My Contractor Found Hidden Damage. Now The Repairs Will Cost A Lot More Than The Company Representative Originally Estimated. Who Bears The Extra Cost?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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This again depends on the outcome of the claim settlement process. If you have already accepted the settlement and provided a release to the insurance company, end of story – you pay the extra. If the claim has not been closed, contact the insurance company and try to resolve the difference. If a compromise figure cannot be reached, you will need to hire an independent insurance adjuster or retain an attorney to represent your interests with the insurance company.

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