Isaac was not a bad storm for South Florida. However, as South Florida Storm attorneys we know that the storm will have an impact. There will be affected roofs, windows, and fallen trees. Much of the damage due to this storm will be water related. For example, wind could move shingles around a roof and allow water to filtrate. This is very typical after a tropical storm or hurricane. Call a Miami tropical storm attorney so he may assist you with your claim. Insurance companies have their attorneys and you should as well. You should also be careful of an insurance company paying out a claim too fast. They may be diminishing the true value of your loss or claim.
If your home suffered any damage due to Isaac make sure to report it to your insurance company. Also, make sure to mitigate any losses that you have incurred. For example, if your roof is leaking, then make sure to put a tarp over it, or call a licensed contractor to repair it. Make sure to document your loss. In other words, take pictures before any work is done on your property. It also very important to keep receipts of any repairs made on the property. This will help document the loss to your insurance company. If you make any comprehensive repairs, it is important to note that you are limiting yourself to that amount of compensation. If it costs $15,000 to fix a kitchen after it is damaged by a storm, then you are limiting yourself to that amount.
In many cases, your insurance company will try to find ways to not pay for your loss. They usually try to rationalize that the loss is not covered under your insurance policy. They do this by citing exclusions under your policy. Their options for denying claims are too varied and complex to discuss here. However, in our experience many of these denials are unjustified. It is important to note, that there is not much a public adjuster can do once a claim is denied. So it may be wise to hire an attorney from the outset. This way a homeowner avoids paying both public adjuster and attorney’s fees.
Fort Lauderdale homeowner’s insurance claims attorneys can take the guesswork out the of the insurance claims process. An attorney can guide and make sure that you get the maximum compensation for your loss. An attorney also relieves the headache of having to deal with your homeowners insurance.
Dealing with the aftermath of storm like Isaac can be overwhelming. It adds an unnecessary degree of difficulty to our busy lives. A homeowner is expected to mitigate the loss, make appropriate repairs, and deal with sometimes difficult insurance companies and adjusters. Let our Miami homeowner’s insurance claims lawyers make your life easier. Our attorneys will help you through every step of your claim. You don’t even have to come to our office. Our attorneys go out to your home. We are available 24/7. We can be reached at 305.764.9907 or 1888.413.8353.