Storm Damage Loss Assessor Services
Storm Ali caused chaos across Ireland and claimed two lives with its destructive power magnified by the lingering damage of storms Ophelia and Emma.
It brought down trees, damaged houses and sparked transport paralysis as it swept across Ireland with gusts of up to 150kmh.
A woman, a Swiss tourist in her 50s, died in Clifden, Co Galway, when the caravan she was sleeping in was blown over a cliff.
In Co Down, one man died and another was injured after a tree fell at the entrance to Slieve Gullion Park.
The Ploughing Championships outside Tullamore, Co Offaly, was hit with the organisers forced to cancel its second day over safety concerns.
Storm damage can include fallen trees, debris, damaged roof, basement flooding – these are just obvious examples.
Unfortunately the full extend of storm damage is frequently difficult to assess by the home owner. Structural damage to your property and water ingress are not immediately visible, but can manifest sometimes months after the claim has been settled and your file closed.
Many people assume they are automatically covered if their roof is leaking. In fact this is not the case and the policy wording is often open to interpretation by insurers.
With roof damage there are as many policy exclusions (wear & tear, bad design, bad workmanship, gradual deterioration, bad construction techniques etc.) as inclusions, with the burden of proving storm damage weighed heavily on policyholders.
What is a loss assessor?
They can handle all aspects of your insurance claim, giving you advice and working on your behalf to secure the best possible payout.
You do not have to wait until things go wrong with a claim before turning to an assessor – many people appoint one as soon as something happens that triggers a claim. One of the main benefits is you are employing the services of an insurance expert who knows how to navigate through the claims process, all the paperwork and jargon.
When might I need a loss assessor?
Many insurance claims are straightforward and can be settled without the need for loss adjusters or loss assessors to get involved.
But if you know your claim is going to be large – running into thousands of pounds – or extensive work will be needed to repair your property, a loss assessor can help take some of the stress out of the situation and speed up a claim and any remedial work required. In some cases, your insurer may refuse to pay the amount you believe you are entitled to. A loss assessor will deal with your insurer directly and its loss adjuster to secure the best outcome.
If you’re a policy holder and you have to make an insurance claim, a professional loss assessor company like Loss Assessors Ireland would help you in managing your claim in general, right from beginning to end.
We can help in each step of the way, from preparing the paperwork all the way to more practical factors of the entire process. We will always strives to make sure that you gain the most equity and best settlement.
For more information on our any of our services, or to discover what makes Loss Assessors Ireland is one of the most renowned firms of loss assessors in Dublin, call our 24/7 number 087-1958363. Or contact us here