As hurricane season approaches, Floridians across our state will begin preparing to protect their home and property against high winds, heavy rain, and the wake of destruction that a strong hurricane can leave in its path. Although we do not know how many hurricanes we will experience this year, the extent of the damage, or when they will arrive, we do know the potential names for these storms. The World Meteorological Society has designated the name Wilfred for use with a 2020 Atlantic storm, and in the event that this particular storm is elevated to Hurricane Wilfred, you may need to know how to get legal support as you initiate a claim with your homeowner’s insurance.
Hire an Attorney Today For Your Hurricane Claim
1-800-Injured connects people in need of legal support with an attorney who is ready to take their case today. Before you even initiate a claim, it can be a significant benefit for you to retain the help of a lawyer who will be able to explain your rights and options, and will be able to work directly with your insurance company as your legal representative.
Read more below to get a general sense of some of the most common types of damages that are claimed during hurricane season in Florida each year, and contact us now for a free consultation. Finding an attorney can be a major hurdle at the start of a legal process, but when you tap into our referral network, you can save yourself time and energy that will be better spent focusing on getting your life back on track.
Common Hurricane Claims in Florida
The following are just a few of the most common claims that homeowners insurance companies, car insurance companies, and other insurers deal with after major hurricanes in Florida each year. Regardless of whether or not your damages overlap with these examples, an attorney will be able to help you make sense of your situation and get you on the path towards a payout so that you can repair your home as soon as possible.
Broken windows are a very common occurrence during hurricanes since there is lots of debris blowing around like broken limbs, trashcan lids, and all sorts of other flying objects that your window is no match for. However, a broken window during a storm means that even more damage will occur, since the inside of your home is now exposed to these harsh elements. You will need to calculate the replacement value for any broken windows, but will also need to consider everything else that was damaged as a result.
A roof, like a window, is its own piece of your home to be damaged just as much as it is protecting the rest of your home. When high winds rip shingles and flashing from your roof, or trees and branches fall onto your home and cause structural damage, you will need to pay to have this damage repaired, but will also need to examine everything else that could have been damaged due to exposure to the elements. A damaged roof can lead to extensive water damage and may mean that you need to replace insulation, vents, gutters, and more.
Electrical and Fire Damage
It may not immediately seem intuitive that high rains can lead to fires, but when live power lines are downed from falling trees, and then your own home’s electrical system is under strain due to a variety of impacts of the hurricane, a fire can easily break out. Even if there is no open fire, electrical damage to your home can be extremely costly and invasive to repair or replace. If there is a fire, you will need to seek compensation for things that were damaged from smoke in addition to everything that the fire directly ruined.
Additional Claims After Florida Hurricanes
Some additional common damages that are claimed after Florida hurricanes are as follows:
Personal Property Damage
- Fallen Trees
- Damage to Vehicles
- Damage to Clothing
- Lost Wages
Why Find an Attorney Through 1-800-Injured?
When you are trying to make sense of the damage to your home and property at the same time that you are trying to get your life back on track after a catastrophic hurricane, you can quickly become overwhelmed. In order to avoid the additional stress that comes with trying to handle this all on your own, hiring an attorney can give you the leverage that you need in order to get the money you actually deserve.
1-800-Injured is an attorney referral network that can connect you with a lawyer who is ready to take your claim on as soon as possible. You deserve an advocate through this process, and working with a diligent attorney can be a major advantage. Contact us now to be connected with a lawyer in our referral network today.