In an article published by the Miami Herald on December 17, 2020, Jim McDermott provides his insights into the importance of homeowners notifying their insurance company right away when a disaster strikes:
“‘You don’t have to know the full extent of your damage,’ says lawyer Jim McDermott, the head of litigation at Ball Janik in Portland, Oregon. The faster you tell them that something happened, the faster they send out an appraiser. If your region is declared a federal disaster area, you can also try to apply online for FEMA individual assistance funding, or for a Small Business Administration disaster loan. Do it ASAP. ‘Just get to the front of the line as fast as you can,’ he says.”
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