After Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in Florida, causing death and destruction, contractors came running to “help.”
I’ve been handling Hurricane Claims for more than 30 years. Here are just a few things to consider:
- Have a lawyer review any contract before you sign.
- Make sure there is a “Termination Provision” in any contract setting forth how the Contract can be canceled and what you will owe in the event you terminate your contract.
- Get independent experts to determine your damage. Don’t just rely upon the insurance companies “Independent Adjusters.”
- Take plenty of photos of all your damages.
- Save your receipts for any expenses incurred, emergency remediation, shrink wrap, blue taps, moving, storage, any other additional expenses may be reimbursed based upon your insurance coverage.
- Get a second opinion on everything! From the insurance company’s decision to a contractor’s bid.
- Make sure your contractor has a great reputation and is licensed and bonded.
- Don’t “give away your claim” by assigning your rights to a contractor.
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