Flood Claims

Have you been impacted by flooding or had a claim rejected?

Have you been affected by the recent flooding in Napier, Porirua or Plimmerton? Shine Lawyers NZ is representing many businesses and individuals in dealing with their insurance companies concerning damage caused by the floods.

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Am I insured for flood damage?

Yes, if you have a current home and contents insurance policy, chances are there will be cover for flood damage.

What can I claim for?

It depends on your insurance policy. All insurance policies are different. If you need help with your flood claim understanding the fine print, and what is covered, we can help.


We are able to help you understand the process, what you are truly entitled to and ensure that your claim is processed as swiftly as possible.


What is the process for making a flood claim?

When a disaster such as flooding or earthquake strikes, you may need assistance to navigate the process of making a claim. The first things you should do are:

  1. Record the damage
  2. Read your policy
  3. Document evidence and keep notes of contact with the insurance company
  4. Don’t be afraid to question what the insurer tells you what you are entitled to
  5. Do not sign an insurance discharge without legal advice
  6. Contact Shine Lawyers with any queries

Do I need a lawyer for my flood claim?

Insurance companies are notorious for making it difficult to achieve a fair and timely outcome to insurance claims. Shine Lawyers can help if:

  • your insurer is taking too long
  • your policy is confusing
  • the insurance company are withholding a copy of your policy
  • your insurer hasn’t made an adequate offer in a reasonable time
  • your claim is rejected

If you have made a claim and your insurance company is inundating you with paperwork and you just need someone in your corner, we can help. We can assist you in understanding the process, what you are entitled to and ensure that your claim is processed as swiftly as possible.

How Shine New Zealand can help?

Shine Lawyers are New Zealand’s leading plaintiff litigation law firm. We have helped thousands of every day New Zealanders resolve their claims with insurers and EQC. If your home or business has been impacted by the floods, contact Shine Lawyers today for a free no obligation consultation, so we can help ensure you get what you’re entitled to. Contact us today.

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No legal jargon – we will help you understand the law and explain the steps you need to take.

If your home or business has been impacted by the floods, contact Shine Lawyers today for an obligation-free consultation, so we can help you get what you’re entitled to.

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