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Why You Should Be Wary Of The Vendors Suggested By Your Insurance Company After A House Fire?

Why You Should Be Wary Of The Vendors Suggested By Your Insurance Company After A House Fire?

Spencer Freeman – Fire-Loss Attorney – Pierce County, WA

“When your house burns down, there’s a bunch of stuff that needs to happen. When the house needs to be made secure, right. If it’s a total burn-down versus if it’s just partially burnt, that’s going to change what needs to be done to secure the property. So that nobody gets hurt on it, once the fire is out. There’s also going to be the need for water mitigation because the fire department will have been there. It’s going to spray everything down.

So if the structure is not a complete loss, now you’ve got to do things such as take property that’s in there out, get it dried, get it cleaned, maybe, if it’s cleanable, and get the internal aspects of the house dried out. So, the insurance companies have vendors that do this, there’re vendors out there that do this. The insurance company may bring somebody on-site and give that person as an option. But it’s almost like…a wink-wink nudge-nudge, ‘we want you to use this vendor’. You need to be really careful about using those vendors, because, although they’re going to work for you, you’re going to sign some sort of authorization for them to do that work for you, they’re now going to be in direct communication with the insurance company about what they’re authorized to spend, what they’re authorized to do.

So, in a sense, those vendors are going to start assisting setting the value of the case, and you don’t even know it. The value of your claim. And that vendor wants to continue to be brought out to insurance losses.”

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“By that insurance company…so it’s going to do…deflate the amount of work he’s doing, the value…”

Spencer Freeman – Fire-Loss Attorney – Pierce County, WA

“You’ve got to question. Is that vendor keeping the homeowner’s interest at the forefront or the insurance company’s interest at the forefront?”


Freeman Law Firm, Inc. is one of the most reputable and reliable attorney enterprises with two locations in Tacoma and Olympia, WA. When an injury happens, one is often so overcome with shock and pain that thinking about the legal course and taking the next steps may feel like an overwhelming task. This is where our team of experts comes in. We’re here to safely guide you through the seemingly puzzling maze of who’s, what’s, where’s and when’s of the legal recourse. Our skilled lawyers, each of whom is equipped with top qualifications and years of experience in the field, will represent your case and stand by your side for what is right.

Life is all about the unexpected – and the unexpected can come as pleasant surprises or non-so- pleasant accidents. We’re here to help you out when life takes a turn for the worst, to get you back on your feet again.

After practicing with a downtown Seattle firm, Spencer Freeman opened the Freeman Law Firm, Inc. in Tacoma, WA in 2005 after the birth of his first son. Over the course of time, the Freeman Law Firm, Inc. has adhered to the needs of its community, both locally and with contacts nationally. These needs have included litigation in several different areas, including Business Litigation, Copyright Infringement Litigation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, First Party Bad Faith Litigation, Criminal Law, as well as Administrative Law. Mr. Freeman’s intent was and is to make those skills he has learned in his career and his passion for trials accessible.

Mr. Freeman’s connections locally and nationally nourished his practice over time. He has served the local community as well as handling cases in federal courts across the country. Locally, Mr. Freeman has assisted local businesses in such matters as contentious shareholder disputes and individuals in matters ranging from catastrophic injuries to class A felonies as well as lawsuits against insurance companies for bad faith claims practices. He tried a Whatcom County Superior Court case for a bail bond company that resulted in the first appellate law in Washington truly outlining the rights of fugitive recovery agents. He has tried cases in many counties throughout the State of Washington, argued before the Court of Appeals Division I and Division II and the Washington State Supreme Court.

Mr. Freeman’s practice has taken him beyond Washington State, where he has handled cases for national Internet multi-media companies enforcing copyrights in states such as Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California. In those cases, he has successfully argued for jurisdiction in the United States against individuals that reside in other countries. Mr. Freeman also represented a publisher against sheriffs regarding First Amendment Rights to distribute a magazine in county jails, resulting in arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the first case law of its kind. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals five times and submitted a briefing to the United States Supreme Court.

On more than several occasions, Mr. Freeman has been retained by parties on the near eve of a trial solely for purpose of being lead trial counsel. One such successful case was against the U.S. Department of Justice in their first trial attempting to enforce the CAN-SPAM Act for the actions of independent contractors.

Mr. Freeman’s passion and strength lay in front of a jury. He finds a beautiful balance between fact witnesses, statutes, case law, rules of evidence, and the different contexts of each jury. Most cases find a resolution before trial, but the best resolution occurs when counsel is prepared to try the case. And, when a case cannot find resolution, Mr. Freeman loves to go to work.

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Phone: 253-383-4500
Freeman Law Firm, Inc. is one of the most reputable and reliable attorney enterprises with two locations in Tacoma and Olympia, WA.

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