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Damage From Vandals Adds Insult To Injury On Fire-Damaged Properties

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fires and other major perils can leave business properties unoccupied and sometimes poorly secured. Unfortunately, these conditions can open the property to a greater risk for vandalism.

If your business has been vandalized, you are most likely covered for damages under your commercial insurance policy. However, Attorney Bill Voss knows this may not seem like helpful information when you are trying to get your business back to normal as quickly as you can.

Vandalism, the deliberate act of damaging or destroying others’ private property, is often seen as less damaging than burglary, the act of breaking into a private property with the intent of stealing. However, vandalism can be extremely damaging and expensive for owners of commercial property. In the event that your commercial property is damaged by vandals, it is vital that you file an insurance claim and work toward getting repairs completed quickly.

Examples of Vandalism on Business Properties

Vandalism can be much more than a little graffiti. It can ruin entire buildings and stop your business from welcoming customers for hours, days, or weeks. Some common examples of vandalism include:

  • Breaking windows
  • Spray-painting walls and other graffiti
  • Intentional flooding
  • Defacing property
  • Ruining landscaping
  • Damaging merchandise
  • Destroying signs
  • Breaking fencing or walls
  • Destroying air conditioners or other appliances

*Courtesy of https://www.vosslawfirm.com/blog/commercial-property-vandalism-after-a-fire.cfm

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