October 8, 2018

The tropics are starting to come alive. Whipping winds, power outages, torrential rains, and floods — hurricane season brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba and is forecast to become a hurricane as it churns toward the United States.

Has your home or business suffered hurricane-related damage?  Do you need help filing a property damage claim?  Has your insurance company offered you less than the full value of your claim? Has your insurance claim been delayed or denied?  The attorneys at Corless Barfield Trial Group handle the entire insurance claim process from start to finish. Roof damage, structural damage, flood damage, personal property damage, and sinkhole damage are just a few of the types of property damage claims we have successfully litigated.

Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth, fueled by just two ingredients: heat and water.   For the 2018 season, which ends Nov. 30, NOAA predicts a total of 9-13 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater) of which 4-7 will become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater), including up to two major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater). 

But the number of hurricanes and potency of storms are just two aspects Floridians should be concerned about. Are you protected by your existing insurance policy from hurricane-related damages? Insurance policies are deliberately written in a confusing manner.  Homeowners and business owners need a lawyer with experience to help them understand their rights and limitations when it comes to storm damage.  The attorneys at Corless Barfield Trial Group will work to obtain the full value for your claim since your insurance company will seek to minimize, delay or deny your insurance claim. Call us today toll-free at 877-517-5595 or locally at 813-258-4998 for questions about property damage disputes.

For residents of Florida, it is not a matter of if, but when you will need to prepare for and resolve insurance disputes stemming from property damage claims related to a hurricane or similar weather disaster.  The lawyers at Corless Barfield have the experience you need to fight insurance companies to make sure you are treated fairly and ensure that your claim is addressed promptly.  Do not submit your claim without first speaking to a hurricane property damage lawyer to help you evaluate the property damage and submit the claim for a satisfactory amount.

If you are having difficulty with your insurance company over a hurricane damage claim, contact an attorney today. Insurance companies will regularly try to avoid reimbursing their policyholders for hurricane and tropical storm damage. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable property damage lawyers will help you obtain the benefits you paid for your Florida properties. To speak with a property damage lawyer, call Corless Barfield Trial Group toll-free at 877-517-5595 or locally at 813-258-4998.