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More Insurers Being Sued After Hurricane Irma

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.

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By |2018-05-15T18:45:29+00:00May 15th, 2018|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on More Insurers Being Sued After Hurricane Irma

How to Pick a Contractor After Hurricane Irma

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 […]

By |2018-04-27T20:43:03+00:00April 27th, 2018|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on How to Pick a Contractor After Hurricane Irma

Five Signs Your Roof May Be Damaged

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 […]

By |2018-04-04T14:33:18+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Five Signs Your Roof May Be Damaged

Unpaid Insurance Claims After Irma and Maria

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 […]

By |2018-03-12T21:26:53+00:00March 12th, 2018|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Unpaid Insurance Claims After Irma and Maria

7 Signs of Leaky Pipes and What to Do If Your Home Sustained Water Damage

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.

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By |2017-11-30T20:14:32+00:00November 30th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on 7 Signs of Leaky Pipes and What to Do If Your Home Sustained Water Damage

Would a Wind Mitigation Inspection Reduce Your Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums?

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. […]

By |2017-11-17T15:25:28+00:00November 17th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Would a Wind Mitigation Inspection Reduce Your Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums?

How Long Can Your Homeowner’s Insurance Company Delay Paying a Settled Claim?

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 […]

By |2017-11-17T15:21:04+00:00November 17th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on How Long Can Your Homeowner’s Insurance Company Delay Paying a Settled Claim?

How Roof Repair Fraud Is Inflating Homeowner’s Insurance Rates in Florida

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.

By |2017-11-09T21:38:22+00:00November 9th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on How Roof Repair Fraud Is Inflating Homeowner’s Insurance Rates in Florida

Now that the insurance company paid your Hurricane Irma Claim, were you paid the correct amount?

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 […]

By |2017-10-23T15:35:21+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Now that the insurance company paid your Hurricane Irma Claim, were you paid the correct amount?

Insurance Claims from Hurricane Irma Approach $3.9 Billion

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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By |2017-10-20T20:39:47+00:00October 20th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Insurance Claims from Hurricane Irma Approach $3.9 Billion
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