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Tips for Filing Homeowner Insurance Claims

How to File a Homeowner's Insurance Claim

When you experience damage to your home, whether from hail or wind damage, fire or floods, you want prompt payment of your insurance claim. And that prompt payment may rely upon your ability to take the following steps:

  • Keep a home inventory and use a camera or a video camera to document everything that you own. The photos or videos will serve as proof of what you owned while preserving your memory on all of the little things that you may forget to claim. These small items they can add up to big money when you have to replace them all at once.
  • Document your loss by obtaining estimates from reputable sources to support your claim.
  • Keep all of your paperwork together in one place. Place all of your evidence together including papers, photos, videos, receipts and estimates to make them easier to find when you are ready to file your claim. It will also be easier to grab them if you have to leave home in a hurry. Of course, by renting a safe deposit box, you won't have to worry about where your papers are or have to grab them in an emergency on your way out of the house.
  • Keep a log to document all of your conversations with your insurance agent; keep a log of dates, times and the subject matter and keep this with the rest of your paperwork.
  • Insure your property at replacement cost. There can be a huge difference between replacing your property with new versus replacing it with a comparable make or model. The difference between what you originally paid versus what it will cost you to replace the property later on can be as much as a 90% difference in price. Always insure for replacement cost.
  • Purchase special riders for your valuables including furs, jewelry, or artwork. Purchasing a rider can provide additional coverage for items that are under-insured or not covered at all under your homeowner's policy.
  • Keeping your home in good repair by spending money on repairs and maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs or a personal injury lawsuit in the future.

Call Zinda Law Group Today

If you have experienced a loss or damage to your home but your insurance company is dragging their feet on paying your claim, you need an experienced attorney to get your claim paid fast. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group deal with insurance companies every day and we have the experience and expertise to get a fair settlement for you. Call us for a free no-fee consultation at (800) 863-5312 and let us help you.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.


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North Austin: Downtown Austin: Round Rock:
8834 N. Capital of TX Hwy
Suite 304
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-246-2224
Principal Office
100 Congress Avenue
Suite 2000

Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 512-271-5549
1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512-551-0398
Dallas: Fort Worth: Plano:
3131 McKinney Ave
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: 214-390-3177
201 Main Street
Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-769-8442
6860 North Dallas Pkwy.
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 972-360-9891
Arlington: Waco: Carrollton:
3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd.
Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76018
Phone: 214-390-6249
7215 Bosque Blvd.
Suite 107
Waco, Texas 76710
Phone: 254-870-0877
2340 E. Trinity Mills
Suite 300
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Phone: 972-360-9891
San Antonio:    
21022 Gathering Oak
 Suite 3
San Antonio, TX 78260
Phone: 210-390-0742
Houston: Bryan-College Station:
1700 Post Oak Boulevard 2 BLVD Place
Suite 600,
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 832-554-9024
1716 Briarcrest Dr.
Suite 300
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: 979-314-9696
Corpus Christi: Tucson:  
711 N. Carancahua Rd.
Suite 700
Corpus Christi, TX 78475
Phone: 361-693-5770
2 E. Congress
Suite 900
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-222-8322
Midland: El Paso:  
4500 W. Illinois
Suite 203
Midland, TX 79703
Phone: 432-242-4996
2300 George Dieter Drive
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone: 915-288-3007
319 South First
Temple, TX 76504
Phone: 254-207-0300
Denver, CO: Fort Collins, CO: Aurora, CO:
600 17th Street
Suite 2625S
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-800-1501
155 E. Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-549-2138
3190 S. Vaughn Way
Suite 550
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 720-536-0760
Boulder, CO: Colorado Springs, CO:
1434 Spruce Street
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 720-545-2689
102 S. Tejon Street
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-285-6994