how long does it take for fire insurance claim to process

Asked on May 27, 2009 under Insurance Law, North Carolina

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

There is no fixed time limit by law that an issurance company is under.  It actually depends on the case.  is there liability coverage?  is coverage at issue?  is an investigation ongoing?  These are among the several questions that need to be answered.  Indeed, there is often a question of whether the fire was started intentionally and then there are issues as to damages.  Was it a home that burnt down or a business?  what damages were causes?  if it was a business, what are the business losses?  I would need to know the answers to these questions to help you more.  perhaps you can reask your question in more detail.


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