FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to the Sun Sentinel, Hurricane Irma has resulted in increased lawsuits against insurers. Florida’s top 20 property insurers received 10,933 lawsuits between January 1 and March 31. The Sun Sentinel reports that this is a 61percent increase in lawsuits over previous years.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. It can be tough to live with a broken window or a damaged roof after a hurricane, but it is important to take the time to find the right contractor to fix your home to ensure long-lasting repairs. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of the storm, dishonest contractors may use the confusion and […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Many of the problems that Fort Lauderdale homeowners have faced in the wake of Irma could have been avoided had homeowners selected the proper insurance policies. High deductibles, limitations on coverage, managed repairs clauses, and other issues with the insurance policy have created problems when individuals made claims following the storm. Families […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to the Sun Sentinel, over one-third of Hurricane Irma claims have been re-opened by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. As many as 24,500 claims have been re-opened to give policyholders or their insurance claims lawyers the ability to present new information about the claims. Some homeowners may have believed that their claims […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, approximately 92,098 Hurricane Irma insurance claims remain open. If you are one of those homeowners or those commercial property owners whose claim remains open, the stress can be immense. You may have had to pay for repairs out of pocket and may be awaiting […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Roof damage, when left unfixed, can lead to more costs down the line. In addition to being more-costly going forward, if you fail to address a leaky roof or make repairs when they are needed, your insurance company may later reject a claim, claiming that your failure to mitigate your damages made […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. More and more in Florida, insurance companies are putting clauses in their insurance policies that require homeowners to use the insurance company’s “preferred contractor.” This practice, also known as “option to repair” or “managed repair” has been causing some serious problems for homeowners who have had to make claims after Hurricanes Irma […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Many insurance claims remain unpaid after hurricanes Irma and Maria. According to the Palm Beach Post, approximately 50% of insurance claims remain unpaid or delayed after Irma in Florida. Homeowners have been forced to finance repairs themselves while they wait for insurance companies to come through. For some families, this means maxed […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Many Americans work from home or run a home business. Others are part of the gig economy and take on part-time jobs for which they are considered contractors or are self-employed. If you don’t see clients in your home or don’t have customers visiting your home, you may think that you don’t […]
It’s easy to underestimate the destructive power of water, but even a small leak can cause severe damage if left unaddressed. Unfortunately, just because you have homeowner’s insurance doesn’t mean your policy will cover your losses.
If you own a home in Florida, then chances are your homeowner’s insurance payments take a sizeable bite out of your monthly budget. Although there are many potential ways to reduce your premiums, one of the most effective (and often overlooked) is obtaining a Wind Mitigation Inspection and correcting any deficiencies identified during the inspection. […]
The costs of recovering from a hurricane, flood, fire, or other disaster will start accruing immediately after the incident. From emergency repairs to finding a temporary residence, there are a lot of expenses that you may have to cover out of your own pocket before your insurance company pays out, and you may be wondering […]
It’s no secret that Florida has the highest homeowner’s insurance rates in the country. As we explained in a previous blog, premiums in Florida are 109-percent higher than the national average. Although our state’s vulnerability to hurricanes certainly contributes to these high rates, fraud has also played a role in premium inflation.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. The less they pay on your claim, the more money the insurance company saves. Even when the insurance company does the right thing, they often come up with the wrong result. Why? This happens for a number of reasons, some are innocent and some are less […]
Homeowner’s insurance claims following Hurricane Irma have reached $3.85 billion, according to a report from Artemis. More than 600,000 claims have been filed, but only about 14 percent of those claims have been closed, with an average claim size of about $75,000.
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