Windstorm & Hurricane Damage
Longtime Florida residents are no strangers to hurricanes; each year, hurricane season steals the spotlight on local newscasts for several months. Usually, at least one infamous storm sends the masses into panic mode, wreaking havoc upon local grocery stores as they desperately purchase water, canned goods, and other supplies. What home and business owners in South Florida may not be familiar with, however, is the extent of the destruction one single storm can cause a residential or commercial property.
Those who own property on Florida’s east coast are familiar with the drill of putting up shutters, buying three days’ worth of food, and having at least one gallon of water per person per day available in case of emergency. When the worse does come to worst, it’s important to know what to do to restore your home when a hurricane destroys everything you have worked so hard to attain in mere minutes.
Vero Beach hurricane damage lawyer William Terry has supported homeowners enduring the terrible aftermath that follows significant property damage for twenty-five years and counting. He is here to help you recover from a hurricane at a time when your homeowners insurance company will do everything they can to mitigate your claim. The moment you face complications with your claim, discuss it with Mr. Terry.
Steps to Take Immediately After Hurricane Property Damage
When it is possible and safe to do so following a storm, you should report property damage to your homeowners insurance company. Be sure to collect evidence of the damage by taking photos of areas of your home that sustained damage and any items that were ruined or lost due to the severe conditions. The moment the insurance company receives notification of your claim, it will assign your case an insurance adjuster. He or she will be responsible for assessing the damage, estimating the value of your claim, and arranging any payment on it.
It is not uncommon for insurance adjusters to issue less than your claim is worth based on your policy or to deny your claim for frivolous reasons. Unfortunately, insurers are loyal to their shareholders and not the responsible property owners who regularly pay their dues. Insurers lose money when they pay the full value of claims, and chances are, you are one of the dozens if not hundreds of homeowners filing similar claims with the same company following that same storm. Insurers have teams of strong-willed attorneys taking advantage of every loophole in your policy; shouldn’t you also have legal representation?
Contact a Dedicated Vero Beach Hurricane Claims Lawyer
Flooding from heavy rainfall and storm surge, roof damage, structural damage, tree and shrub damage are all possible during a powerful hurricane. The potential for significant property damage is great. Contact William Terry of Vero Beach to discuss your homeowners insurance claim following a hurricane. He will provide competent representation to ensure you receive every penny your insurer owes you.
Call (772) 17-6600 or reach out to William Terry, P.A. online to discuss your claim for free.