Protecting Your Florida Property
Due to Florida's geological makeup, parts of the land are prone to sinkholes. Over time, rainwater can dissolve the limestone under the soil. Eventually, the dirt and sand begins to fall into the vacant spaces, which can cause property damage ranging from stair-step cracks in the walls to large cavities swallowing up homes. Because the possibility of sinkhole damage is so high in the state, it is critical that property owners carry full sinkhole coverage.
At Corless Barfield Trial Group, we can help you understand your homeowner's insurance options and help you choose the most complete coverage. If sinkhole activity has already damaged your home or business property, we can help you get the maximum amount available as a settlement. Call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to schedule a free consultation with our attorney today.
Sinkholes and Insurance Concerns for Homeowners in Florida
In Florida, policyholders can select full sinkhole coverage or just catastrophic ground cover collapse coverage. Full sinkhole coverage pays when your property has even minor damage such as:
- Cracks in the walls or ceiling
- Broken floor tiles from floor movement
- Nails pushing through drywall
- Windows that no longer close
- Vegetation dying in strange patterns
Catastrophic ground cover collapse coverage, on the other hand, only pays when a building is deemed unsafe for habitation, which is fairly rare. However, this type of coverage is significantly less expensive for property owners.
Experienced Tampa Lawyer on Your Side
When you are looking for a sinkhole attorney, you need a lawyer who has extensive experience with these cases. Our founding attorney, Ted A. Corless, has handled more than 1,300 sinkhole cases for Florida clients since 1998. He understands both the technical aspects of these cases as well as the legal ramifications. Further, our law firm formerly represented insurance companies and now uses that knowledge to build solid claims for property owners.
For answers to all your questions about sinkholes and homeowner's insurance, contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to arrange a free initial consultation. Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.
We assist with sinkhole damage claims on a contingency fee basis. That means we don't get paid until you do.