Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorneys are deeply involved in the Maine communities where we live and work. So we understand the devastation that a serious fire can cause. If your house burns, you and your family may lose your furniture, clothes and possessions. A fire at a business, meanwhile, can result in lost productivity of workers, destroyed inventory and lost wages, adversely affecting an entire community in some cases.
We represent individuals and businesses in filing insurance claims for fire losses to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Maine statute requires insurers to promptly, fairly and equitably settle claims after liability becomes reasonably clear. An insurer which does not do so may be liable for attorney fees and interest with 1½% per month. Also, if an insurer acts outrageously during the process of adjusting the claim they may be liable for emotional distress damages and punitive damages.
When fire causes property losses, it’s helpful to have a law firm that has built a reputation of aggressively representing individuals and businesses in insurance claims. Please call us at at (207) 784-3200 or (800) 639-7026, or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Skelton Taintor & Abbott serves clients in cities and towns across Maine, including Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor.