WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Homeowners Consumer Center is now urging homeowners anywhere in Illinois to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have had a significant homeowners insurance claim settlement that fell short of repairing the damage, especially if the damage involved storm, wind, rain, hail, or significant damage to a home caused by a plumbing leak. http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.Com
The Homeowners Consumer Center is launching a new initiative aimed at helping homeowners in Illinois if they are having difficulty getting proper compensation from their homeowners insurance company on a loss related to wind, hail, or rain damage, and or a loss related to a plumbing leak in their home. This initiative is statewide and includes homeowners in any community in Illinois, such as Chicago, Springfield, Rockford, or Peoria.
The types of insurance claims the Homeowners Consumer Center is talking about could include:
- Severe spring or summer storms that resulted in roof, siding, or window damage.
- Severe winter storms that could have caused severe roof leaks, pipe bursts, or home exterior damage.
- Typically the types of storms the Homeowners Consumer Center is referring to are storms that would have significantly impacted an entire community, or neighborhood in Illinois.
The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "The homeowners we are trying to help in Illinois are those who submitted an insurance claim for wind, hail, rain, or storm damage in the last two years, and instead of getting enough money to make the repairs, they received far less than needed. In some instances we could be talking about tens of thousands less than needed to make the proper repairs.
"If you are a homeowner in Illinois and an insurance company low balled you on a legitimate homeowners insurance claim we would like you to call us at 866-714-6466 so we can try to help you out. When people buy homeowners insurance in a state like Illinois they expect things like siding damage, roof damage, window damage, or water leaks that were caused by a severe storm to be covered by their insurance. Our only caveat is the claim can be no older than two years old, and the proof of loss must be well documented by the homeowner." http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.Com
M. Thomas Martin
SOURCE Homeowners Consumer Center