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Florida Homeowner May Not Receive Maximum Benefits

beneficiosIt’s been over a month since Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in Florida, but homeowners are still in the middle of dealing with the fallout. This includes numerous homeowners having to deal with insurance companies that may not wish to give the homeowner the money owed to them to take care of repairs.

The latest example of this is a recent article published in First Coast News. A St. Augustine-based family is in the middle of a dispute with their insurance company after their home was significantly damaged during Hurricane Irma. Despite the homeowner saying the home is “destroyed”, the insurance company believes the home can be repaired and therefore does not require rebuilding. As a result, the insurer intends to pay only a portion of the maximum benefit amount. The family has since contacted a public insurance adjuster in an attempt to negotiate a better settlement with the insurer.

This is yet another example of why it is imperative that you consult an experienced insurance attorney to help you with dealing with your insurance company and getting you the money or benefits owed to you. Homeowner’s insurance is vital in protecting your home, but insurance companies are not your friends either. If you’re still dealing with storm damage and can’t seem to get anywhere with your insurance company, we may be able to help.

This information is provided by Miami insurance attorney Alonso & Perez, LLP. Our areas of practice include bankruptcy, insurance litigation, foreclosure defense, immigration law, and more. Call 305-676-7545 to speak with one of our attorneys and receive a free consultation We look forward to working with you.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.