Successfully Handling Commercial Property Damage Claims

After an accident or natural disaster, the NY property damage lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP understand that whether you own a small or large business, you need to recover quickly to avoid devastating financial losses. While you may have a commercial property insurance plan to help you cover the costs, the process of obtaining rightful compensation can be frustrating and complicated. It is not uncommon for insurance providers to dispute, delay, or outright deny a valid claim rather than payout a significant amount to a customer.

Contact WRSH to ensure that you have a knowledgeable, aggressive legal team on your side to protect your rights. Call (212) 986-7353 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Do I Need an Attorney for a Commercial Claim?

If your property has suffered minor or major damage, it is important that you contact your insurance company first to file a claim. Take photographs and create a detailed list of the structural damage and any items that have been destroyed by the accident or natural disaster. In order to protect your claim even further, consult with an accomplished legal team to help you understand your insurance policy and fight for the coverage you were promised.

The NY commercial property damage lawyers at WRSH is experienced at resolving disputes for owners of the following properties:

  • Rental properties
  • Retail developments
  • Industrial sites
  • Medical clinics
  • Office buildings

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Types of Commercial Property Claims in New York

After a storm, construction accident, or other peril, the last thing you need is to battle with your insurer for the payout you are entitled to receive. An attorney will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights. Commercial property insurance typically covers the following types of damage:

  • External damage to the building
  • Internal structural damage
  • Ruined or totaled property, including office equipment
  • Business interruption losses
  • Repair costs

The longer it takes for your insurance company to act, the longer your company may have to be out of business. A leaking roof, damaged walls, or other catastrophic damages can bring your business to a halt. It may be necessary to hire a skilled attorney to get the reimbursement you need in a timely manner.

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How to Identify Bad Faith Insurance in NY

Without the financial assistance promised by your insurance provider, it may be impossible for your business to recover. Working closely with a property damage lawyer will help strengthen your case and ensure that your insurance company does not act in bad faith to illegally deny your claim. The attorneys at WRSH are highly experienced at confronting and negotiating with insurance providers and may even pursue statutory damages on your behalf if there has been a breach of your insurance contract.

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Protecting Your Business and Future

It is crucial that commercial property owners seek legal representation immediately after their business has suffered property damage. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP are dedicated to protecting property owners’ rights from deceptive insurance companies, especially when your livelihood is on the line. We are available for a free case evaluation. Call (212) 986-7353 to schedule a consultation.

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