The damage is done Navigating the insurance battlefront

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For those affected by the Van Zandt County tornadoes April 29, the recovery and rebuilding phase is now in effect. With 35 years of disaster recovery efforts under my belt, there are things that people who were affected should be made aware of.

You have heard all the stories, like “the more I pay you the more I make” to the “don’t worry I have been doing this for years and will get the money you need,” regarding insurance claims.

Months later, the community is still adjusting to the herd of solicitors and figuring out what insurance is going to pay for and how far it is going to fall short.

Sometimes submitting calls and letters work to no avail and claims remain underpaid. But, there is hope on the insurance battlefront. Those who are insured are entitled to certain rights.

Did you know that after you have received a check for a claim you can reopen the claim? You can file a supplement if your claim was underpaid or items were not paid for.

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