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?
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    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).
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