A boat is a thrilling, nearly year-round source of fun and entertainment in Tampa, Florida. A boat is also a major purchase and investment — one you protect with insurance coverage. If your boat is damaged by a hurricane, you should be able to collect compensation from your insurance policy. Depending on where your boat is stored, you may have additional coverage than can help.
Our Tampa property claim lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you prepare insurance claim forms and document the damage to your boat. We work hard to ensure you do not receive an insufficient settlement. We also make sure you are not further harmed by bad-faith insurance tactics. When we represent you, our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Insurance Options For Boat Owners In Tampa
Boat insurance is not mandatory in Florida, but many marinas require it if you launch or store your boat there. If you have boat insurance, it should cover damage caused by a hurricane. You may have to pay a deductible for your coverage to kick in.
In addition to your boat itself, your insurance may also cover some of your personal belongings that were on your boat when your damage occurred. This coverage may vary based on the property’s use.
If you put insurance in place to protect your boat, it can be hard to know what to do when your insurance company refuses to pay for hurricane damage. Whether you are seeking compensation from your boat or homeowner’s policy, we can help. You deserve to repair or replace your boat. We work hard to make sure you can.
Create A Detailed List Of The Damage Your Vessel Sustained
Your insurance company will ask an adjuster or appraiser to examine your boat. The damage they note will determine:
- The cost of repairing your boat
- The value of your personal belongings
- Whether your boat is repairable at all
You know more about your boat than anyone. You can create your own list of covered losses and of the repairs needed to make your boat water worthy, again. You can also create a more accurate list of your personal items and their use. Our law firm will ensure your claim accurately depicts your losses.
Let Our Boat Damage Lawyer Serving Tampa Handle The Insurance Company
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our law firm works hard to provide all-around client support. While you deal with the aftermath of a hurricane, our law firm will deal with the insurance company.
- Review your boat and homeowners’ policies in detail
- Review and explain fine print and insurance jargon
- Handle all verbal, written, and electronic communication
- Obtain, complete, and submit insurance claim forms
- Negotiate a favorable monetary settlement on your behalf
Leave the insurance company to us while you take care of yourself and your family. We never stop fighting for you or for the compensation you are entitled to recover.
Act Quickly To Meet All Notification And Filing Deadlines
Like all insurance matters, your right to compensation after a boat accident may require you to meet multiple notification and filing deadlines. Unfortunately, insurance companies may look for any opportunity to refute your claim.
When we handle your case, we will ensure all deadlines are met and remove the costly risk of non-compliance. We also protect you from bad-faith insurance practices that could otherwise hinder your claim.
Our Client-Friendly Fee Structure
You do not have to wait to put our boat damage attorney to work for you. We will review your claim and start preparing it right away and at no upfront cost to you. We will absorb all the upfront expenses related to your claim.
Instead of traditional fees and retainers, we accept your case on a contingency fee basis. Our fee will be contingent on your resulting financial award. If you do not recover compensation for your covered losses, you will not owe our firm any legal fees at all.
Learn More About Our 360-Degree Client Support
Client care and support are important to our team, so we work hard to ensure every client we represent receives it. While we handle the legal aspects of your case, we provide you with:
- Responsive legal care
- Your lawyer’s phone number
- Updates on your case
- Answers to questions and concerns
- Responses to every call or email
Any kind of property damage you sustain after a hurricane can be hard to recover from. While our law firm is committed to helping you recover compensation, we are equally committed to ensuring you have an outstanding experience with our team.
Read Reviews And Testimonials From Our Previous Clients
Candid online reviews from previous clients can help you understand our law firm’s commitment to outstanding legal service and support. Reviews from previous clients say the following:
- G. W. Smikle: A very professional and competent group of people to deal with. From the very start, my case was handled with professionalism and courtesy. The process was very streamlined and the lawyers…were always responsive and quick in providing…answers to all of my questions and concerns.
- Elizabeth Foster: I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Shire and he was amazing through the whole process. My settlement was finished today, and he took the time to update me and answer all of [my] questions through the whole process. Amazing attorney…Thanks again!
Your boat damage case is a priority to every member of our team. We go the extra mile to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to recover.
Your Initial Case Review Is Always Free
Was your boat damaged or destroyed during a recent hurricane in Tampa? If your insurance company is delaying your claim or denying it altogether, we can help. Our boat damage lawyer serving Tampa will take on your insurance provider. We will fight for the maximum coverage of your policy.
Learn more about our commitment to your claim by contacting our case review team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
We Can Help.