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Tips to File a Property Insurance Claim

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Though we all like to believe that our homes are going to last forever, the truth is that losses like hail, wind, fire, and theft do happen in our area. Homeowners insurance protects people from having to pay directly for costly repairs when a loss occurs. This is why all homeowners should have an insurance… Read more »

What Not To Do When Filing a Property Insurance Claim

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Though you may not realize it, filing an insurance claim is a legal process. Do it correctly and you are more likely to get the funds needed to make  necessary repairs to your property. If you don’t, however, you could end up having to pay for repairs out of pocket. Here’s a list of common… Read more »

Collecting Interest on an Appraisal Award

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

In 2017, SJJ won an important case before the Minnesota Supreme Court that allows property owners to collect preaward interest on insurance appraisal awards in Poehler v. Cincinnati.  While the Court found that interest was due on appraisal awards, it did not answer another important question: how much interest is due? Preaward interest on appraisal… Read more »