Contents1 Types of Property Damage Claims2 The Resolution Process3 How Breitman Resolutions Can Help Types of Property Damage Claims Property Damage claims include all kinds of injury to real or personal property through another’s negligence, willful destruction, or by some act or failure to act. Property damage may include harm to an automobile, a fence, […]
Types of Property Damage Claims
Property Damage claims include all kinds of injury to real or personal property through another’s negligence, willful destruction, or by some act or failure to act. Property damage may include harm to an automobile, a fence, a tree, a home, or any other possession or the land itself or a fixture to it. The amount of recovery for property damage may be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, loss of use until repaired or replaced, or, in the case of heirlooms or very personal items (e.g. wedding pictures) by subjective testimony as to sentimental value. These claims can come about from construction defects, whether in a planned or multi-unit complex or single family home or just some damage or destruction of the property, whether personal property or real property.
The Resolution Process
Property Damage claims are often mediated which allows for settlement of the claims on terms and conditions that are agreeable to all involved. If the parties cannot agree, then arbitration, whether binding or non-binding is possible.
How Breitman Resolutions Can Help
Most Property Damage claims are ready for the discussion and mediation process by the time the call comes in to set a hearing. To make sure the hearing will have the greatest chance for success, a briefing process and timetable will be set to make sure that information is exchanged between all parties. A Pre-Hearing Telephone Conference may be set to get an update on status, to resolve any problems or anticipated issues before the hearing and to make sure the case is ready for mediation with the sharing of information that is needed to assist those involved in seeking resolution of the claim. All briefs are read, so that the hearing can start on time and move the matter along to resolution.