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Why Might Hiring an Experienced Insurance Claims Attorney Be a Better Option?

Was your home or business damaged by a hurricane, flood, wind, water, fire, or lightning? If so, you have a few options. You can handle the insurance claim on your own, you can hire a public adjuster, or you can hire an insurance claims attorney who is experienced in handling property damage losses. In most cases, we believe that hiring an attorney will be your best choice.

Public Adjusters Can Help Obtain Favorable Settlements

Sometimes public adjusters can handle claims on their own. For example, if an insurance company has acknowledged coverage for your entire claim— and if the insurance company’s representatives are knowledgeable, conscientious and fair— a public adjuster should be able to obtain a favorable settlement for you. However, if this is not the case, there is often not much more that public adjusters can do. At this point, they will typically advise you to hire a law firm to take over the handling of your claim. You may then feel like you’re starting over. Further, you will then be bound by two contracts— one with the public adjuster and one with the law firm. And to make matters worse, it could now take longer and could cost more to resolve your claim than if you simply hired an experienced attorney from the beginning.

When To Hire a Property Damage Lawyer

A law firm that is well versed in property damage claims— especially a law firm that has experience with construction issues— can handle your claim from the very beginning to the very end.


Do you know how a flood damage lawyer can help you if you are having a disagreement with the insurance company over recovering benefits through your policy? You need the support of a flood damage lawyer who is not afraid to take on these insurance carriers and fight for your best interests. Far too many people who have lost their homes in floods recently were very confused about how to pursue benefits through their insurance policies. If your home has been flooded and you need support, it is necessary to retain an attorney who will take on your case aggressively. When you are suffering from substantial flood damage on your personal property and your home, you may be forced to negotiate with an insurance company. This is one of the most crucial aspects of your claim that should be handled by a flood damage lawyer. You want to work with someone who has experience representing hundreds or thousands of homeowners who have been denied coverage or offered settlement amounts that are far less than the true amount of their damage. A flood damage lawyer will do everything possible to collect the evidence to ensure that you are properly compensated for your property damage and losses. While certain types of water damage are not covered by your standard homeowners' insurance policy, you may have to file for bankruptcy, take a loan, or give up your home and attempt to repair the flood damage. You need to ensure that you have a knowledgeable flood damage lawyer at your side to be able to tell you all of the different options available to you and how to best proceed to protect your interests. It is never easy to be in the position of trying to figure out how to move on with your life after flood damage but you should not be concerned about handling a case on your own. A flood damage lawyer is a critical component of your case because he or she will evaluate all of the facts and be able to tell you how you should proceed in order to have your best interests represented. It is far too difficult to proceed in a case like this on your own and you want to instead have the knowledge of a dedicated attorney to protect you and your best interests going forward.

A study completed by Ever Drive using motion sensing app, identified that Florida was the second most dangerous state in the country for distracted driving. Florida comes in second only to Louisiana. Data was gathered through the motion sensing app to explore sudden acceleration, hard braking, speeding, aggressive turning and other movements that occurred from the vehicle while the phone was being used by the driver. The study did not measure incidental movements, such as situations in which a phone was in sleep mode or being used hands-free. The study’s findings identified that approximately 92% of drivers across the country with cell phones have moved them while inside a car in the past month. Florida's drivers got the second worst score around the country for driving while distracted, according to the point system used in the study. There are several other states in which police cannot pull over a driver specifically texting while driving including an arrest in Ohio, Iowa and South Dakota. April is the distracted driving month in Florida and around country and there are a growing number of serious distracted driving accidents that occur on busy Florida roadways, particularly affecting residence as well as tourists. If you have already been involved in an accident because of distracted driving, you need to share your concerns and file a lawsuit directly with an experienced personal injury lawyer who has a track record of finding hard on behalf of victims. If you believe someone else was playing with or using their phone at the time of the accident, evidence supporting this could help you recover compensation in an injury claim. You have to act quickly to protect your right to file. The statute of limitations requires that you file an injury claim immediately. Evidence like pictures from the scene or the police report can help point to another person's distracted driving behavior, and you must be prepared to act quickly if you want to collect this evidence and use it in an injury claim.

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