SINK HOLE CLAIMS
If you watch the news, it seems like every other day a sinkhole opens in some part of Florida and swallows up a house, or a car, or a building. It’s like a bad dream. People aren’t sure if there is more sink hole activity, or if there are just more reports about sink holes. Either way, they happen, and cause catastrophic damage to property and lives all over Florida. Sinkholes are unpredictable, even with drilling test holes and taking precautions specified by the government. Moreover, nobody ever knows if a sinkhole will develop years into the life of the property. They are very unpredictable.
You should hire a sinkhole attorney to help you if you have this unfortunate event happen to you. Aside from hoping that all of your loved ones are safe, you want to make sure that your insurance provider compensates you because it truly is an act of God. In truth, some insurance providers are trying to skirt paying the claims, and some are going as far as to say that sinkholes don’t even exist.
You need an attorney experienced in sinkhole claims, and the nuances of sinkhole responsibility and compensation. The claims process for a sinkhole is long and a bit complicated. There are many ways an insurance company can deny your claim, or at least get it caught up in the system on a technicality. You need the protection of an experienced sinkhole attorney to make sure that the claim was executed properly. You need the attorney to verify what type of test the adjuster conducted, and whether the claim was denied without drilling. Plus, you need to make sure that the denial addresses the information in the claim to make sure they didn’t overlook any critical data in support of your claim. A good attorney will make sure that the tests are done, and that the insurance adjuster didn’t just do a drive-by inspection, which is sometimes permissible. The attorney may advise you to seek out and hire experts not affiliated with your insurance provider, and there is a growing business of sink hole examiners in Florida who are available and ready to look at your sink hole. The insurance industry in Florida has taken note of the costliness of sinkhole claims and is on the defensive about paying claims. You need your own advocate.
Hire a good property insurance attorney before your claim is sunk too.
Gonzalez & Herrera, P.A. has a proven track record of litigating homeowner’s insurance claims. We are here to protect you and your family when disaster strikes. Do not let your claims get ignored, or denied. Contact us today.