the insurance company’s, where will he/she stand?
  • Are you familiar with the following forms/practices and what their request/issuance is telescoping? Request for a Proof of Loss. Reservation of Rights letter. Request for an Examination Under Oath.
  • What does it mean when the insurance company recommends a preferred vendor? Who is this vendor working for, really?
  • Contractors may tell you they can do what public adjusters can do. Can they really? What is their background and education in insurance? Are they bonded? In many states, like California, it’s even against the law!
  • What is the insurance company’s motivation in preparing a reconstruction estimate for you? The policy says it is your responsibility. Why are they willing to do it? How do they benefit?
  • What is the difference between functional replacement and true replacement? Should you care? Why?
  • How is actual cash value determined?
  • Can you do the repairs yourself? Are you entitled to the profit that a contractor would typically charge? Are you entitled to the overhead that a contractor would typically charge?
  • What are the benefits and the pitfalls of replacing your home vs. selling?
  • Do you have to replace on the same site? Can you buy or build elsewhere?
  • Can you collect code coverage allowances if you build elsewhere?
  • How quickly can you start rebuilding?

Property Damage Losses Homeowners Claims Recovery Process

Property Damage
Time Element
Life & Safety Issues
Mitigation of Damages
Establish A Preliminary Recovery Plan
Evaluation of Coverages
Valuation Of Damages, Claim Preparation, and Documentation
Negotiations & Settlement
Restoration Of Property & Operations

How Our Team Helps You

  • Evaluate Icon Evaluate Evaluating your insurance policy to establish the best possible strategy for presenting your claim to the insurer.
  • Strategy Icon Strategy Valuing, documenting, and substantiating every detail.
  • Communication Icon Communication Keeping you informed every step of the way.
  • Negotiation Icon Negotiation Negotiating on your behalf with your insurance company.
  • Settlement Icon Settlement Ultimately settling the claim for the maximum amount and with less hassle for you.

Homeowners We Have Helped

...Our most recent experience with your company was for a claim on a large garage that caved in after a huge snowstorm...After dealing with our own insurance company, we called in your company for assistance...We were very much satisfied with the handling of our claim. Under stressful times, it was a comfort knowing you would resolve these problems saving us any confrontation with our insurance company...
John and Roseann Franco
Homeowners - Herkimer, NY
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  • Larry & Kristy Lewandowski - Angola, NY
  • William Pye - Eden, NY

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