One of the first steps to making sure an insurance claim is resolved as soon as possible starts before you even file the insurance claim. Reviewing and understanding the language in your policy is critical to acting as a good self-advocate against the insurance company and it can speed up the claims process as well. 

Many times there are exemptions and clauses that you may not know about if you’re unfamiliar with the language of your policy. Reaching out to your insurance company with the knowledge and understanding of your policy will allow you to act as a good self-advocate. If you are having trouble understanding your policy or you think your insurance company is not acting in good practice, reach out to a public adjuster.