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Smart Homes Are Resulting in Pricey Lightning Damage

Last year, Florida experienced nearly 250 lightning events per square mile, earning it the dubious distinction of being the top state for lightning strikes. With its nearness to the ocean and the hot weather, storms can develop and move inland, increasing the chances of a home experiencing a lightning strike.

Although homeowners insurance claims citing lightning as a reason for the damage have decreased for the second year in a row, the cost per claim average has spiked by more than ten percent. Among the reasons for the spike? Connected homes. Thanks to the proliferation of Smart Home devices that connect to a home’s electronic network, a lightning strike can cause considerable damage to various devices as well as major home appliances.

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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 or a Miami insurance settlement lawyer and receive a free consultation We look forward to working with you.

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