Time Is Running Out To File Ice Dam Insurance Claims

Time Is Running Out To File Ice Dam Insurance Claims

Leonard Theran, President of New England’s oldest and largest public adjusting firm (representing property owners who have insurance claims) is urging insurance companies to address lingering issues that are a result of the winter of 2015’s record snow and ice event. The winter of 2015 entered the record books as one of the most severe winters in the Northeast, with more than $2.4 billion in insurance claims filed as a result of the unprecedented 110+ inches of snowfall to the region. Ice dams accounted for the majority of the losses.

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Never Settle For Less: Ice Dams and Water Damage

Never Settle For Less: Ice Dams and Water Damage

When Brian Lannery was called to his customer’s Newton Center, Massachusetts, home last February, he crossed paths with the homeowners’ insurance adjuster who was there to inspect water damage to the home as a result of an ice dam. Lannery, owner of Bourke Painting, a Newton-based contractor specializing in fine residential house painting, renovation and repair, was shocked at the short amount of time the adjuster spent inspecting the damage.

“He was only there briefly. His inspection was not very thorough,” noted Lannery. A short time later, the insurance company offered the homeowners a settlement for the damage—a ridiculously low figure according to Lannery.

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The Good News And The Bad News

The Good News And The Bad News

Here, at Professional Loss Adjusters, we are still fighting for homeowners and business owners who suffered property damage in last year's epic ice and snow storms. Insurance companies have been slow to settle and, in many cases, have undervalued the damage. With this in mind, we can never stress enough how important it is to contact us immediately upon discovering a disaster.

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