Tropical Storm Debby Insurance Claims Attorneys
Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on June 23, 2012. The earliest 4th named storm on record (this is the first time 4 tropical storms developed in the Atlantic basin prior to July 1st), Debby has sent heavy rains across much of Florida. On June 24th Gainesville received nearly 7 inches of rain from the storm. It was the area’s second largest one-day rainfall. Using data from its Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, NASA reports that Debby’s heaviest rains on June 25th were falling at over 2 inches an hour. Although the storm isn’t particularly severe, its effects have been a downpour of rain and even the spawning of tornados.
NASA warns that coastal flooding and isolated tornados remain a threat. Likewise, storm trackers anticipate continued heavy rain in northern and central Florida throughout the week- perhaps with some areas receiving over 20 inches of rain! With Debby moving slowly, it has allowed more time for rain in any given area.
As South Florida storm attorneys, the lawyers at Goldstraj & Associates frequently see the devastation that hurricanes and tropical storms can create. With all of the heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Debby, undoubtedly more people have and will experience the damage these storms can do.
If you find yourself facing a tropical storm or hurricane, stay calm and frequently check your local media for updated information if possible. If your area is asked to evacuate, do so as soon as possible. If not, remain inside in an interior room away from windows and doors that lead outside. Remember that lower levels are safer in multi-story buildings. Remain inside until you have received confirmation that the storm has passed- if the storm appears to have stopped it may just be the eye passing over.
Once you are assured that the storm has passed, wait for official clearance before drinking tap water. Likewise, if you were evacuated, wait for official orders before heading home. You should also check your home or business to make sure there hasn’t been any damage to electrical installations, gas lines, or water/sewage pipes.
Once a system has passed and the water has receded, the aftermath of a storm is far from over. Victims are left to struggle with insurance companies and contractors. Some of the issues victims of storms may face include:
Denial of Insurance Claims Bad Faith Insurance Practices Negligence Roofing Problems Flood Damage Underpaid Insurance Claims Undervalued Estimates Lowball Insurance Settlements Deceptive Practices Delay of Payment
If you were in the path of Tropical Storm Debby and are facing any of these problems, or are simply too stressed to deal with insurers and contractors on your own- our Miami-Dade insurance claims attorneys are here to assist you. Remember, insurers and contractors are running a business and they are looking out for their bottom-line. At Goldstraj & Associates we will look out for you.
Our aggressive hurricane attorneys are experienced in dealing with the aftermath of storms. Not only do we know how to spot the unfair practices that some insurers and contractors engage in, we also know how to fight them. Our Broward County insurance dispute lawyers will competently represent you at all stages, from helping you file an initial claim to litigation if you are refused fair settlement.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our flood and storm attorneys are here to assist you 24/7, and our consultations are always free. We will come to meet you for your convenience. Remember, we work on a contingency fee basis and you won’t be charge unless you recover. Call us at 1.888.413.8353 or 305.764.9907 and let us help you get the full compensation you deserve.