Water Damage Insurance Claim Attorney
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.
Damaged wood, rust, compromised structural integrity, mildew and mold damage are just a few of the common issues caused by water damage. While the extent of the water damage may be clear to you, it is often seen differently by insurance companies who often attempt to pay their policyholders as little as possible.
Property Damage Attorneys
A Property Damage Attorney will use their experience and knowledge of dealing with insurers to help get you the coverage you need to fix your home or business. Insurance Companies are notorious for underpaying, delaying or even denying claims when damage should have been covered.
Attorney Jonathon W. Douglas has represented some of the largest insurance companies in the State of Florida and now uses his inside experience and knowledge to help property owners during their time of need as the head of the Property Damage division at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. If your property or home has suffered water damage and you are struggling to reach a reasonable settlement with your insurance company, then use our free consultation service and talk to Jonathon today.
Common Causes of Water Damage:
The causes of water damage vary from small isolated problems to more catastrophic weather damage. We’re well accustomed to these causes, which commonly include:
- Flash Flooding
- Faulty appliances
- Pipe bursts
- Cracked foundations
- Toilet and sewer clogs
- Roof Leaks
- Broken windows
- Storm damage
Common Damages from Water Damage:
Your attorney will help you communicate with your insurer to prove the severity of the damage your property has received. The most common issues that are caused by water problems are:
- Mold (Mold can cause serious health concerns if left untouched)
- Discoloration on walls, ceilings and floors
- Weakened foundations
- Structural damage
- Damaged appliances
- Damaged furniture
- Termite and bug infestation
- Dealing with Insurance Companies in Florida
Generally, Insurance Companies are tasked with attempting to find coverage for your loss, but experience tells us that it all too often not the case. Insurance companies will attempt to pay as little as possible initially with hopes that the unprepared property owner will simply accept a settlement without being fully informed about what they are actually entitled to. Remember, the adjusters work for the Insurance Company and NOT the property owners. While some insurance adjusters may seem accommodating at first, they all too often don’t have the authority to make decisions or not enough monetary authority to settle your case for what it is actually worth. They may also try to exclude the cause of the damage under policy language which is not applicable to the subject loss. Whether these tactics are intentional or not, a Property Damage Attorney will seek to give you the reassurance that the settlement you ultimately receive is what you are actually entitled to.
Will my policy cover my water damage?
Each policy is unique to each property owner. This means that it is hard to determine whether your damages fit in line with your insurance policy without a thorough overview of the fine details. St Petersburg Property Damage Attorney Jonathon W. Douglas has the experience to quickly analyze a policy of insurance and his team will prepare a claim that we believe will provide you with the best outcome.
If your property has incurred water damage, big or small, you can consult with our property claims team for a free consultation by calling (727) 381-2300.
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We represent clients throughout Southwest Florida