As the wildfires burn through San Diego County, The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. wants San Diego residents to know you are all in our thoughts.
According to CNN, three dozen fires raged throughout the night Wednesday, eight of which continue to burn Thursday in a patchwork across the county. Since the first fire ignited on Tuesday, 10,000 acres have burned and many more are expected to burn as the fires continue to spread.
Right now, the focus is on getting the fires under control so displaced residents and families can get back to their lives. But, what will happen during the aftermath of the wildfires? We have seen it before.
As families try to pick up the pieces of their lost homes and businesses, many are forced to deal with greedy insurance companies who put their own profits before the best interests of their clients.
Sadly, home and business owners may be put through the ringer when trying to cash in their claims necessary to rebuild their lives. Anyone affected by these wildfires can seek legal representation if they feel their insurance company is acting in bad faith by giving them the run-around, delaying payment, or wrongfully denying a claim.
When disasters of this magnitude occur, insurance companies sometimes act in bad faith to avoid paying out all the claims at once. But, this practice is illegal and an attorney will be able to help affected families get the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.
If you or someone you love is affected by the disastrous San Diego wildfires, our hearts go out to you. If you are forced to deal with the hassle of bad faith insurance practices, please know you have rights. At The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, we are her to protect those rights. To learn more, contact us today.