May 15th, 2020: Friday morning Miami and Fort Lauderdale began experiencing heavy rains from Hurricane Arthur. Rains came down at almost two inches per hour and caused concern for flash floods in Miami-Dade County. 

Due to the heavy winds and rain, there is a high risk of rip currents along Florida’s beaches — at least those facing the Atlantic Ocean. The heaviest rains are expected through Saturday until the storm moves north. 

The current expectation is that the storm will move along the coast, but it is too early to have an accurate forecast. Forecasters predict that the storm may hit the outer banks of North Carolina and some parts of Virginia on Monday.

In the event that you do suffer damage to your property during a hurricane, you will need to file a claim in order to get a payment intended to help you replace or repair the goods that were impacted. Filing a claim is easy enough, but the reality is that the process of getting an amount that adequately covers the damage is another issue entirely.

Hire an Attorney Today For Your Hurricane Claim

Insurance companies focus aggressively on limiting the amount of money that they must pay to their clients for any one claim, regardless of the situation or context. If an insurance company paid the full amount for every claim they received, they would not be able to stay in business for long. That doesn’t mean that you do not deserve the full amount, though, and an attorney can help you through this process so that you can get the money that it takes to get your life back on track.

1-800-Injured is here to connect you with a lawyer as soon as possible. Read more below in order to get a better understanding of some of the most common damages that are claimed in Florida every hurricane season, and contact us as soon as possible to be connected with an attorney today. 

Common Hurricane Claims in Florida

Hurricanes are costly and destructive, so it is no surprise that insurance companies are so effective at identifying all possible loopholes and policy restrictions in order to save themselves money while settling a claim. The following are just a few of the most common types of damages and make a brief mention of the additional impacts that each may have in terms of cost and repair. Whether or not your own damages are mentioned below, hiring an attorney is one of the best ways to understand each detail that you should explore in order to get the money you need and deserve.

Fallen Trees

A fallen tree can cause serious damage to a roofline or other structures in your home, as well as to vehicles, sheds, garages, and all sorts of other possessions and personal property that is covered under your homeowner’s policy. However, there are a lot of details that the claims adjuster will need to investigate before they release the funds that you deserve, and a lot of their process is intended to find ways to limit your payment. Your lawyer will be able to combat their motives by performing their own investigation at the same time.

Flooding

In a state with as much coastline as Florida, flooding and storm surges are extremely common, especially during hurricanes. The damage that a flood can cause to a home goes well beyond the water exposure to your possessions inside the home and can cause things such as generous mold, serious damage to your electrical system, structural rot, and more. In order to ensure that you get a payment that will cover all of the impacts of the flood, you will need to work with specialists who can inspect the damage and provide you with a clear and comprehensive list of each line item that you should submit on your claim.

Why Find an Attorney Through 1-800-Injured?

After a hurricane, it may seem like the most logical way to file a claim is to initiate your claim as soon as possible so that you can get a check-in as short a time as is realistic. While this may sound like an effective strategy, the reality is that taking the additional time to hire an attorney can make the difference of an enormous amount of money in your settlement. This process can be as arduous and frustrating as the rest of your claim, though, which is why 1-800-Injured makes it easy to be connected with an attorney.

When you contact 1-800-Injured, an attorney and medical referral service, you will be connected with a Florida attorney who is ready to take your case on today, saving you valuable time that can be spent focusing on the other aspects of your life that require attention after a hurricane.