What To Do First if You Experience Hurricane Damage to Your Property

By the time a hurricane makes landfall in Florida, there’s not a whole lot you can do to protect your property. Taking preventive measures to prepare your home and family for storm season is an essential step, but if a storm hits, your home will be left to the whims of the wind, water and storm surge. 

If you’ve been fortunate enough to have avoided property damage from a hurricane so far, consider yourself lucky. The reality is that for us here in Florida, we’re all too familiar with the kind of havoc a strong storm can produce, and we know that no matter the amount of damage you experience, dealing with its aftermath is disruptive – and can certainly be expensive.  

If you come home from a hurricane evacuation to find broken windows or a damaged roof, it’s time to take action, and your first call should be to us at Kandell, Kandell & Petrie. 

Why You Need a Property Insurance Attorney for Your Florida Hurricane Damage

If you experience damage to your home or business, you might be tempted to tackle the claims process yourself. You have insurance for a reason, right? To protect you during times of crisis. 

Truth be told, public adjusters and lawyers can be very helpful. After all, insurance companies have attorneys on their side, and you deserve to have one working for you, too. Coverage issues and exclusions can vary significantly among insurance providers and policies, and insurance companies have a long list of reasons they are legally able to deny your claim. An attorney will help you decipher the details of your insurance policy and walk you through the best course of action for recovering your rightful settlement amount. 

Contact Us at Kandell, Kandell & Petrie for Help

At Kandell, Kandell & Petrie, our experienced team has been helping Floridians with their hurricane insurance claims for more than 20 years, and together, have more than 50 years of combined experience. During that time, we’ve witnessed property damage caused by hurricanes Charley, Ivan, Frances, Jeanne, Dennis, Wilma, Irma, Michael, Matthew, Sally, Ian, and Idalia. Unfortunately, the list of devastating hurricanes to make landfall on Florida will only continue, but if you do experience storm damage in the future, our priority is to ensure you can build back up again as quickly as possible.

To learn more about hurricane insurance claims in Florida and ask your questions about insurance law, contact our team at Kandell, Kandell & Petrie.