Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with 175 mph winds, has caused devastation in the Caribbean. The storm is heading toward Florida and is expected to make landfall Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency, and several Florida counties and cities have issued mandatory evacuation orders.
Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. The floods and heavy rainfall accompanied with hurricanes make them dangerous, and the winds can destroy houses, uproot trees, and cause power outages that last for months.
Going through any hurricane is a traumatic experience, and losing your home can make you feel lost, angry, and hopeless. Not only that, but many insurance companies don’t cover all your damages and undervalue the amount of the claim.
Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana are trying to recover financially and emotionally after the devastating flood, and insured losses from Hurricane Harvey could be anywhere from $10 billion to $20 billion. According to the Insurance Information Institute, only 12 percent of homeowners nationwide have flood insurance. Hurricane damage is often excluded and not covered in homeowners insurance.
Committed to Holding Insurers Accountable For Hurricane Damage Claims
After a hurricane, insurance companies are overwhelmed with insurance lawsuit claims. They might delay, deny, or undervalue your claim, offering you “lowball” repair estimates and settlement offers.
If your insurance company has wrongfully denied or undervalued your storm damage claim, the personal injury attorneys of Wolf & Pravato will fight for your rights to ensure you get the full and fair compensation you deserve. We represent clients in hurricane insurance disputes involving:
- Denied claims
- Underpayment of claims
- Bad faith dealing
- Unreasonably delayed payment of claims
- Structural and foundation repair claims
- Roof damage
- Water damage and toxic mold claims
- Hurricane insurance disputes
What to do after a hurricane if your home has been damaged:
If your home or business was damaged, you should take the following steps to ensure your claim is handled promptly:
- Take photos and video as proof of the hurricane damage
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible
- Keep a list of your contacts with insurance representatives
- Create a list of all your personal property and furnishings
- Make basic repairs to prevent further damage
- Save all paperwork and receipts of expenses and expenditures related to hurricane damage
Call Today for a Free Consultation About Your Hurricane Damage Claim
If you don’t have adequate property insurance, the skilled personal injury lawyers of Wolf & Pravato can represent you in further efforts to fight your denied or unvalued claim. For years, we have worked with homeowners throughout the process of mediation, settlement negotiations, and other litigation matters.
Our Boca Raton auto accident lawyer will aggressively represent your interests so you can secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation so we can help you with your insurance claim dispute. We will ensure that your insurance company is held accountable in your hurricane damage claim, and we are committed to providing the best results possible.