25 Jul 2016
What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?
Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez
Sinkholes are unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, and can cause serious property damage and personal injury. If you have noticed cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling of your home, or have found unusual depressions or holes in the ground around your property, it is important to have your property tested to determine if the damage is being caused by a sinkhole. If you determine that a sinkhole is the culprit, you may have a claim for compensation from your insurance company.
If you have discovered a sinkhole on your property, the important thing is to get it assessed and repaired quickly. It is urgent that you immediately contact an attorney who can then assist you with an investigation as well as with the claims process through your insurer. Despite what they’d like you to believe, insurance companies do not exist to protect your best interests – rather, they are notorious for finding ways not to pay the fair amount of coverage for which a homeowner has paid. When you work with an attorney who is experienced with negotiating with insurance companies, your chances of a successful claim may increase dramatically.
Contact a Tampa Sinkhole Attorney for Assistance
Your home is your biggest investment, which is why you pay for insurance coverage in order to protect it. It is wise to get in touch with a Tampa sinkhole claim attorney at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law if you believe you have a claim. We have years of experience handling property damage claims and are prepared to ensure that you receive the adequate coverage that you are due. We are highly familiar with Florida’s complex insurance and sinkhole laws and know what it takes to obtain full and fair compensation to cover all of your losses.
We strongly advise that you contact our firm BEFORE you get in touch with your insurance company. We can help you understand the specifics of your homeowners insurance policy and oversee the entire process, including inspections and a final assessment of your claim, from start to finish.
To get in touch with an attorney at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, please fill out an online consultation form.