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The Recent History of Hurricane Lawsuits in Florida

Hurricanes cause a massive amount of property damage across the state of Florida. With a large number of property damage claims, mistakes and oversights that can happen in the process. It is important for insurance companies to work at resolving claims fast after hurricanes take place.

What often happens with hurricane lawsuits is the insurance companies will want to settle quickly. In doing so, Insurance companies often undervalue settlements or deny claims when they want to resolve a case. When this happens, it is important to work with an insurance claims attorney to re-evaluate the claim.

Property owners that are involved in one of these cases may require assistance. When we look at the total number of claims made for hurricane Irma for example, we see that there are still over 256,605 claims that have not been paid out or that remain open. Over 59,000 of these claims still remain open and pending, leaving thousands of people without the answers or the compensation they need to manage home repairs and more.

Other recent open claims include Hurricane Michael that has over 13,790 claims that remain unpaid and over 11,000 claims that have stayed completely open. With many of these claims, the insurance companies have sent out inspectors to assess the damage, but they have not completed the task of honoring the claim further.

Working with an insurance lawyer can be one of the best ways to handle your hurricane lawsuit.  If you would like to speak to an attorney regarding your insurance claim, contact our team today and we can start an insurance lawsuit for your needs!

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claim attorney. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.

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