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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Litigating Insurance Claims After a Disaster’

Understand that insurance companies are “for profit.”

Which industry might be the most impacted by the frequency and size of disasters? Hmm, I’m thinking the property insurance industry could be at the top of that list.

In this Disaster Zone podcast, “Litigating Insurance Claims After a Disaster,” there is a discussion with an attorney who specializes in property litigation issues. This happens when the property owner and insurance company cannot come to an agreement about the value of the loss that has been experienced stemming from a disaster.

One of the things that has become clearer to me after this podcast is how difficult it might be for a condo owner to sort out a property loss when disaster strikes.

Just remember, when it comes time to file a claim, you might not want to be working with a company that gave you the cheapest price for insurance. Know what is covered by your policy and be sure you have the most updated terms, since they can change from policy year to policy year.

See this: “J.D. Power’s 2023 best and worst home insurance companies for claims.”

And, here’s the podcast description:

“Unfortunately, we do live in a litigious environment. When disasters strike, we expect that our property insurance provider will cover our losses. Sometimes, the insurance company and the insured person(s) don’t agree on the settlement amounts being offered by the insurance company. What do you do next? This and other topics about the current disaster environment and its impacts on the property insurance industry are discussed in this podcast. The expert guest, Evan W. Walker is a La Jolla, California attorney who has practiced law since 2008. He has practiced law throughout California, Connecticut, and Louisiana. Evan worked for and defended insurance companies during the first 7 years of his practice. Since 2015, he has represented people with personal injury and property damage claims and insurance disputes. Evan's practice is devoted to serious personal injury claims and catastrophic property damage claims. On behalf of clients, Evan has fought insurance firms, international companies, cities, bars, and casinos.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.