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St Petersburg Property Damage Attorney Jonathon W Douglas2021-09-20T18:58:24-04:00

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St Petersburg Property Damage Attorney Jonathon W Douglas

Experience. Knowledge. Persistence.

When your property incurs damage, it’s a stressful situation. It’s common to take relief in the fact that you have purchased an insurance policy to cover your damages, should you ever need it. You may think that once you’ve submitted your claim, receiving your money to cover your losses would be a streamlined and dignified process.

However, many insurance policyholders find that it’s not at all what they expected. Property damage claims can be complicated, and insurance companies often make it even more challenging for policyholders by delaying, underpaying, or even outright denying claims. Ensure you get what you’re entitled to and let the team at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. help.

I lead the property claim team at BRDM and have firsthand knowledge how the insurance industry works from the inside out. Having represented some of the largest insurers in the State of Florida, my team and I are poised to help you in your time of need. Let us put our inside knowledge to work for you and don’t let your claim get lost in the storm.

Regardless of what kind of damage your property has incurred, consult with our property claims team for a free consultation by calling (727) 381-2300.

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St Petersburg Property Damage Attorney Jonathon W Douglas

focuses on your property insurance claim

Sometimes insurance claims are delayed, underpaid or outright denied. Unfortunately, many policyholders don’t realize they have an option to get a second opinion! Interpreting insurance policies and the coverages they provide is not black and white. Exploring all your options related to your claim is essential to receiving the full benefit of the policy you purchased.

The team at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is dedicated to answering all your questions and ensuring you receive the insurance benefits you deserve. Whether you have a claim for a water leak or a potential sinkhole, you can rest assured the team at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. has the experience to take on your insurance company. The firm was established in 1958 and has been one of Tampa Bay’s leading law firms ever since. Let our knowledge, experience and reputation work for you in your time of need.

If you already have a Public Adjuster or remediation company, we can work with them in getting your claim resolved. Many of our clients need help after their public adjuster has diligently worked towards resolving a claim but the insurance company continued to deny or undervalue the claim. Other clients have engaged a remediation company to help put their home back together, but can’t get answers or coverage for the remediation.

Some of the insurance companies our clients have purchased policies from include Universal Property and Casualty, Citizens, Security First, Federated National, Heritage, American Integrity, United Property and Casualty, Homeowners Choice, St. Johns, Tower Hill, People’s Trust, ASI, USAA, Florida Peninsula and Castle Key. If you have an insurance claim and need help with navigating the pitfalls of the claims process, don’t delay in contacting us for a free consultation.

Water Damage to any property or home can quickly cause long-lasting problems. Broken pipes, sudden plumbing system failures, flooding, flash flooding and hurricanes can all quickly leave property owners with expensive problems to fix.

Florida residents know all too well about the devastating power of hurricanes and the property damage they can cause in just a few hours. Having a homeowners policy should give you the chance to rebuild.

One of the most frustrating results of any claim is receiving a payment that is lower than what you deserve and need to cover repair costs. Insurance Companies often attempt to pay you as little as possible, and their adjuster works towards this goal.

Dangerously strong winds are still fresh in the memory of Florida property owners. The 2017 hurricane season was devastating, as the state experienced six hurricanes with a category 3 rating or higher. The damage was severe and left many property owners with substantial repair bills and insurance claims to deal with.

Florida has more reported sinkholes than any other state in the United States. No matter the size or whether you can even see the sinkhole on the land surface, it can cause catastrophic damage to your property. Many property owners don’t even realize that there is sinkhole activity on their property because the majority of sinkhole activity occurs beneath the land surface.

Insurance companies sometimes go to extreme lengths to place the blame for the fire on the property owner. A Fire Damage Insurance Claim attorney will have the knowledge and resources to conduct an objective analysis of the fire damage claim to help the property owner understand all of their options.

It may seem like an easy task to make a property damage claim for tree damage, but they are often complicated and tedious. Roots and overhanging branches can cross property lines, which can cause confusion regarding which property owner is liable. A property damage attorney can guide you in the right direction and help get you the maximum compensation on your insurance claim

Burglary and theft are some of the most frightening experiences any property owner can experience. The fear of having your home or business broken into or having belongings stolen is the reason many people protect their homes with expensive security systems. Recovering damages from theft or burglary on your home or business can be a daunting task which requires the assistance of a property damage attorney.

A Pandemic Insurance Claim is a claim filed with an insurance company related to losses sustained as a result of the pandemic. Not all insurance policies provide specific coverage for loss caused by pandemics or a virus. On the contrary, many policies actually exclude losses caused by a virus or pandemics.

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