Windstorm Damage Insurance Disputes
If strong winds caused roof damage or other property damage, you cannot count on your insurance company to cover your losses. In fact, you can expect your insurance company to deny or downplay your storm damage claim. Many property owners are wrongly denied coverage but never follow up.
Don't take your insurance adjuster's word for it that you are not entitled to bring a claim. Most homeowner's policies provide some relief for wind damage. The Tampa law firm of Corless Barfield Trial Group stands up for the rights of homeowners and businesses in hurricane and windstorm damage claims. Call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to schedule a free consultation and policy review.
Tampa Attorney for Wind Damage Claims
Many insurance claims for storm damage hinge on water damage versus wind damage. Many windstorm claims are denied on a dual causation defense. For example, if winds broke your windows or blew open your front door, you might be denied compensation for the resulting damage from rainwater or flooding. Unfortunately, a number of courts have sided with insurance companies on this interpretation.
Trial lawyer Ted A. Corless is a veteran of insurance litigation, including many years he spent working as a defense attorney for the insurance industry. He can tell the difference between a legitimate wind claim and a bogus one, and he knows how insurers process claims and twist policy language to deny as many claims as possible. Put these insights to work for you.
Our goal is to prove causation and to enforce your rights to compensation for all wind-related losses such as:
- Roof leaks as a result of damaged vents or loose shingles
- Roof repair or shingle replacement
- Window damage
- Exterior damage
- Damage to trees
- Damage caused by downed trees/fallen limbs
- Damage to vehicles
- Temporary living expenses during home repairs
Causation in Wind Claim Denials
Ted Corless can bring in experts to corroborate that the damage was caused solely or chiefly by wind, as opposed to water damage or normal wear and tear. He also fights insurers on the issues of valuation to ensure that clients are fully compensated for an authorized claim.
Contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to arrange a free initial consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment. We handle hurricane and wind damage insurance disputes on a contingency fee basis.