Sinkhole Damage to Your Property? A Florida Sinkhole Damage Lawyer Can Help
Property owners in Florida face the risk of sinkholes. In fact, the state of Florida has issued legislation on sinkhole insurance and catastrophic ground cover collapse. Under Florida Statute 627.706, “Every insurer authorized to transact property insurance in this state must provide coverage for a catastrophic ground cover collapse.” If you are experiencing damage, personal property loss, or a loss in property value to your home, condo, or business due to a sinkhole, a Florida sinkhole damage lawyer from STRUBLE, P.A. could help you file your claim, pursue a lawsuit to challenge your claim decision if necessary to collect payment for covered damages you are entitled to, or assist with an appeal.
What is a Sinkhole?
Florida Statute 627.706 defines “catastrophic ground cover collapse” to include geological activity that results in the following:
1. The abrupt collapse of the ground cover;
2. A depression in the ground cover clearly visible to the naked eye;
3. Structural damage to the covered building, including the foundation; and
4. The insured structure is being condemned and ordered to be vacated by the governmental agency authorized by law to issue such an order for that structure.
A sinkhole can lead to significant damage to grounds, structures, the contents within structures, and foundations. You could be entitled to benefits through your insurance policy for damages sustained and a Florida sinkhole damage lawyer may help you with your loss. A Florida sinkhole damage lawyer can help you pursue the full value of your claim and cover damages sustained by providing the evidence necessary to force the insurance company to honor the claim.
How Do I Know If I Can File an Insurance Claim?
Whether or not the damage that resulted from the sinkhole on your property will depend upon the intricacies of the terms and conditions of your policy, as well as the facts and circumstances of the damage. If your insurance policy covers the type of damage that resulted from the cause of the sinkhole, then whether or not another liable party can be identified will be considered.
Your Attorney Helps Determine Liability and Collect Your Damages
When you have experienced damage to your property due to a sinkhole or other event, your sinkhole damage lawyer will review your policy and the facts and assist you with the claim to ensure the insurance company takes your claim seriously.
Reach Out to a Florida Sinkhole Damage Lawyer for Help
Working with a local property attorney is one way to help ensure that you receive the full damages you are entitled to for your sinkhole damage. Your attorney will gather evidence, draft filings necessary for your claim, help negotiate a favorable settlement in the claim, or take the insurance company to court if they will not come to a fair settlement.
An experienced Florida sinkhole damage lawyer from STRUBLE, P.A. is available to review your case. To discuss options on how we can help, call us at 321-283-5888, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule a consultation now.