When your property suffers loss or damage, one of the first steps you’ll take is to file a claim with your insurance company. For many, the process can become a burden, prolonging the effects of the damage and causing strain and anxiety for the insured. Insurance companies and claims vary drastically, and the variations extend to the quickness that the issue is resolved as well. While many may see their settlement paid within as little as a week, others are dragged on for weeks and months on end.
It’s probably obvious to most that the biggest hassles come with the biggest claims, as insurance companies are going to do everything they can to save a few bucks. Only when a tipping point between effort exerted and moneys saved will insurance companies typically let up a little, but property owners typically reach their breaking point much earlier and give up the fight for their owed moneys. Here are three big tips to getting your insurance claim paid quicker:
Insurance claims and settlements can be a smooth process or a bumpy ride. Select your insurance company wisely, and take the time now - before disaster strikes - to prepare for the worst.