Settling & Sinkhole Claims
Miami Homeowner’s Insurance Attorney – (305) 707-6425
Has a sinkhole developed on your property and caused massive damage to
your home? As a result of Florida’s natural geology, the limestone
and sediment under the foundation of your property can gradually be washed
away, developing pockets in the soil which eventually collapse. Unfortunately,
while many homeowners rely on insurance companies for financial assistance
in the event of unexpected sinkhole damage, insurance companies are often
less-than-enthusiastic about paying these claims and may resort to dishonest
tactics to shirk financial responsibility.
At Cohen Law, our knowledgeable
Miami homeowner’s insurance lawyers have more than a decade’s worth of experience fighting for the rights
of policyholders and can provide the powerful representation you need
to assist you with your sinkhole claim. From appealing denials to negotiating
for maximum financial recovery, we will work to protect you from the money-saving
strategies insurance companies often use to intimidate property owners
and deny valid claims.
Contact our office online today to get started towards filing a claim.
Common Signs of a Sinkhole
While many people are unaware of a sinkhole’s development until it
has already collapsed and caused damage, these devastating natural cavities
exhibit several key signs which can be detected ahead of time. Actively
searching for sinkhole activity can allow homeowners to take action and
protect against future structural damage.
Early signs of sinkhole activity include:
- Cracks in your home’s floors, stairways, walls, and foundation
- Pooling water in certain areas of the property
- Separation of foundation pilings
- Sinking or slanting appearance.
Depending on their size and location, sinkholes can be catastrophic and
result in damage so severe that a home is uninhabitable, with some being
so large that they can swallow entire homes. Florida insurers are required
by law to include coverage for catastrophic ground collapses as part of
a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. However, new state legislation
has allowed insurance companies to restrict loss coverage to just the
main building as defined in your insurance policy, as well as given them
the authority to redefine “structural damage” as well as sinkhole
loss. Our firm’s attorneys are intimately familiar with these laws
and can use this knowledge to fight for fair coverage on your behalf.
Let our Insurance Claims Attorneys Assist You
The last thing you need after suffering extensive damage to your home is
to be stonewalled by an uncooperative insurance company. This will not
stand at Cohen Law. Our Miami sinkhole insurance lawyers understand the
tactics of insurance companies and can provide the unshakable support
you need to protect you against bad faith actions. Guarding your best
interests is our top priority, and we are dedicated to doing everything
within our power to pursue a timely and effective result for your claim.
Schedule your complimentary consultation today to review your legal options in full.