As we gear up for hurricane season in Florida, the team at 1-800-Injured is here to connect you with an attorney to help you with the legal aspects that you may need to handle in the aftermath of a particularly destructive storm. The World Meteorological Society determines the names of all potential tropical storms and hurricanes each year, and for the 2020 season, Florida is faced with the possibility of a Hurricane Rene. In preparation for Hurricane Rene, or any of the other possible storms that we will need to endure, it is important that you know where to turn to in order to get the help you deserve while filing an insurance claim.

Hire an Attorney Today For Your Hurricane Claim

As with any insurance company, a homeowner’s insurance policy is intended to provide you with economic support for any damages that you experience that are covered by your policy. As with all insurance companies, though, your homeowner’s insurance company is going to be actively looking for ways to save themselves money on your claim, which is in stark contrast with your own interests.

When you are working with an attorney during the process of filing a hurricane claim, you are giving yourself additional support in order to make a compelling argument about why you deserve all of the money that you and your lawyer believe that you are owed. You pay into your insurance policy diligently, so when it comes time to collect on this policy, you have every right to expect fair compensation. With the help of a lawyer, you can give yourself an upper hand.

Common Hurricane Claims in Florida

The following are just a few examples of common damages that are included in hurricane claims in Florida each year. Keep in mind that with each specific damage, there are likely many secondary impacts that have very real financial impacts as well, meaning that you will need to push your insurance company to go beyond this one detail and explore each line item that you submit with equal consideration.

Electrical and Fire Damage

It may seem counterintuitive at first to think about fire damage during a storm that causes flooding and heavy rain, but when you consider the stress that these storms apply to a variety of electrical systems then it becomes more clear. In the event that a branch tears down a power line, your home electrical system is exposed to flood water, or any other number of possible incidents, a fire can be a very real threat. 

Flooding

With heavy rains comes the threat of floods, and when paired with Florida’s extensive network of coastlines, wetlands, and inland waterways, this type of effect is very common during a hurricane. Filing a claim for flood damage can be complicated, especially when you consider how many secondary impacts that water can have when it enters your home. In addition to the initial damage, you may also need to have your home treated for mold, which can be a costly and involved project that is very important to keep your family safe.

Additional Common Damages in Florida Hurricanes:

Flooding and electrical or fire damage are both very common in hurricanes in Florida, but the following are equally common, and in many cases, equally complicated. There are many more damages not included in this list, and if you have experienced any damage at all due to a hurricane, then contact us now to connect with an attorney.

  • Broken Windows
  • Damaged Roofs
  • Personal Property Damage
  • Fallen Trees
  • Damage to Vehicles
  • Damage to Clothing
  • Lost Wages

Why Find an Attorney Through 1-800-Injured?

Trying to regain some sense of normalcy after your home and personal property is damaged in a hurricane can be overwhelming on its own, but when you need to handle the administrative process of filing a claim, dealing with adjusters, and ultimately negotiating in order to get the money you actually need (and deserve), you can quickly find yourself exhausted.

The good news is that there are many attorneys in Florida who are experienced with these types of claims who are ready to help. The bad news is that finding an attorney can be an equally stressful process. Luckily, 1-800-Injured, a legal and medical referral service, can provide you with a simple way to connect by tapping you into a large network of capable and available legal professionals with ease.