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Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims

Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims

Hurricane Irma has devastated us with billions of dollars’ worth of property damage to Florida. Many of us have lost our homes, property, and businesses. During all of this chaos, we still have to be vigilant and take the first step to getting back to our normal lives.
It is important to take the first step and submit your claim to your Insurance company immediately to avoid denials for untimely filings. Not only do you have to submit the claim, but you must make sure it is complete and accurate as well. Having qualified personnel to represent you from the beginning can be a major benefit to you by making sure the claim you submit is complete, which will get you a better and faster settlement offer.

Don’t Fall into The Trap

Insurance companies are for profit organizations and may be more concerned with their bottom line than paying you what you deserve. Time and time again, insurance companies act in bad faith with delays in paying claims, underestimating the losses, paying less than the amount of damage, sending underqualified or even unqualified adjusters, and denying claims through misrepresenting what is and is not covered under the policy.
You did what you needed to do – found insurance and paid good money for it to protect you in your time of need. Do not let them take advantage of you. We at The Law Office of Tania Sayegh Bartolini, P.A. can help you navigate through this complex process, review your policy, represent your interests, and protect your rights. We work for you, not them.

Act Now

The first step is to make sure you document everything.  When Irma struck, the last thing we all thought of was filing an insurance claim.  We were, and many still are, preoccupied with trying to live without homes, without power, without water….  It is still not too late to protect yourself:

  1. Take pictures and videos of everything that is damaged
  2. Do not make repairs
  3. If it is absolutely necessary to make repairs, make sure you only make temporary repairs, have everything documented before and after the repair, and do not throw away the damaged items
  4. Do NOT sign over your rights to the insurance proceeds to anyone
  5. Do NOT sign any contracts without first seeking the advice of an attorney – make sure that you completely 100% understand what you are signing

 

Beware of Private Adjusters

Many alleged adjustors who claim that they will get you more money from the insurance companies are just trying to take advantage of you. They are unlicensed, inexperienced, underqualified, and may even cause you to unknowingly commit insurance fraud. Make sure that you only work with reputable insurance adjustors who know what they are doing and who are looking out for your best interest. Here at The Law Office of Tania Sayegh Bartolini, P.A., we work with a team of reputable insurance adjustors who know the ins and outs of hurricane damages and who will provide you with a complete and real estimate of the costs to repair those damages.
The insurance companies will use whatever they can against you – representing there are preexisting conditions, lowering payments due to age of damaged property, using your answers to their questions to their advantage and against you. We at The Law Office of Tania Sayegh Bartolini, P.A. will work hard to protect your rights and fight for you. If we must file a lawsuit and we win, the insurance companies are required to pay our attorney fees and the court costs. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

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    3511 West Commercial Blvd
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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