Fire and Smoke Damage Claims Lawyer San Antonio, TX

House fires and wildfires can often leave neighborhoods devastated. They have both gotten more prevalent in recent years, and have left many homeowners relocating either permanently or temporarily while the property is being sorted out.

Wildfires are common in states located between California and Florida. These are often caused by human activity or natural occurrences like lightning. While most of the recorded incidents have unknown causes, history shows that wildfires usually start in extremely dry conditions. Areas more susceptible to drought paired with high winds are most vulnerable to wildfires. This can result in both fire damage and smoke damage to permanent structures.

House fires often start in the kitchen, electrical appliances, smoking, or with lit candles. Depending on the severity and time it took to get it under control, these can often compromise the foundation of the home, leaving it unsafe to live in. Apart from fire damage and smoke damage, house fires also incur sooth damage and impairing resulting from the materials used in putting the flames out.

Either one of the scenarios can come at any given moment. Because of this, investing in an insurance policy that gives ample coverage can protect you and your loved ones from financial strain if the time comes.

While getting the policy may be simple and straightforward, claiming compensation is where the tricky parts come in. This is where a fire and smoke damage claims lawyer in San Antonio Texas can be of much help.

Insurance carriers are infamous for undervaluing claims, delaying the release of funds, or denying it completely. An attorney not only helps in expediting the procedures, but they can also increase your chances of getting a fair deal. Here at the Chad T. Wilson Law Firm, we work tirelessly to ensure that each of our clients earn the claim they deserve and the settlement they invested in.

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What Exactly Is Fire and Smoke Damage Coverage

This coverage is a type of insurance policy option that either homeowners or commercial space owners can acquire. It is a fairly common choice and it compensates for any personal and financial losses that have been sustained after experiencing fire and smoke damage.

Each policy can be different with some conditions only allowing compensation for either fire damage or smoke damage, while other premium policies can cover both.

When it comes to the standard homeowner’s insurance, fire and smoke damage claims are often not included. If you have a standard homeowner’s policy already, it is best to check the terms and conditions and purchase an add-on or separate policy if the fire and smoke damage factors are absent.

What Exactly Is Fire and Smoke Damage Coverage

Fire and smoke damage coverage is a common type of insurance policy purchased by homeowners and commercial space owners alike. It is designed to compensate for all personal and financial losses that were experienced after fire and smoke damage hit the private properties covered.

There are various insurance companies, each with different policy terms and conditions. Some may be able to cover just fire damage, while others can only cover smoke damages. Similarly, some policies can cover both.

With a standard homeowner’s insurance policy, fire and smoke damages are often not included in the coverage. Again, this depends on the individual policy concerned. However, if you find that it is not in fact part of your current insurance policy, you may simply purchase an add-on or a separate policy.

What Exactly Is Fire and Smoke Damage Coverage

  • Greenery found outdoor
  • Landscaping
  • Garages, sheds, gazebos, and other types of outdoor structures
  • Outdoor and Indoor Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Structural damage
  • Short-term relocation expenses (e.g. hotel, restaurant bills, etc)

The losses above that would most likely be included under the coverage can apply to both residential and commercial policyholders.

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Fire damage can also have its effects on your HVAC unit internally. Turning it on may end up spreading soot particles and other toxins throughout the property. It is best to wait until the HVAC unit has been thoroughly inspected and cleaned by professionals.

Soot and smoke damage are often aftereffects of an already controlled fire. In order to expedite the restoration process and have your own looking as good as new, follow these safety measures:

  • If it is neither too cold nor too hot, open your windows and air out your house. This effectively reduces the odor.
  • Change the filter of your furnace
    As much as possible, do not touch any damaged sections with your bare hands. The natural oils coming from our skin can permeate the walls, furniture, upholstery, and others. Always handle anything with care.
  • Washing walls can only compound the soot residue, we suggest waiting on professional cleaners to take care of it

San Antonio is recorded to be the 2nd most populated city within Texas, and the 7th most populated across the entire country. Its heritage is deeply Hispanic since it was initially founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in the 1700’s. Its history has been preserved and respected by most if not all locals to the point that the oldest cathedral in Texas was established in the 1700’s and is located right in San Antonio.

Apart from the San Fernando Cathedral, locals and tourists alike love Seaworld San Antonio, and the battle of Alamo statue.

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