Full Value for Wind and Water Damage Insurance Claims
Proving that you are covered for storm damage is only half the battle. Insurance companies are notorious for delaying payments to property owners or trying to settle claims for less than they are worth. Without experienced legal advocacy, the average homeowner can get the runaround for months and months or be shorted by thousands of dollars in rightful compensation.
Corless Barfield Trial Group helps residential and commercial property owners stand up to insurers to demand full payment for their losses after a hurricane, tornado or violent windstorm. Based in Tampa, we handle all types of insurance litigation in west-central Florida and statewide. Call today at 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Valuation of Wind and Storm Damage of Your Florida Property
Ted A. Corless is a former insurance defense lawyer who now handles only plaintiff cases. He knows how to interpret homeowners insurance policies and how to beat insurers at their own game to secure rightful coverage for his clients.
The first question is causation, proving that the damage is storm related and covered by insurance. The second matter is coverage, determining what obligation the insurer has, such as roof repair versus whole roof replacement, or depreciated value of damaged property versus replacement value. Lastly is the matter of valuation, determining the extent of damage and the appropriate amount of money to cover that damage:
- Repair of structural damage
- Repair/replacement of windows, doors and roofs
- Replacement of furnishings and possessions
- Vehicle damage
- Clean up/removal of trees and storm debris
- Temporary living expenses or business disruption/relocation
We get professional assessments from independent property damage appraisers and adjusters, structural engineers and other professionals, and we get itemized estimates from roofers, contractors, tree removal companies and other companies that will perform the work. We meticulously prepare claims to ensure that everything is covered for our clients.
Accurate Storm Damage Appraisal and Aggressive Representation
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 storm damage insurance claims on a contingency fee basis; no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.