A single bad storm or accident can displace you from the home you hold dear or the business property where you maintain your livelihood. Property damage can also put you on a path towards financial uncertainty. Memories of such devastating incidents are all too fresh for Florida residents. Just recently, Hurricane Michael tore through the state, causing over $4.5 billion in damages
Insurance policies, such as homeowner’s insurance or commercial property insurance, are supposed to protect you from these losses. However, most insurance carriers prioritize their own bottom lines over the needs of their policyholders. As a consequence, you may end up receiving a settlement offer for your property damage claim that is far less than you deserve — or your insurer may try to deny your claim altogether. In these situations, a Florida property damage attorney can serve as invaluable ally. Their familiarity with federal and state insurance laws and as well as insurers’ own procedures will help you seek the maximum value for your claim possible. An insurance claim lawyer acts as a stern negotiator in your corner, allowing you to meet insurers head-to-head in terms they will be forced to take seriously. Should your insurance company refuse to recognize your claim fairly, your attorney can turn your claim into a lawsuit. Taking legal action often forces an insurer to offer a more reasonable settlement. In the event they decide to fight the claim in court, a judge or jury award can ultimately provide the relief you need for your damaged property. If you have just sustained major property damage or had trouble with a recent property insurance claim, you can get the assistance, advice, and expertise you need. Know that it is within your rights to seek out the maximum amount of compensation possible. Reach out to Steinger, Greene & Feiner today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a knowledgeable Florida property insurance attorney.