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The insurance company is not your friend according to a client we worked for

Sill is the leading public adjusting firm in North America with more than 30 offices. We represent hundreds of property owners each year who find themselves dealing with a property insurance claim. 
Illinois

Midwest Motors recovers from fire with help from Sill

As reported in the Lake Zurich Courier, “When a fire destroyed a portion of the building that Midwest Motors operates out of in March, founder and President Ben Ripstein was terrified it was the end of his business.”…

Tom Papoutsis Trust (Strip Store Center)

Fires to insured buildings with coinsurance clauses in their insurance policies are always challenging loss claims for insureds to attempt to manage on their own, because, by their very definitions, coinsurance clauses mean that an insured share in the insurance risk alongside of the insured.…

Myron and Phil's Restaurant

As stated most succinctly by our client, “It all started in the middle of the night. The fire began when nobody was around. A phone call from the fire department and your business is up in smoke.” So began the saga of Myron & Phil’s Steakhouse, a family owned institution in Lincolnwood, Illinois which had served Chicago’s best steaks for nearly 40 years and now in need of recovering from a major fire.…

What Living Expenses Can I Recover from the Insurance Company?

A fire severely damaged your home compelling you to move out while it is being repaired. You gather a few salvageable necessities and vacate the premises expecting your insurance policy to cover living expenses. Your insurance company says, “not so fast, buster” and directs you to the small print in the policy. Uh oh, you weren’t prepared for loopholes.…

Most Small Businesses Fail in First 6 Hours of a Fire

The importance of a commercial business retaining an expert professional advisor, i.e. a certified, licensed Public Adjuster immediately following a fire cannot be over-estimated in determining whether a business will survive the catastrophic event. A report from the U.S. Small Business Administration reveals that having a fire poses an even greater risk to small companies than originally thought, typically causing ruinous insolvency within the first six hours of conflagration.…