Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Working Hard for Families in Their Time of Need

Last week, Trayvon Martin’s mother requested an unspecified sum of money from the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund. The state fund was established to help crime victims cover expenses such as lost wages, funeral arrangements, medical expenses and counseling. Despite the fact Trayvon’s father Tracy had a life insurance policy that covered most of the expenses associated with Trayvon’s death, Tracy still incurred $1,300 in out-of-pocket expenses according to the Associated Press.

While Trayvon’s family can rely on assistance from the fund to help with these unexpected expenses, other families will not be so lucky when it comes to financial assistance. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average price of a funeral runs more than $6,500, which does not account for additional expense that family members may incur after the death of a loved one, such as lost wages from work or any medical expenses or counseling.

Another factor that isn’t included is whether there will be any cleaning services required after the death of a loved one. After the officials leave the property, many people are surprised to discover law enforcement officials are not responsible for assisting with suicide, homicide or decomposition cleanup. Instead, property owners or family members are responsible for contacting a crime scene cleanup company to properly clean, sanitize and deodorize a home where a death has occurred, which can add to the growing list of expenses that follow after a loved one’s death.

Fortunately, some crime scene cleanup companies will work with insurance companies to save these property owners money. Accident Cleaners and Restoration has been helping families during their time of need since 1999. The Florida crime scene cleanup company works directly with insurance companies, saving families both time and money. Accident Cleaners will save you the hassle of going through insurance claims to receive coverage for the property remediation services.

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough; you shouldn’t have to spend this time hassling with your insurance company to cover property repairs. Contact Accident Cleaners and Restoration at one of our locations throughout Florida for your crime scene cleaning needs. Let us work to restore your family’s hearts and home