Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Plumbing and Pipe Leaks?

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Owning your own home is exciting but there are also basic chores and situations you need to be aware of. This will allow you to act in the best possible way should something negative happen. For instance, burst pipes which flood the house. Having your own home may mean that you have replaced the plumbing system and can feel fairly confident that you’re not going to have an issue. However, pipe leaks and plumbing disasters can happen to anyone at any time. It’s best to be prepared. Know Your Plumber…

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Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Hail Damage?

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Since you’re living in “hail alley” in Denver, damage to your property due to this meteorological phenomenon kind of just comes with the territory. That being said, it doesn’t make the damage any less frustrating when you have to deal with it. Repairing places around your home, like your roof, can be a financial burden if you’re not appropriately prepared to handle the responsibility. There is a real need for hail preparedness, considering that parts of Colorado receive the “highest frequency of large hail in North America and most of the world.”…

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Kansas insurance company claim paid out after child knocks over $132,000 statue

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The child’s parents were required to pay for the broken artwork, but their insurer paid most. The Kansas insurance company has covered the parents of a boy who knocked over a statue worth $132,000. The video of the boy toppling the artwork went viral shortly after the incident happened. The video was used as evidence against the boy and the parents were required to cover the cost of the broken artwork. That said, their Kansas insurance company came through with a payment of $107,000 for the damage caused by the…

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Evacuation cost claims expected from homeowners insurance companies

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Wildfire victims are being reminded that even if their homes aren’t damaged, they may still have coverage. The thousands of California wildfire victims who have been evacuated from Sonoma, Butte and Napa, may be able to make an evacuation cost claim with their insurers. Those carrying homeowners or renters insurance policies may be able to make claims to help with the expenses. Even in cases when properties haven’t been damaged, many renters and homeowners insurance policies cover some or all of the evacuation cost they face when ordered to leave…

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Tracy Morgan insurance dispute with Walmart won’t see him deposed

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The celebrity of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock fame refused to testify under oath in this case. The current Tracy Morgan insurance case against Walmart has changed its tone as the celebrity refused to testify in a deposition. Walmart’s insurance company, Ohio Casualty, demanded that Morgan participate in a 7-hour deposition. The purpose of the deposition, said the insurance company, is to show that Morgan has exaggerated his injuries in order to obtain the claimed payout. The payout is reported to be around $90 million. That said, Benedict Morelli,…

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Sinkhole insurance likely lacking for damaged Fraser homes

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Homeowners are likely to receive unwanted news from the bad gift they received on Christmas Eve. Homes damaged on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit are unlikely to be covered by sinkhole insurance. Experts are saying that while homeowners should still file claims with their insurers, much or all of the damage from the Fraser sinkhole is unlikely to be covered. Standard insurance policies contain exclusions when it comes to perils such as sinkholes. Sinkhole insurance is frequently quite uncommon due to the careful wording of homeowners insurance policies. They contain…

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Property insurance claim filed by Sedgwick County following fraud

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A week after discovering it had been scammed out of half a million dollars or more, the filing of loss was made. Sedgwick County officials have filed a property insurance claim a week after it discovered it had been scammed. The county had fallen victim to a scam and, as a result, had lost over half a million dollars to the scammers. The county determined that it had lost $566,088.90 as a result of internal fraudulent activity. Sedgwick County was asked for the personnel file of one of its employees…

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