The World Meteorological Society designates a list of names that are to be used for upcoming tropical storms and hurricanes, and for 2020 has selected the name Paulette for a potential Atlantic tropical storm. In the event that this storm is elevated in status, it may go from Tropical Storm Paulette to Hurricane Paulette. Regardless of whether or not this storm or hurricane has any impact on Florida, hurricanes are something that Floridians are extremely familiar with and prepare for each year with regularity. However, this does not mean that Floridians are as good at understanding the ins and outs of a hurricane clams as we are at protecting our home, property, and family against these storms.

Hire an Attorney Today For Your Hurricane Claim

If you are busy preparing for the 2020 hurricane season in Florida, then you may need to know where to turn to when it comes time to file a hurricane claim. After your home or personal property suffers damages from a hurricane, it is in your best interest to prioritize these needs without the distractions of a legal process, dealing with paperwork, and then advocating for yourself in order to get the money you actually deserve from your homeowner’s policy.

In order to give yourself more support and representation through this process, contact 1-800-Injured in order to be connected with an attorney who is ready to take your insurance company on today. Insurance companies strive to limit the amount of money that they pay out for any one claim, meaning that the moment you indicate that you need a payment to repair your house, they will begin to identify all possible policy restrictions or loopholes possible in order to save themselves money. An attorney can help make sure that you have a better chance of actually getting what you need.

Common Hurricane Claims in Florida

The following are just a few examples of the common types of hurricane claims that are submitted by Floridians every year after hurricane season winds down, and it comes time to repair. With each specific type of damage claim, there are many secondary damages that are likely to occur as well, such as additional water damage, smoke damage, loss of smaller personal items, and more. This is just one reason why it is important that you have an advocate to ensure that each line item is addressed in your claim.

Broken Windows

When a window breaks, it isn’t just the pane of glass that is damaged or destroyed, especially not when there are hurricane-force winds and rains at the same time. Once a window is broken, your home is exposed to a multitude of additional elements that can ruin all sorts of property inside your home, such as electronics, paint, furniture, and more. This is why it is important to make sure that the insurance company addresses these additional damages, and not just the replacement cost of the window.

Damaged Roofs

As with windows, your roof is one of your first lines of defense against storm damage. When your roof is damaged, such as when high winds tear away shingles, or a tree is knocked over onto your home, your home is exposed to the elements that your roof is intended to protect against. You may have widespread damage to the insulation in your roof, the actual structure of your home, as well as serious water damage that may require intervention against mold and other rot.

Other Hurricane Damages:

There are many other damages that a homeowner may also experience during a hurricane that each requires a close look and an experienced representative to ensure that all costs are considered. Other common claims that are submitted in Florida each year after hurricane season include:

  • Electrical and Fire Damage
  • Personal Property Damage
  • Flooding
  • Fallen Trees
  • Damage to Vehicles
  • Damage to Clothing
  • Lost Wages

Why Find an Attorney Through 1-800-Injured?

As you may have gathered from the limited information provided on this page, the process of filing a hurricane claim that pays out what you actually deserve requires a lot more work than simply submitting a claim and waiting for a check. It takes time, which you may not have, and an attorney can help you with these processes while you are able to focus on getting your life back to normal after a catastrophic storm. 

1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service. When you use 1-800-Injured to be connected with an attorney, you can save more time and hassle by being directly connected to an attorney in our referral network who is ready to take your case today. During a free initial consultation, you will be able to learn about the type of support you will get, and this can give you enormous relief from the stress of uncertainty and worry.