Sudden and Accidental
Talk to Our Houston Insurance Bad Faith Attorney
There is an old expression that is it wise to expect the unexpected. As
this statement is contradictory to itself, the most we can do is prepare
for the unexpected. For homeowners, this means purchasing insurance coverage
that includes sudden and accidental damage.
There are two main forms of sudden and accidental damage coverage in Texas:
Smoke: Kitchen fires, electrical shorts, and other sources of flame can cause
smoke to billow uncontrollably into your home, either damaging it directly
or rendering it unusable due to the permanent scent of ash.
Water: Not every source of damaging water will come from burst pipes and the weather;
any other source of water that harms your home or property, such as your
furniture, is likely to be covered by sudden and accidental damage insurance.
The key factor in a claim regarding sudden and accidental damage is that
it stems from a source that was wholly unexpected. Negligent behavior
that a reasonable person should have predicted would cause harm to the
property is unlikely to be eligible for coverage.
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Troubles with Insurance Claims
As the name suggests, sudden and accidental damage is something that no
one sees coming. Due to the nature of the incident, homeowners often have
no choice but to react after the fact and hope that their insurance provider
gives them the monies needed to recuperate. On the other side of the story,
an insurance company may be skeptical about your claim. To them, an accident
might just sound like a story conjured up to conceal what actually happened.
The important thing to remember is that your claim is not about their beliefs. If your
insurance coverage states that it includes sudden and accidental damage, they need to fulfill
their part of the contract and help you out.
You can collect information and evidence to bolster your claim, such as:
- Photographic evidence
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Records of maintenance
Your Home is Your Castle. Defend It!
At Dick Law Firm, we have built our careers on challenging the claims of
insurance companies that are operating out of
bad faith. All too often, our Houston insurance bad faith attorney has seen cases
where homeowners should have been granted money no problem but instead
had to jump through hoops to get any compensation. Luckily, with our dedication
and know-how, we have been able to secure victory after victory on behalf
of our clients. If you
contact us today and schedule a
free initial consultation, you could be our next great success story.