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Windstorm & Hurricane Damage

Insurance Disputes After Hurricanes and Windstorms

Mintz Truppman, P.A.
North Miami, Florida

Windstorms and hurricanes can be absolutely devastating, and the process of submitting an insurance claim after the storm can take a further toll.

If your insurance company has denied your claim for property damage following a hurricane or windstorm, you are not alone. Insurance companies often deny or lower damage claims based on hurricane or windstorm damage.

The insurance company may claim that the damage existed prior to the hurricane or windstorm, or was caused by water instead of wind, or was caused by long-term neglect.

Assistance From Attorneys Experienced in Handling Insurance Claims Following Hurricanes and Windstorms

The professional law firm of Mintz Truppman, P.A., located in North Miami, Florida, is one of only a small handful of law firms in South Florida with a legal practice focusing on bad faith insurance claims, especially those relating to damage claims after windstorms and hurricanes.

We provide knowledgeable and aggressive advocacy on your behalf with your insurance company, no matter what stage of the dispute you find yourself in. We represent homeowners, business property owners, and condominium associations.

We handle insurance claim cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not accept attorneys' fees up front, nor do we require our clients to pay in advance for the teams of experts that are often required in hurricane and windstorm damage cases. We do not accept payment unless and until you receive a check from the insurance company.

Is an Appraisal in Your Best Interest?

If you disagree with your insurance company about the amount offered in settlement of your damage claim following a hurricane or windstorm, you have the legal right to get an appraisal of the damage. You should, however, seek legal advice about your claim before choosing to participate in appraisal.

If you choose appraisal, you lose your right to a jury trial in a lawsuit against your insurance company to determine the amount of damages to your property, and you agree to abide by an umpire's ruling. In some cases, an appraisal may be the best option, but talk to an experienced lawyer before making the decision.

Contact Our Office Today

If you are seeking legal advice regarding a property damage claim after a windstorm or hurricane, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a free and confidential appointment. Call us at 305-893-5506. Or, send us an e-mail for a prompt response.