Filing a Property Damage Claim After Hurricane Season

Even though Florida is paradise the vast majority of the time, when the weather turns sour, it can be devastating. Our state has been hit by several major hurricanes in recent years, which have not only led to hundreds of lost lives but also billions of dollars in damage. Insurance companies have had to close because they simply couldn’t handle a multitude of people trying to file a property damage claim after hurricane season. If you’re having a hard time with your hurricane insurance claim, the experts with The Eberst Law Firm may be able to help. We will fight for your rights if the insurance company offered you an unfair settlement or denied your claim entirely. If you would like to learn more, please give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON or contact us online. We’ll be more than happy to answer whatever questions you may have, and to tell you how we may be of assistance. Types of Property Damage Caused by Hurricanes Two of the main reasons hurricanes cause so much destruction, of course, are incredibly powerful winds and storm surges. Even if a storm doesn’t hit land as a Category 5, it can do an extensive amount...

Most Common Causes of Home Water Damage

When most people associate property damage with attorneys, a car wreck or a truck accident might come to mind first. But a homeowners insurance claim attorney can help if you’ve suffered water damage to your home because of a hurricane. Or some other type of severe problem that insurance companies may not be willing to cover. While you would think that your homeowner’s policy would immediately kick in, that’s not always the case. Insurance companies are notorious for making life difficult for their clients. If this is happening to you, please contact the attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm right away. We know the games that insurance companies try to play with clients. And we also know how to pressure them to provide fair compensation. Our attorneys will be ready to help you get the money you deserve so that you can get on with your life. Don’t hesitate to use our online form to discuss your case further. Or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON for a free consultation. Here are just a few of the more common reasons water damage occurs. If any of these have happened to you, and your insurance company is giving you a hard time, reach out to The Eberst Law Firm as soon as...

5 Causes of Property Damage in Florida

There are a lot of ways property damage can occur in Florida other than car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of collisions that happen on our roads. Millions of homeowners across the state have to deal with damage due to storms, fires and other catastrophes. If you own a home and suffered property damage, the attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm may be able to help if you’re having problems with your insurance company. We’ve taken on – and defeated, some of the nation’s leading insurers, helping our clients get the money they deserve to rebuild their homes. Get in touch with our firm to learn more about what we may be able to do for you. Give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.   The following are five of the most common reasons Florida homeowners have to make property damage claims. You’ll also learn how we may be able to help if an insurance company is making it hard for you to collect on your claim. 1. Hurricane and Wind Damage Our state has way too much experience with hurricanes, which have hit us with frightening regularity in recent years. Homeowners have had to make millions of insurance claims,...

When to Hire an Attorney After Property Damage in Florida

So, you’ve suffered significant damage due to a hurricane, or a motorcyclist hit your car. Even though you’re thankful you weren’t hurt, you have a huge mess on your hands. A mess that occurred through no fault of your own. How do you go about making sure you get the money it takes to take care of your property damage? In the vast majority of instances, your best bet will be to hire a property damage attorney ASAP. We’d all like to think insurance companies will be there for us when we need them the most. But the hard truth is that isn’t always the case. In fact, there’s a better chance your insurer will give you a hard time than coming through with the money you need. If that’s the case, get in touch with Eberst Law as soon as possible. We’ll do all we can to make sure you get every penny that’s coming to you. Contact us online or call 1-888-CALL-JON to learn more about how we may be able to help. Types of Property Damage in Florida As fantastic as the weather in Florida typically is, we can, unfortunately, get our fair share of storms. But there are a lot of different ways in...

When Should I Hire A Lawyer for a Home Insurance Claim?

[caption id="attachment_2840" align="alignnone" width="900"] Blue and green beach bungalow porch in tropical Naples, Florida[/caption] Having a home insurance claim denied is one of the most frustrating things any homeowner can experience. You’ve already gone through the stress of seeing your home – and possibly all of your belongings – destroyed in a disaster such as a hurricane, a fire or some other catastrophe. Having to deal with insurance company hassles is adding insult to injury. It’s critically important to know you have rights. At Eberst Law, we’ve seen far too many instances where insurance companies either failed to pay the full value of a home insurance claim, or flat out denied claims. Even though you’ve paid a lot of money on your policy over the years, the insurance company has failed to fulfill its promises. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you, and to help you get through all of the complexities that can arise from denied or underpaid home insurance claims. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help, please contact us online or call 888-CALL-JON. When You Should Contact a Home Insurance Claim Attorney Insurance companies are supposed to come through when you need them the most....

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage?

Hurricanes are one of the most devastating acts of nature. They cause extensive damage to property and threaten lives. Since a whopping 40% of all hurricanes in the United States hit Florida, learning about insurance coverage can save you a substantial amount of money and spare you a lot of heartache. How much hurricane insurance do you need? The amount of insurance you need depends mainly on whether you live in an area that is prone to floods. As a general rule, you should carry enough insurance coverage to be able to rebuild your home if you reside in a high-risk area. Homeowners insurance generally isn’t comprehensive enough to cover all possible destruction, so you may need multiple policies or add-ons. Dwelling Coverage Dwelling coverage is the portion of your homeowners insurance policy that relates to the cost of rebuilding and repairing a house in the event that it is damaged or completely destroyed. A policy will outline what types of damage are covered, for example, wind, hail, lightning, or fire. Personal Property Coverage This portion of your homeowners insurance policy will reimburse you for losses suffered due to property destruction or burglary. By law, Florida requires property insurance to cover damages caused by wind if...

Why was my Hurricane Damage Claim Denied?

Florida Hurricanes and Insurance Claim Denials Once again we have entered into Florida’s rainy season where our state experiences truly massive amounts of storms. As a consequence of this season, Floridians also experience the destructive power of hurricanes that power across the warm waters of the Caribbean. Hurricane season is a dreaded time for most Floridians but most of us have made preparations whether in the form of emergency supplies, evacuation plans, and most importantly insurance policies were taken out to protect our property. In the aftermath of a hurricane picking up the pieces is a difficult ordeal but this can be made even worse when the insurance company you put your faith into denies your hurricane damage claim. Florida Hurricane Damage Claims Eberst Law specializes in assisting those that pursue compensation for hurricane damages. Handling a claim on your own can often be a daunting task. Speaking to the insurance company can often come with all kinds of pitfalls where they may try to trick you into saying things that can damage the credibility of your claim. Eberst Law can assist you in proving the credibility of your claim and negotiating with the insurance company. Our lawyers specialize in handling matters such as these...

Hurricanes are Brewing in Florida

The month of June usually invokes thoughts of barbeques, beach trips and fun outdoor activities, but every Floridian knows that this extremely hot, muggy weather is often a harbinger of the dreaded “H” word: Hurricanes.  Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and spans for half the year until November 30.  This year’s hurricane season is just weeks away, and it is alarming that a large number of Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not up to par with backup power generator requirements, according to Sun-Sentinel newspaper. When Nursing Homes are Unprepared for Hurricanes, the Consequences are Potentially Lethal The agency for Health Care Administration informed people that only 35% of the 684 nursing homes across Florida have installed the required generators.  Governor Rick Scott tried to instate requirements for backup generators after twelve residents of the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills died in 2017 from illnesses and/or conditions related to Hurricane Irma taking out the Broward County facility’s air-conditioning system.  Since these traumatic deaths in the aftermath of Irma, Florida has revoked the license from the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, concluding that this facility created an unsafe environment and that they didn’t take the appropriate measures to save lives after the...