Fort Lauderdale Hurricane Damage Claims Lawyers
Floridians are well-aware of the damage that can be inflicted on their properties by hurricanes and powerful storms. While most of us know how to prepare for such events, it is not always possible to avoid the damage and destruction that can follow from high winds and torrential rain sweeping through your area. As a result, you may experience enormous and varied damage and wreckage of your home, commercial property, vehicle, or business. At such times, you will most likely rely on your insurance company to cover the damage under the terms of your policy.
Not all insurers deal fairly with policyholders and if you have been subjected to delays, denials, or lowball settlement offers, you need the help of a trusted law firm. Because insurance policies are couched in language that is almost impossible for the average person to understand, you may also not know what type of damage your policy covers. At Schirmer Law, we can help you understand your coverage, give you step-by-step assistance with filing your claim, and fight aggressively on your behalf when disputing the actions or inactions of your insurer that work against you.
Hurricane Damage in Florida
It is impossible to predict what kind of damage you may suffer in the wake of a tropical storm or hurricane.
Common types of damage can include but is not limited to:
- Broken doors and windows
- Roof damage
- Structural damage, including to walls, balconies, decks, porches or other outside buildings
- Total destruction and collapse of the home or building
- Damage to outdoor areas, such as pools, trees, landscaping, or sheds
- Damage to vehicles and boats
- Water damage and flooding
- Foundation damage
- Damage to driveways, such as cracks
- Damage from downed wires and lines
- Damage to the interior, including to personal belongings, furniture, computers, appliances, and more
Unfortunately, it is all too common for insurance companies to engage in tactics designed to avoid paying hurricane-related losses. You may be subjected to various insurance company obstacles, from your adjuster undervaluing the damage, having your insurer delay or fail to investigate your claim, and outright denials of claims without a fair explanation. These kinds of tactics can leave you without the compensation upon which you depend and can result in serious financial stress or even the loss of your property.
In any hurricane damage claim, it is important that you understand the terms of your policy. This can be difficult considering the legalese you often face. It is also vital that you document all damages with photos and supporting evidence that will help you prove your case to your insurer. When facing difficulties with any of the steps of the claims process, you can turn to Schirmer Law for assistance.
Talk to a Fort Lauderdale Hurricane Damage Claims Attorney Today
If you have any trouble with your hurricane damage claim, from the initial filing to disputes over how your insurer is handling it, we strongly advise that you turn to Schirmer Law. Take advantage of our experience, our skills, and our dedication to help you reach a fast and fair result.
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