Hurricane Insurance Claims – What You Need to Know


Hurricane Insurance Claims

What you need to know about making an insurance claim after a hurricanes:

Hurricane Insurance ClaimYou might feel extremely prepared for hurricanes in terms of taking steps to secure your belongings and making sure that your home will experience less damage. Hurricanes can be difficult to predict as well as the damage that can result from a hurricane can be absolutely devastating. 

When the winds from the hurricane start to die down and the excess moisture begins to stop, only then will you see the true consequences of the hurricane. Recovering from hurricanes often happens as a neighborhood and as a community. A number of your neighbors and yourself may be looking towards filing Hurricane Insurance claims with your insurance company. Before you contact your insurance company, it’s important to be well informed before you make a claim.

Insurance claims after hurricanes:

If your home suffered damage from a natural disaster like a hurricane, you will need to make an insurance claim. Unfortunately, you may have your insurance coverage denied or drawn out into an amount of time that is considerably longer then you may be expecting for payment. These strategies are commonly taken on by insurance companies to ensure that you will drop your claim so that they can save money without having to pay out your benefits.

If your insurance company is nonresponsive or if they offer a small amount of compensation, it’s very important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

Making your claim:

After a hurricane, it’s important to collect as much evidence as you can to provide your insurance company. Proving the damages from a hurricane or weather event is a crucial task. Your insurance company will conduct its own investigation, but may look for evidence that the damage was caused by an event not covered under your policy.  They may also overlook or undervalue the damage to your property.

The process of making a claim after a hurricane can often be quite stressful. You deserve to get access to the compensation you will need to repair your home from an insurance company. Although it can be quite frustrating to have an insurance company delay the process of your claim, it is very important that you stay on top of the situation or contact an attorney immediately after you feel as though the claim is taking too long. With support from an advocate, you can make sure that your claim can be assessed in good time and that you will be granted a fair outcome with compensation.

If you are interested in working with one of the best insurance attorneys in Pinellas County, contact Jenkins Law today. The Jenkins Law team specializes in insurance law and has represented many clients across Pinellas County and the surrounding area.