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Florida law requires residential property insurance policies to include coverage for damage caused by windstorms during hurricanes. Insurance providers, however, sometimes act in bad faith in attempting to deny or limit legitimate hurricane damage claims.
The insurance claims attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter are dedicated to helping policyholders recover the compensation they need to restore their homes and lives in the aftermath of a hurricane. If your residence sustained damage during a hurricane and you believe your insurer unfairly delayed, denied or limited your claim, please call us at (855) 880-4741 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.
Hurricane Insurance in Florida
In Florida, property insurance policies must feature coverage for damage caused by winds during storms that are declared hurricanes by the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane coverage applies to the structure and exterior of a building, and it may extend to damages to the interior of and property inside a building that occur when a hurricane windstorm first damages the integrity of a building and allows for the entry of rain, snow, sleet, hail, sand or dust. Residential property insurance policies may include a separate deductible that applies specifically to damage caused by a hurricane.
Florida also offers the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a state-run entity intended to provide insurance for homeowners who are unable to find insurance in the private market. The state additionally operates the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which reimburses insurance providers a portion of their catastrophic hurricane losses.
How an Insurance Claims Lawyer can Help You
Despite regulations intended to protect property owners, insurers sometimes try to find ways around having to honor their contracts with policyholders.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in insurance claims cases, and we understand the deceitful tactics some insurance companies employ to reject or restrict valid claims in the interest of protecting their bottom lines. We also have the resources and courtroom expertise necessary to hold unscrupulous insurance providers accountable for their actions and help you recover the financial help to which you’re entitled.
If you believe your insurance provider has acted in bad faith by delaying, denying or underpaying a claim, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter by phone at (855) 880-4741 or online today for your free consultation. Our lawyers welcome clients from the greater Orlando area and throughout Florida.