Let Us Fight for Everything You Are Owed for Hurricane Damages
If you have damage to your property, including your home and other structures, business, or farm, you want to make sure your insurance company compensates you for everything covered in your policy.
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not make money by paying what you think they should. More than 20 years of experience negotiating with them has underscored the fact that some of their claimants did not receive a fair offer for the full amount owed until they got us involved*.
Many of our clients came to us because they found themselves on the losing end of a very well-orchestrated battle with highly trained, skillful insurance company negotiators, lawyers, adjusters, and other expertly coached professionals.
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. The less they pay you, the more they keep for their own profits.
That is not wrong, it’s just business. What is wrong are the tactics we have seen some insurance companies use to try to pay their claimants as little as possible. Not only do we negotiate with insurance companies day after day, but some of our employees used to work for insurance companies. They know firsthand some of these tactics. Click here for examples. Fair warning: these are likely to shock you.
How Can We Help You Fight for More for Your Property Damage Claim?
Insurance companies are notorious for sometimes undervaluing, misclassifying, and denying claims – whether medical or involving property damage to your home, business, or other structures.
Impartial Experts Value Property Damage
We have statewide access to experts from Asheville to New Bern who can impartially assess your property damages. Let’s say, for example, your home or business sustained wind and/or water damage as a direct result of a hurricane. We are able to call on independent appraisers, mold and water damage experts, engineers, contractors, and others for an independent impartial estimate of what your actual damages are. Do you think your insurance company is going to hire those types of experts on your behalf?
How We Can Help
Let us fight for everything you may be owed for hurricane damages.
Insurance adjusters can often be overworked trying to evaluate thousands of claims and mistakes can sometimes be made. If you think the offer you're getting from the insurance company is not fair or is taking too long, contact us. Or, if you simply don’t have the time to deal with the hassle, paperwork, and bureaucracy involved in the recovery process, we can work to help you.
We will review your situation for free, and if we think we can make a difference, we’ll offer to take your case. Or, if we think you'd be better off continuing to negotiate on your own, we'll let you know that too.
If we accept your property damage claim, we will review your insurance policy and try to help you understand it.
Property Damage Expertise
Part of what has made the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin a leading plaintiff’s firm in North Carolina and among the largest in the Southeast is our extensive resources. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is one of those resources, and it is a division of our firm.
The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm evaluates properties and businesses that the state needs to take in order to build roads, bridges, or other public projects. What is unique about the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm? There are only a handful of attorneys in North Carolina who have previously worked as attorneys general for the state of NC, and left to represent property owners. Two of those attorneys work for the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm. They left the state government because they saw too many property owners leaving good money on the table when trying to go at it alone, or because they didn't hire an experienced eminent domain attorney.
We have statewide access to and relationships with experts from Asheville to New Bern who can impartially assess your property damages. Let’s say, for example, your home or business sustained wind and/or water damage as a direct result of a hurricane. We are able to call on independent appraisers, mold and water damage experts, engineers, contractors, and others for an independent impartial estimate of what your actual damages are. Do you think your insurance company is going to hire those types of experts on your behalf?
We Work Where You Live
Our 20-year-old firm is one of the largest plaintiff’s firms in the Southeast. We have recovered in excess of $750 million* total for more than 30,000 clients in North Carolina since 1997. And, in one of our proudest moments, we helped lead a team of law firms in obtaining a historic $1.25 billion* settlement for 18,400 claimants who were discriminated against by the United States government.
While we have achieved national and state-wide recognition, we are local first and foremost. With 14 offices across the state, we, too, have felt the local devastation of NC hurricanes. During Hurricane Florence, for example, our offices particularly in New Bern, Fayetteville, Greenville – even Charlotte were affected. Our employees tend to be givers, and after Hurricane Florence many of them worked hard to try to help where needed most. In Wilmington, there was so much debris, one of our attorneys traveled to that area to help chainsaw trees and other vegetation to enable homeowners to return home. Our staff raised more than $5,000 worth of goods and funding for Hurricane Florence victims. Giving back is in our cultural DNA.
Our legal team is experienced and formidable (and many insurance companies know it). We have lawyers who have years of experience handling property damage claims – large and small. Gary Jackson, played a leading role in the nationally-publicized synthetic stucco lawsuit victory. He represented over 300 homeowners, several commercial businesses, and many homeowner associations in those cases, recovering over $25 million*.
Many of our roughly 200 staff members (including our lawyers) have years of experience in their fields. Our litigation team has been described as formidable. Leading that team is Senior Attorney Hoyt Tessener who has handled cases throughout the U.S. and has been responsible for verdicts and settlements of over $90 million*.
In our experience, if an insurance company knows you have a no-nonsense litigation team working for you who is able to take them to court, they tend to take your claim more seriously.
As one of the largest plaintiff’s firms in the Southeast we have a big hammer to swing and many insurance companies know it. That is the leverage you may need and the leverage you get when you have us on your side.
We use technology and data analytics to uncover information – fast.
Law firm colleagues have commented that our firm is a leading innovator when it comes to utilizing technology for the benefit of our clients.
Get a Free Case Evaluation from Experienced NC Attorneys
Contact us, or call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.
While we do not have a crystal ball, we will not take your property damage case unless we believe we may be able to get you more money from the insurance company (even after our contingency fee). Over 20 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies has shown us that many insurance companies have tended to offer more and often have acted quicker when an attorney is involved*.
We strive for a win-win all around.
*Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results obtained by Gary Jackson and Hoyt Tessener were prior to joining the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.