Florida is known for many things: beaches, great weather, and hurricanes among them. As Floridians, we understand that hurricanes are a fact of life, and each year millions of Florida residents must file claims through their homeowner’s insurance in order to get coverage for damage to their home and property after a hurricane.

The World Meteorological Society has designated Laura as a name for a potential tropical storm or hurricane. If Laura ultimately does escalate to a hurricane or tropical storm and you suffer damages from this possible storm, we strongly recommend hiring an attorney to help you through the process. Insurance companies, especially during times of increased claims such as hurricane season in Florida, focus on settling claims for as little money as possible, meaning that you will likely be offered less than what you truly deserve for a payment. 

Hire an Attorney Today For Your Hurricane Claim

When you have an attorney guide you through the hurricane claim process, you have the benefit of aligning with a legal professional who understands how to calculate the actual damages that you deserve, AND how to work with the insurance company in order to get you that amount. When you are working on your own, without legal representation, you will need to juggle the stress of getting your life back on track while also trying to get the money you deserve, which can quickly become overwhelming. 

1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service. We provide victims of hurricane damages with access to a network of attorneys who are ready to take on the insurance companies today. When you have an attorney fighting for what you deserve, you can focus on the rest of your life without taking on this additional mental burden. Read more below about how to get help filing a claim in the event that this storm is upgraded to Hurricane Laura, and contact us now to be connected with an attorney as soon as possible.

Common Hurricane Claims in Florida

Damaged Roofs

Your roof is one of the most exposed parts of your home, and even the most sturdy roof can suffer significant damage in a high wind event like a hurricane. The most common types of damages to a roof during a hurricane are shingles, flashing and other pieces of the roof being torn off, as well as structural damage due to falling and flying objects such as trees. Oftentimes, the damage to a roof goes beyond the roof itself, since once punctured, your home is exposed to the elements until it is repaired.

Electrical and Fire Damage

Downed power lines and flooding are a combination for disaster and are just one possible way that your home may be damaged due to a fire or other types of electrical damage. In some cases, you may need to replace a significant amount of the electrical system in your home in order to have your house up and running again, which can be costly and time-consuming. 

Personal Property Damage

Damage to property other than your home, such as a vehicle, electronics, or even clothing in your house that was exposed to flooding, smoke, or fire from other hurricane-related damage likely deserves to be covered in your claim. You will be able to work with your lawyer and the insurance company in order to determine repair or replacement costs for each of these items, and then include it in your final claim amount in order to replace the things that Hurricane Laura destroyed.

Flooding

Flooding is another one of the most common effects of a strong hurricane and can be even worse in beachside communities along the more than 2,000 miles of shorelines in our state. Floods can cause direct water damage to cars, homes, and all sorts of other property, but there are many secondary damages from flooding as well, such as mold, rust, and erosion. Flooding is oftentimes kept separate from other pieces of your claim and may be tricky to ensure that you get what you actually deserve.

Why Find an Attorney Through 1-800-Injured?

Trying to find an experienced lawyer to help you file your claim can just add to the stress of your experience, but when you work through 1-800-Injured to find an appropriate lawyer for your situation, you can save time and energy that can be spent on focusing on your personal life. Contact us now to be connected with a lawyer who is ready to help you through this process as soon as possible.