For many Florida homeowners, sinkholes can cause a disruption in their life and damage to their property. When Florida receives a lot of precipitation, the extra moisture in the air can cause rock in the ground to dissolve more quickly. More sinkholes are reported in Florida than in any other state, making this a more personal interest for many Floridians. Floridians that are affected by sinkholes may have the right to seek compensation through an insurance claim. Sinkholes can cause an incredible amount of damage, and Florida law mandates that all insurance companies offer insurance to help cover damage caused by sinkholes.
If you are a victim of a Florida sinkhole and you have found yourself with a damaged home, file a claim with your insurance company to receive financial compensation. Receiving the compensation you deserve is not always an easy process, however, and many insurance companies try to reduce the value of sinkhole claims or deny them altogether. Insurance companies will hire experts to look after their interests when investigating a sinkhole claim and you should obtain legal representation as well. By hiring an experienced sinkhole attorney, you can assemble your own team to help ensure both your rights and property are protected. If you are a sinkhole victim, in addition to being disruptive to your life, you will be confronted with questions, tests and expenses. Negotiating a sinkhole claim on your own can be difficult at best. If you have filed a claim with your insurance company and it was denied due to lack of sinkhole activity, contact an attorney to have experts review the data to see if proper testing was done. Sometimes an insurance company can offer to pay for cosmetic repairs to the house that don’t include structural damages.
Damages to property from sinkholes are becoming more and more difficult to claim with insurance companies. Recent changes to the law have put two year restrictions on filing claims, and so it is important to not procrastinate in filing your claim. Sinkhole attorneys are often necessary in the procedure it takes to get through an insurance claim and dispute. Hiring a sinkhole attorney can seem complicated, but not obtaining legal representation could result in you not getting the compensation you deserve. After your claim is finished, a sinkhole attorney can help assist in finding a company to buy your sinkhole property.
What should I do if I have sinkhole damage?
If you or a loved one’s property falls victim to a sink hole, please contact the Curry Law Group for legal representation. Our firm services the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you. Please fill out the form on this page or contact our office today.