August 8, 2017

 

Here you will find first steps after a wildfire and tips, tools and resources for recovering from a partial or total wildfire loss. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement, but we also offer guidance on emotional recovery, debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.

If your home has been damaged or destroyed by the wildfire, we are very sorry.  Watch the...

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June 22, 2017
 
The availability of insurance coverage for loss or damage can hinge on the smallest details.  Did your insurer record that it received your notice letter?  Did your insurer’s investigator take note of those small but critical facts you pointed out during the investigation?  Did you meet that obscure condition of coverage buried in the fine print of your policy? 
 
For policyholders seeking coverage for weather-related damage to their home or business, this information can make the difference between survival and...
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June 22, 2017

As the painful process of recovery begins for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by tornadoes, storms, or flooding in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas the focus will be on photographing and removing debris, inventorying losses, negotiating insurance payments and grieving.  

In the months ahead, impacted residents will have to plow through paperwork and make important financial decisions.  The word most commonly used to describe people's mind set after a natural disaster is "overwhelmed."  While...

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June 1, 2017


The fourth installment of Catch UP was a success! 

Catch UP on how to successfully mediate insurance cases.  Registration fees support our non-profit's important work empowering the insured.  A recording of the webinar is available for purchase at www....

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April 25, 2017

In an a recent order, Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Travelers' California home insurance policies contain an unlawful notice provision related to smoke damage. Travelers is one of a handful of insurance companies that have begun to include limitations to coverage for smoke damage in their homeowner's policies. The Travelers policy at...

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