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How Long Do you Have to File a Home Insurance Claim?

Filing a homeowner’s insurance claim is not something that many of us want to deal with. Sadly, more people than you may imagine deal with homeowner’s claims each and every day. For those that live in the area, the agents with First Florida Underwriters in Orange Park, FL can help you determine how long you have to file your home insurance claim.

For the most part, the time limit when it comes to filing a home insurance claim is going to vary between agencies. Some allow up to a year while others require you file within a few months. Some agencies even set the time limit at 30 days requiring that the incident be reported and a claim filed within 30 days of the occurrence.

It is very important that when you have a homeowner’s claim that you want to file, that you take the time to gather your proof and file as quickly as you can. This is going to reduce the likelihood that your agent or agency is going to be able to or want to reject the claim and leave the burden of repair on you. When you take on a new policy you should read the policy to find out just how long you have and how to go about filing.

When preparing to file a claim you first want to make sure you take the time to gather proof in the form of photos so that you can show them to the adjuster when they come to assess the damage. Though they will take their own photos, it can take up to a week for an adjuster to come and things are bound to look different in the span of a week. No matter how you go about filing your claim, the agents with First Florida Underwriters in Orange Park, FL can help.