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Insurance Claim Denials Resulting From Natural Disasters

We buy insurance coverage so it will be there for us when disaster strikes. After a fire, gas pipeline explosion, flood, earthquake, landslide, windstorm or other natural disaster, property owners need prompt payment on their insurance claims so they can repair or replace damaged property and begin to move forward with their lives.

Unfortunately, after many natural disasters, some policyholders receive insurance claim denials instead of the help they need. Other claim payments will be delayed for months or years, or even underpaid by the insurance companies.

If you are involved in an insurance coverage dispute relating to a natural disaster — a fire or pipeline explosion, landslide or flood — you need to talk to the lawyers at Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, in San Francisco for skilled legal assistance. Our legal team will review your case and advise you how we can help.

Getting Results For Policyholders

Our insurance attorneys have been standing up for the rights of property insurance policyholders — and getting results — for more than 17 years. We will fight to see that you obtain the full amount of insurance benefits you are entitled to receive.

Few people in California carry earthquake coverage or flood insurance because of the high cost of these types of policies. Yet some property damage may be covered under your homeowners policy or commercial general liability insurance policies.

We will review your policy to determine whether you are insured for the replacement cost of the lost or damaged property. Then we will analyze whether your property was adequately insured. If not, why not? Did the insurance agent fail to write adequate coverage? If insurance broker or agent negligence was involved, we can help.

Has the insurance company offered you only a fraction of the value of your damage? We can help you get an accurate appraisal of the true cost of your property damage.

Schedule A Consultation With Our Attorneys

Has your claim for coverage been denied? Our insurance attorneys will analyze the effects of the natural disaster and the rationale the insurance company is using to deny your insurance claim. Call our San Francisco law office at 415-655-1549 or send us an email to learn more about how we can assist you.

Useful Resource: See the United Policyholders Disaster Relief Handbook and Household Inventory Guide for guidance on what to do after a natural disaster.