Navigating the claim process
Damage to commercial spaces leads to prolonged company shut-downs and this can have crippling effects on business. We navigate the claim process to ensure that no coverage is overlooked, overlapped or waived; and we keep the process flowing forward to that our clients’ businesses can begin to recover.
Commercial Insurance policies vary widely, but generally speaking there are three distinct coverage areas:
Business interruption insurance
This varies by policy, but generally, it covers lost business income as well as those expenses that continue to accrue even when a company has to be temporarily shut down; issues can arise when proving the amounts at issue and managing payment schedules to stay up-do-date with business responsibilities.
Business contents, equipment, and inventory
This will depend on your policy, but these coverages will generally provide reimbursement for a fair portion of the costs associated with replacing all of the damaged and destroyed items in the building; issues can arise with regard to what coverage area each item falls into, under-valuation, and over-depreciation.
This varies from policy-to-policy, but should generally cover the cost of rebuilding a comparable structure to the one you had prior to the loss; a multitude of issues can arise when your vision for the repairs do not match the Insurance Company’s suggestions.