It’s no secret that Florida is prone to major hurricane damage, and much of that destruction is caused by torrential rain and flash floods. Even if your home has never been hit by a major flood, rain can degrade your roof over time, which is why Florida homeowners typically have to replace their roofs more […]
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma’s heavy rains and torrential floods, many homeowners around Florida have learned the hard way that foregoing flood insurance could be a costly mistake. The problem is that Florida has some of the highest flood insurance rates in the country, and despite efforts to make policies more affordable in the […]
Hurricane Irma damage estimates could top $100 billion. It’s a number hard to imagine, but it quickly comes into focus when you’re part of that number and dealing with your own damage. It can be a nightmare navigating insurance claims, estimates and repairs. Here’s six questions I’m most often asked as an attorney who specializes […]
Hurricane Irma has caused historical destruction in all of Florida’s 67 counties. With 124 mph winds, torrential floods, and reported tornados, millions of properties have been damaged and countless victims have been left wondering how they will piece their lives back together.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s 124 mph winds and torrential floods, it has never been more important for Americans to stand together and help one another bounce back from such a historic catastrophe. If you are fortunate enough to have homeowner’s insurance, you probably expect your insurance company to do the right thing and […]
You may already know that your homeowners’ insurance company has financial incentive to deny or undervalue your roof damage claim. It’s easy to feel hopeless if your claim was denied—especially if your entire roof needs to be replaced—but you don’t have to accept your insurance company’s decision. And in the state of Florida, if you […]
It goes without saying that Florida is prone to hurricane damage, which is why our state has the highest homeowners’ insurance rates in the country. To reduce the overall impact of a major hurricane, a law went into effect on June 1, 2002 (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 627.0629) that requires homeowners’ insurance carriers to offer […]
If your home was severely damaged or destroyed by a hurricane, you may be wondering how you will pay for your losses and restore your financial footing. Although your homeowners’ insurance should be your first source of recovery, your policy might not pay for all of your losses or for temporary housing while your home […]
Few forces in nature can match the destructive power of fire. If your home was severely damaged or destroyed by a fire, the cost of repairs or replacement can be exorbitant. Even if you carry homeowners’ insurance, your provider will look for any possible reason to dispute your claim, so it is important that you […]
Water damage is one of the most common claims filed by homeowners in Florida. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in a slippery situation when they discover that the damage to their home is only partially covered or not covered at all.
The thought of your home being sucked into the ground might sound like something out of a 90s horror flick, but thousands of Floridians pay about $3,000 per year to insure their homes against that very thing. Florida may have more reported sinkholes than in any other state, and they’ve become so common that sinkhole […]
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