Theft & Vandalism Loss
When theft or vandalism happens, it can leave you feeling angry, singled out, vulnerable and worried it could happen again. In some cases, the resulting damage may be considered a crime scene. When a business is involved it may leave you, the business owner, and your employees temporarily without space to run your operations. Every minute you can’t operate your business is potentially lost revenue.
What is My Insurance Company’s Legal Responsibility When I File a Theft or Vandalism Claim?
In Florida, as in other states, theft and vandalism are serious offenses that need to be reported to the authorities, and their investigation and subsequent reports could take time to complete, complicating your insurance claim.
Your homeowners, renters, or commercial insurance policy is a legal contract that that binds your insurance company to promptly investigate and pay valid claims promptly. When it comes to your business your policy ensures your business assets are protected and may include protection for business interruption.
How do I Know if I Need Help with a Theft or Vandalism Insurance Claim?
In Florida,filing a theft or vandalism insurance claim or a business interruption claim with your insurance company can be complex, confusing and frustrating. If you’re unsure what your insurance company’s responsibility is regarding a theft or vandalism claim, talk to a professional who understands insurance law.
We would like to believe that insurance companies will step up to the plate and do the right thing, but insurance companies are in business to make money, not pay claims. Desir Law Firm will advise you on the best way to proceed. We routinely review consult, and, when necessary, litigate various types of insurance policy contracts on behalf of homeowners, renters, business and commercial property owners.
Public insurance adjusters and prominent law firms trust our experience and refer their clients to us for help with evaluating property damages and filing insurance claims. If you feel your property or business insurance claim being ignored, unreasonably delayed or improperly handled, or if you feel your insurance claim has been unfairly denied, or the insurance company has acted in bad faith, you have a right to legal recourse and/or legal redress.