FAQs – Mount Victoria Bushfire

[section is_fullwidth=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” video=”” auto_generated=”” first_in_builder=”1″ _made_with_builder=”true”][row][column width=”1_1″ _made_with_builder=”true”][special_heading title=”2013 Mount Victoria Bushfire Frequently Asked Questions ” subtitle=”” heading=”h3″ centered=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/special_heading][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_1″ _made_with_builder=”true”][accordion tabs=”[{"tab_title":"I believe that I was fully insured. Why should I make a claim?","tab_content":"It is unlikely you were fully insured.\\r\\n\\r\\nFor example, if you lost pasture, trees, gardens or fencing, chances are those items were not insured. \\r\\n\\r\\nEven when insurance recovery is available, most fire victims find their insurance recovery is far less than is required for to compensate them for their losses. \\r\\n\\r\\nInsurance companies are likely to seek recovery of their losses through the legal process known as subrogation, but will not seek to recover your uninsured losses as part of their claim. \\r\\n\\r\\nWe will assist you to ensure you make a claim which includes ALL your losses, whether insured, under insured or uninsured. "},{"tab_title":"In the event of a successful claim, will my legal costs exceed the amount of any compensation payable as a result of my bushfire loss and damage?","tab_content":"No. Group Members will never be in a position where legal costs exceed the net amount of compensation payable in respect of their bushfire loss and damage. "},{"tab_title":"What will my costs be if my claim is successful?","tab_content":"In the event of a successful class action, the Defendant will be required to pay a significant proportion of the legal costs. \\r\\n\\r\\nWe have provided detailed costs estimates in our Cost Disclosure Notice. We do not calculate costs as a percentage of damages recovered for each client. \\r\\n\\r\\nAny shortfall on legal costs actually incurred and the costs recovered from the defendant will be divided across the group. Your costs contribution will be calculated on a rateable proportion of the sum you recover as a fraction of the total damages recovered in the class action. "}]” _array_keys=”{"tabs":"tabs"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/accordion][/column][/row][/section]