Sinkhole Damage Representation for Property Owners
in Leon County and Wakulla County, Florida
If you are seeing the signs of sinkhole activity on your property in the Tallahassee area, you are not alone. Many homes and businesses in Leon County, Wakulla County and along the Florida Panhandle are unfortunately situated on top of the ideal conditions for these naturally occurring phenomena.
While sinkholes are largely the result of natural forces, property owners are covered for sinkhole damage by mandate of the Florida Legislature. Despite their legal obligations, insurance companies are notorious for denying and undervaluing sinkhole claims under homeowners insurance policies.
You need experienced legal counsel to protect the structural integrity and marketable value of your residential or commercial property. The law firm of Corless Barfield Trial Group will fight for you. Call our Tampa office at 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to discuss your North Florida sinkhole claim.
Tallahassee Sinkhole Attorney
Sinkholes develop when limestone or carbonate bedrock is dissolved by groundwater. This creates an underground cavity that gradually causes the soil and structures above to shift, crack, sink or even collapse. If not promptly and adequately addressed, the damage will usually get worse.
Trial lawyer Ted A. Corless has handled more than 1,300 sinkhole claims in Florida, including cases in the Tallahassee region. We know there have been many documented sinkholes in Tallahassee and the Lake Jackson area, as well as Woodville, Shadeville, Crawfordville and other communities of Leon County and Wakulla County.
We help property owners confirm sinkhole activity through use of professional inspectors so that the insurance company is forced to take the claim seriously. We work with clients to document the cosmetic and structural damage and demand that the insurance carrier pay for the remediation and repairs to address the sinkhole itself and the problems it has caused.
Leon County Sinkhole Insurance Attorney
Ted A. Corless formerly worked for the insurance industry. He knows how to document claims, how to negotiate and how to counter the insurers' tactics. He is always prepared to try your case if necessary.
Schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. We answer phone calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.
We handle sinkhole damage claim cases on a contingency fee basis; you owe nothing unless and until we obtain compensation for you.