Hurricane and Property Damage Claims
Hurricane Irma Spirals Towards Florida
Hurricane Irma swirled into a record-breaking Category 5 hurricane and is bearing down on Florida. While Floridians are no strangers to powerful storms, Hurricane Irma has all the markings of a perfect storm and is on track to slam into Florida’s coast, causing billions of dollars in devastating damage. The time to prepare is NOW, not when hurricane rain and winds make our streets impassable.
Goldberg & Rosen has prepared checklists to ensure that our clients are ready for the upcoming storm—both before and after the storm.
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With its warm and sunny climate and miles and miles of coastline, the state of Florida is a great place to live for anyone who enjoys boating, fishing, swimming, water sports, sun, and fun. However, along with the many blessings of coastal living comes the threat of hurricanes, tropical storms, and the possibility of serious property damage.
Most property owners in our state carry insurance policies to protect them from loss when a storm moves through, causing damage to a property. They pay their premiums to the insurance company on time, and expect to be covered as a matter of course when hurricane, wind, or storm damage tales place.
Sadly, this is not always how the situation unfolds, and it can come as a shock when a claim is not fully and promptly paid. The truth is that insurance companies are in business for profit, and they may deny a valid claim, or delay paying a claim in an attempt to minimize the value of a payout.
If this has happened to you, the most important action to take is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney at once. Our Miami hurricane property damage lawyers at Goldberg & Rosen have been fighting on behalf of clients against insurance companies for more than 40 years.
We have built a reputation in the courtroom as one of the top insurance litigation law firms in the country. You can rely on us to represent you with professionalism, skill, and dedication in a hurricane property damage claim.
Why You Need a Hurricane Damage Attorney
Even though you pay for your insurance coverage and have entered into a contract when buying your policy, there is no guarantee your claim will actually be paid when a hurricane or tropical storm has caused substantial damage to a home or other structure.
Insurance adjusters do not operate to protect your interests – they work for your insurance provider. Their priority is protecting the insurance company’s bottom line, and they will look for reasons to avoid paying for extensive damage with claims such as:
- Failure to mitigate damage
- Preventable maintenance issues
- Water damage caused by ongoing leak before the hurricane
- Unsafe living conditions (living too close to the ocean)
Insurance companies have teams of corporate defense attorneys that they call upon to defend against claims and lawsuits.
If a legitimate claim is denied, you need a dedicated legal advocate who has experience dealing with insurance companies, and who has an extensive understanding of the various tactics they employ.
When you have a hurricane property damage lawyer with a successful trial record working to defend your rights and zealously protecting your interests, insurance company lawyers will be far more likely to listen to reason and offer a fair settlement, one that will cover the full extent of your damages.
Hurricane Property Damage Lawyer
One thing you need for certain is roof over your head, and if you live in Florida, you probably have an insurance policy to ensure that the cost of repairs will be covered if a hurricane should damage your home. High winds, flooding, and torrential rains in a hurricane can cause extensive destruction to a property, often leaving a home completely uninhabitable.
If your insurance company denies or unreasonably delays paying your claim for hurricane damage, contact Goldberg & Rosen as soon as possible.
Our Miami hurricane damage attorneys have an extensive track record of success in fighting insurance companies, and protecting the rights of individuals, as is evident in our case results. Our firm has a well-earned reputation for consistently winning settlements at the value our clients deserve.
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