What to Do After Your Sinkhole Insurance Claim is Denied
If you have a sinkhole on your property, you may have experienced significant damage that you expected to be covered by your homeowners' insurance policy. If your insurance claim has been denied, you may wonder if you have any options. A lawyer experienced in Florida property law as it relates to sinkholes may be able to help you appeal your denied claim and obtain coverage.
At the Tampa Law Office of Eric T. Taylor, P.A., we protect the rights of property owners across the Tampa Bay area, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Well-versed in Florida sinkhole law, we have the experience and resources to deal with your insurance company and fight to make sure you get proper compensation. If your sinkhole insurance claim been denied, contact us at our Tampa law firm for a free initial consultation about your legal options.
Fighting a Sinkhole Insurance Claim That Was Denied or Minimized
Sinkholes can cause substantial damage to homes and property, particularly in coastal regions like the Tampa Bay area. Small sinkholes may cause cracks in your house's foundation which can destabilize the structure, or depressions in your lawn that create serious hazards to your family and visitors. The largest sinkholes have swallowed entire structures into the ground.
Florida law requires property insurance companies to provide coverage for sinkhole damage. If you have homeowners' insurance coverage that does not specifically exclude a known sinkhole, it is likely that your policy covers sinkhole damage. However, when dealing with their insurance companies on their own, many people have found it extremely difficult to obtain that coverage.
If your sinkhole insurance claim has been denied or minimized, it is typically in one of these situations:
- Your insurance company claims that the damage is not due to a sinkhole
- Your insurance company approves your claim, but only offers to cover a low-cost repair that will not be effective
Attorney Eric T. Taylor has nearly 15 years of experience representing property owners throughout Florida in cases involving property rights and insurance coverage disputes, including bad faith insurance claims. He can help you stand up to your insurance company and fight for the full amount of your legitimate insurance coverage.
We Handle Sinkhole Insurance Claim Appeals on a Contingency-Fee Basis
If you live in the state of Florida and your sinkhole insurance claim was denied, we can handle your case on a contingency-fee basis. You will owe us no attorney's fees or expenses unless we win a settlement or verdict in your case.
Contact Us for a Free, No-Pressure Consultation
From our Tampa law offices, we protect the rights of property owners all across Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland, Bradenton, and Sarasota. Let a highly-regarded lawyer with experience handling sinkholes help. Contact us today 813-259-4444 to learn more.