Besides the death of a loved one, losing your home to disaster is the most devastating thing that can happen to a person. In many cases, insurance can relieve a lot of the burden, but there are legal aspects to disaster recovery that make talking to a lawyer a good idea. For instance, if your home is located in a disaster zone, you may be entitled to disaster recovery funds. Problem is that the government probably won’t make it very easy for you to find the information you need to get what’s rightfully yours. Or you may find that your insurance company will drag its feet when making a payout. An experienced attorney can clear up a lot of the red tape you can expect when filing a claim. But there’s a lot you can do to speed up the process. Keep all your important papers like insurance forms and deeds to your house off site–a safety deposit box is a good idea.
We can’t guarantee that rebuilding after a disaster will be easy, but we can guarantee it will be easier. Contact us for information on how to protect yourself from natural disasters.