Vancouver, WA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Washington

Q: Question about legalities and ethics regarding a home insurance claim.

Had a grease fire in my kitchen so I started a home insurance claim. Well before I have even gotten the adjuster to come do the inspection I'm getting calls from people trying to buy my "fire damaged home" . I asked how how they got my info and was told they got it from my insurance company. Is this legal for my insurance to do this? I'm concerned that their adjuster my try to low ball the cost of repairs and maybe even try to diminish the value of my home so they can try to get their people to buy it cheaper

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your fire. It could depend on what your arrangements were - and what you and the carrier agreed should be done with the house. If you reached out to local attorneys, they would probably want to examine in closer detail. Good luck

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