My condo in Newton was damaged due to a fire in neighbor’s unit.

Richard (Guest) on Wednesday, October 10 2012, 09:11 AM
I live in a Condo in Newton and my unit has been damaged by water due to fire in our neighbor’s unit. I received an estimate from the Association’s Insurance company and am not satisfied with the estimate since it does not provide adequate compensation to cover expenses for necessary repairs. What should I do to get better settlements?
1 response Add Yours
       
  •  
    Replied by Attorney Alan Fanger on Tuesday, October 16 2012, 11:28 AM · Hide · #1
    Here are a few options available to you: (a) you can obtain your own estimate (though it should come from a highly reputable contractor, preferably one who has done work for insurance companies) ; (b) you could hire a “public adjuster” (a claims rep who would represent your interests but who would probably charge 10 percent of the payment as his/her fee, so perhaps only worth it if there’s a great deal of damage); or (c) you could hire an attorney on an hourly basis (this would be in conjunction with option (a).
Your Response

Top Massachusetts Attorneys Ready To Answer Your Questions

1
Attorney Michael Franklin
Attorney Michael Franklin
Divorce, Criminal Defense, Family Law
2
Attorney Eric Schutzbank
Attorney Eric Schutzbank
Divorce, Criminal Defense, Family Law
3
Attorney Howard Lewis
Attorney Howard Lewis
Divorce, Family Law
4
Attorney Christopher Shannon
Attorney Christopher Shannon
Divorce, Trial & Litigation, Criminal Defense
5
Attorney John Dugan
Attorney John Dugan
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Probate
6
Attorney Alan Fanger
Attorney Alan Fanger
Trial & Litigation, Wills & Probate
7
Attorney Margaret Cross-Beliveau
Attorney Margaret Cross-Beliveau
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Probate
8
9
Attorney David Jensen
Attorney David Jensen
Estate Planning, Real Estate
10
Attorney Edward Cannon
Attorney Edward Cannon
Business Law, Real Estate
11
Attorney Stephen Morte
Attorney Stephen Morte
Divorce, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury
12
Attorney Austin Joyce
Attorney Austin Joyce
Trial & Litigation, Personal Injury
13
Attorney Joseph Leone
Attorney Joseph Leone
Divorce, Criminal Defense, Family Law
14
Attorney Michael Akerson
Attorney Michael Akerson
Business Law, Employment Law, Trial & Litigation
15
Attorney Craig Ciechanowski
Attorney Craig Ciechanowski
Business Law, Trial & Litigation, Real Estate
16
Attorney Jack Merrill
Attorney Jack Merrill
Employment Law
17
Attorney Bruce Watson
Attorney Bruce Watson
Divorce, Criminal Defense
18
Attorney Chesley Oriel
Attorney Chesley Oriel
Business Law, Real Estate
19
Attorney Kenneth Simmons
Attorney Kenneth Simmons
Estate Planning, Elder Law
20
Attorney Liam Floyd
Attorney Liam Floyd
Trial & Litigation, Personal Injury