Anyone who lives in Florida knows the significance of hurricane season. It means being prepared for the worst of what the Atlantic currents can bring. And if you’ve lived here for any number of years, you should be well aware of how to prepare for an approaching storm.
Hurricane experts are predicting a busy 2010 season. Beginning June 1 (and lasting until November 30), there are more storms expected than during the mild season of 2009. Central America has already been devastated by Tropical Storm Agatha in which 179 people were killed in landslides, sinkholes and floods. As a result of the storm, nearly 125,000 people have been evacuated in Guatemala. Agatha made landfall on May 30 with 45 mile-per-hour winds.
Adding to this year’s concerns is the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. With oil from the disaster threatening to reach Florida’s coasts, officials are concerned how a hurricane might complicate the problem. With hurricane force winds and heavy rains, a storm may wash the oil inland and pollute parts of the state.
And meanwhile, some of the Gulf States have still not recovered from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All of this simply highlights the need for adequate Florida hurricane insurance prior to the event.
The Florida hurricane insurance attorneys at Falk & Falk Law Firm know how important it is to you and your family to get the insurance settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. Our hurricane attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters—and other home-owners’ nightmares—recover from their loss. An experienced Florida hurricane insurance attorney can help you to fight for the compensation that you need and navigate the tricky world of home-owners and hurricane insurance.
Hiring A Hurricane Damages Attorney
The reason we go to insurance agents is to get professional help. An insurance agent should be knowledgeable regarding what type of coverage you need. And because different types of policies offer different types of coverage, we trust an agent to help us make an educated decision.
But sometimes hurricane insurance agents fail to provide the right type of hurricane coverage, and a victim is left with nothing to repair the damages to their property. In such cases of negligence, your agent may be liable for the losses you’ve incurred.
If you have suffered monetary losses because of an insurance agent’s negligence, a Florida hurricane attorney may be able to help you get the money you deserve. An attorney can investigate your case, and find out why you did not receive the proper coverage. If in fact your hurricane insurance agent is at fault, then a hurricane attorney can help you file an insurance claim dispute. If the initial dispute fails, then an attorney can file a negligence claim in the proper court of law.
By filing a claim, submitting records, and calling on witnesses in your case, a Florida hurricane attorney may convince a judge to award you the full amount of your insurance claim.
If you have recently been denied a claim because of an insurance agent’s negligence or misrepresentation, you may want to file a hurricane insurance agent negligence claim. To learn more about filing a negligence claim against an insurance agent after a hurricane, visit our article library.
The Florida hurricane insurance attorneys at Falk & Falk, PA know how important it is to you and your family to get the insurance settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. An experienced Florida hurricane insurance attorney can help you to fight for the compensation that you need and navigate the tricky world of home-owners and hurricane insurance.