When you discover that your home or business was damaged by looting or vandalism, you may be very upset and wonder why you were targeted. A Tampa looting and vandalism lawyer can help you pursue compensation and reimbursement for the losses that you have suffered and will strive to resolve your insurance claim to satisfy you.
If you need assistance with your claim, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We can handle all aspects of your claim while you focus on your home, business, and family. Call to speak to a member of our team today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free consultation.
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Examples of Looting and Vandalism Damages
Looting includes going into stores or businesses and walking out with stolen property, often during times of crisis. Looting is considered a theft crime, under Florida law (Florida Statute §812-014). The possible criminal penalty depends on the value of the property stolen. However, if the theft occurs after the governor declares a state of emergency, the crime can be charged as a first-degree felony.
Vandalism is called “criminal mischief” under Florida law (Florida Statute § 806.13). This crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the property damage and where the vandalism occurred. Examples of vandalism include:
- Breaking windows
- Painting graffiti on walls
- Starting small fires
- Spray painting businesses
- Throwing bricks or other hard objects at doors, windows, homes, or businesses
- Throwing substances on real property
- Keying vehicles
- Breaking HVAC equipment or damaging sewer or electric lines
Our Tampa looting and vandalism lawyers can investigate the full extent of your damage and negotiate with the insurance company for fair compensation. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn how we can help.
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How Our Tampa Looting and Vandalism Lawyers Can Help
When you need to file an insurance claim, there are many aspects of the claim that can impact whether your claim is approved and the amount of compensation you receive. Our lawyers will take all steps necessary to maximize your insurance claim, including:
- Review your insurance policy for coverage
- Inspect the extent of damage
- Determine the value of damage
- Consult with the insurance company representatives
- Seek an independent appraisal when necessary
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
It is important to remember that the insurance company representative is sent to your home or business with the goal of minimizing the amount of the claim. For this reason, you may consider having a lawyer on your side who will advocate for your interests as a policyholder. We are here to help you with all aspects of your claim.
Contact Our Lawyers Today
If your home or business was damaged as a result of looting or vandalism, a Tampa looting and vandalism lawyer can help you file a claim for property damage. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to help you recover compensation. The call is free, and our team will go the extra mile for you.