New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2013
Most people are intimidated filing a property insurance claim. They’ve suffered through property damage, be it a severe event caused by weather or an out-of-control driver that’s driven through the front porch. It’s incredibly stressful regardless of the situation. A 7/11/13 report, posted on WDTN.com, offers consumers warnings against fraud when getting their property repaired, and tips to file an insurance claim. The editor of BelmanInsuranceAdvisor.com boils down that information into a succinct list of claim filing “how to” steps to pass to clients.
1. Make sure that there is no imminent threat of harm. For example, if an electric line is down, immediately call the authorities. If there is broken glass, cordon off the area so no one walks through it.
2. Inspect and photograph. Walk the perimeter of the damaged area and take many pictures from all angles. Take video if available. Make sure to note the date and time of the event.
3. Call the insurance agent immediately. Make sure the insured knows to provide all contact numbers, particularly if they cannot stay in the dwelling.
4. Make claims inclusive. Everything that is damaged must be documented fully with estimates.
For consumers, filing a claim and the claims process can be stressful and onerous. An excellent insurance professional will go the extra mile and make sure the claimant understands the process while it’s happening, walking them through it, providing any additional insurance advice when necessary. Relationships are fundamental to this industry.
BelmanInsuranceAdvisor.com provides no-nonsense advice for insurance professionals to provide to their clients to prepare them in case they need to file a property insurance claim.
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