LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRMA
Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction throughout Florida, including Miami, leaving thousands of residents with homes that are uninhabitable. Most of those affected will be expected to file insurance claims, but they may also need the help of a Miami FL property damage attorney to ensure that they receive adequate compensation. Offering assistance to hurricane victims and their contractors is one of the services available from the BHD Law Firm.
THE BASICS OF HURRICANE INSURANCE
Even before filing a claim, homeowners need to understand the extent of their coverage. Normally, a policy will cover damage to the main property, related structures and the contents of the home, including furniture. However, coverage for wind damage to the roof or other sections of the home may require a higher deductible. Policies usually cover water damage resulting from heavy rain, although this coverage may not extend to the type of flooding experienced in Miami during the recent storm.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A HURRICANE
Affected homeowners should take pictures of their properties before the debris is cleared away, which will make it easier for insurance companies to assess the damage. They should also check for damage that may not be obvious or even visible from the outside. Claims that are filed should be complete in order to prevent disruptions that can hamper the entire process.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION
A disaster of the size of Hurricane Irma is bound to slow the recovery process. Furthermore, many who file claims may find that the compensation provided is less than that needed. This is why the victims of Irma should consider seeking assistance from a Miami FL property damage attorney before they file a claim. Our attorneys will review your policy and evaluate your claim for the purpose of obtaining the highest recovery for your claim. Our firm will take legal action against your insurance company should they fail to properly compensate you for your loss. Call the Law Office of BHD at 305-891-0211 for a consultation.
The BHD Law Firm represents contractors such water and mold remediation companies and other contractors who have received an assignment of insurance benefits and whose claim has been denied or not paid in full. BHD Law has over 25 years of experience in litigating against insurance companies who fail to pay assigned claims. Call 305-891-0211 for a consultation.