Emergencies are situations no one truly wants to be in. In fact, most of us don’t even like witnessing emergencies, even if on TV. Emergencies give us a helpless feeling and can cause panic as well. Luckily, there are those, such as first responders, firefighters, and police, who are trained to know how to handle emergencies. The goal of an emergency is to emerge on the other side unscathed and safe.

Contender Claims Consultants in Miami offers the best insurance claim adjusters. Our mission is to help you get compensation for after the emergency. When you partner with us, we will handle the claims process for you from beginning to end. We’ll assess the damage, file the claim, and then negotiate for a final settlement with the insurance company on your behalf. We work for you, and our promise to you is to work diligently to maximize your settlement so you can begin to put the pieces back together of your life.

One of the most frequent claims our public insurance adjusters see is a house or office fire. Fires can be devastating because once started, they show no mercy to what’s in their path. Below, we’ll go over some tips on what to do if a fire breaks out in your home or office. Contact us today to get started!


Don’t Panic

Contender Claims Consultants in Miami, a public insurance adjuster, recommends that you don’t panic. Panicking can affect your thinking and lead you to making the wrong decisions. Take a deep breath, and remain calm. You’ll want to assess the situation, and then decide upon your course of action.

Can You Put Out the Fire?

The first decision you should make is to determine if you can put out the fire. If you can, do so safely, preferably with a fire extinguisher. If you can’t, then you and the others with you need to get out of the building as quickly as possible. You may need to pull a fire alarm or alert others as you exit. Then, immediately alert authorities by dialing 911 and giving them the information they need to respond.

Assess If Everyone is Out

It’s important to make sure your family and co-workers are outside of the building. Contender Claims Consultants in Miami recommends that you have a predetermined meeting place ahead of time so you can get a head count. It is never a good idea to run back into a burning fire under any circumstance, even for your dog or cat. Instead, alert fire personnel that there are animals inside that need rescuing. This advice also goes for any personal items you think you need, such as a phone, computer, or mementos from the past. Most of those items can be replaced; your life cannot be.


After the fire has run its course and the amazing firefighters have put it out, the clean up — and the assessment of damage — then begins. Once you alert your insurance company to a fire, they will arrange for an insurance adjuster to come and assess the damage so you can receive just compensation. However, if you sustained fire damage, we recommend instead partnering with your Miami-area public insurance adjuster. We do everything that your insurance company adjuster would do, but only better. We do a ton-notch investigation into all of the damage sustained, including smoke and fire damage. We take a full inventory of valuables lost and their estimated worth. We consult specialists when needed if there is a question of fault.

Contender Claims Consultants in Miami works hard to ensure you are justly compensated for the fire and smoke damage your building has sustained. We work for you, not the insurance company. Call us today for a free consultation!