Sinkholes can occur almost anywhere in Florida. They cause structural damage to any building nearby – cracks in the foundations and walls, which make a building dangerous. If this has happened to your home or other property, timely action is important. The first requirement is a fully professional evaluation of all structural damage.
Our hurricane attorneys are well-experienced in getting that done. There are so many tasks to take care of after a destructive hurricane, and so much repairing and restoring to do, that it’s often helpful to delegate some of the work. We can help you obtain accurate damage assessment, which is the starting point for satisfactory repair and remediation.
Sinkhole Claims Denied
In many cases, sinkhole damage claims are denied by insurance companies, or delayed or under-valued. The company may try to justify their denial by ascribing your damage to soil settling (which isn’t covered). They may do this without having done any soil testing or geological testing at all. Or they may have this done by an engineer who is motivated to return findings that are favorable to the insurance company.
In some cases, the company will recommend inappropriate repair work, not based on the facts of the situation.
Professional Damage Assessment
Our hurricane damage attorneys work with experienced and independent engineers, contractors, geologists, and other professionals to determine sinkhole damage. They will also recommend appropriate structural repairs and soil stabilization, and explain why other approaches are not appropriate, but are wasteful, irrelevant, or even unsafe.
Please don’t feel that you must push through damage appraisal problems by yourself. It is part of our job to help people with such disputes, and you could hand this issue over to us, freeing yourself to address other repair and restoration issues caused by the hurricane. We can take care of phone calls, paperwork, regulations to be met, and all related work.
Our Hurricane Questions and Answers page has more information. You might also get some help from our Hurricane Glossary. For links to other helpful sites, please see our Hurricane Information Resources page.
Please call us or send an email today to schedule your free consultation. We are available to help you at any time, and our Orlando office serves all of Florida. Se habla español.
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