Property Damaged By a Sinkhole?
Call Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez Before Filing a Claim
A sinkhole occurs when an area of soil, sediment, or rock collapses either
suddenly or gradually over time. This can result in property damage and
potential injury to the owner. Because Florida’s landscape is characterized
by limestone and carbonate, the incidence of sinkholes is very high. The
problem is that most property owners don’t know their rights when
dealing with this common issue.
Unfortunately for those living in Florida, sinkholes are a natural occurrence
which develop in silence and can be catastrophic for local homeowners. At
Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, we understand Florida’s complex sinkhole and insurance laws and
can help you navigate these intricate regulations to help get you the
compensation you may deserve for your property damage and your family’s
Do not call your insurance company without first meeting with us. Your
insurance company has no interest in helping you. Filing a claim is something
that we recommend doing only after speaking with us. Just make sure you
review your insurance policy first and determine the date of loss when
the damage occurred—and if you are confused, we can help you understand
your policy as well.
The Importance of Working with a Qualified Legal Professional
In Florida, only licensed public adjustors or attorneys can provide legal
representation for your sinkhole claim. The process involves a series
of inspections and then a final assessment of the claim. But be careful—many
professionals aren’t qualified to deal with this area and simply
enter the industry for the financial benefits. At Darrigo, Diaz &
Jimenez, we can walk you through every step of the process.
From translating the engineering reports to revealing options that your
insurance company might not be telling you, our personal injury lawyers
in Tampa have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you file
a successful claim. We can help protect your rights and ensure that the
remediation amount is appropriate for your claim. Our firm is available
24/7 to discuss your case, so don’t wait to call.
If you have suffered damages from a sinkhole, please call our office to
schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez.
You can reach us at (813) 774-3341.