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Fire Damage Claims

Fire damage claims need to be handled very carefully. Very often a fire along with the smoke and water damage will result in a total loss. In those cases you should be careful to make certain you get everything you are entitled to under your policy. Fire losses are tricky when they involve a partial loss. In these cases you need to hire your own expert restoration contractor who is able to conduct a thorough examination of the damage. A few things to look out for include:

  • Thoroughly check the HVAC. These are very difficult to clean properly after a fire loss and most likely need to be fully replaced.
  • Damage from water and heat may not be readily apparent at first and may result in mold, expansion, warping and cracking.
  • Ducts, pipes and connectors must be thoroughly inspected.
  • Heat can destabilize and compromise a roof and a foundation.
  • Discoloration or “matching” issues.

Fire claims require experts who specialize in such losses. Don’t forget to take full advantage of your business interruption coverage to replace your income while you are unable to conduct your business due to a fire loss. Contact Hoch Law Firm, PC for legal help with fire damage claims in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Client Reviews
Tim represented us in a dispute with our insurance company over roof damage due to a hail storm in the Dallas area. We were very disheartened by the constant denials and dishonest treatment we were receiving from the insurance carrier, and Tim counseled us to remain patient while he systematically put together expert opinions and facts that supported our claim. Eventually we were able to settle our case and had the roof replaced on our apartment building just two months before the big tornado hit in late 2015. Our investment property was the only one in the area that did not sustain any roof damage! We were lucky with our timing, but we were even more fortunate to have Tim on our side. We highly recommend Tim's firm! Allan and Marian Goodman
In short order, he was able to quickly understand and master the details of our case and map out a very cost-effective, efficient legal strategy. After a series of quick wins in court, our opponent came to the table with a highly satisfactory settlement. Mr. Hoch’s ability to effectively tell a persuasive story within the confines of a courtroom is without equal. Anthony Page
Tim’s knowledge and insight regarding not just the law, but business and human nature in general was greatly appreciated and relied upon as we navigated through a difficult situation. Tim has my utmost admiration and respect both on a personal and professional basis. Phillip A. Reinsch
We use Tim Hoch to handle complex business litigation matters on a variety of topics. He combines a strategic, no-frills approach with a bottom-line mindset. He is extremely responsive, organized and thorough. We would gladly recommend his services. Richard Warren, CEO