Water intrusion occurs when unwanted water or moisture enters a building and causes damage to the property. It can be caused by a range of factors, including leaking pipes, flooding, and improper construction practices that result in a weak or ineffective “building envelope”.
If your Tampa property sustained damage due to water intrusion, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses, no matter what caused the damage. Our team can review your case and determine who is responsible for your losses.
Contact a water intrusion damage property claim lawyer in Tampa from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Our team will review your damage claim and offer legal advice.
Types of Tampa Water Intrusion Damage Claims Our Firm Takes on
Water intrusion can result in many different types of damage, including mold growth, damage to walls, broken seals, damage to items in the property, and even foundation damage. Our team can help you recover the losses you have incurred. The most common water intrusion cases we take on include those caused by:
- Driving rain
- Leaking plumbing
- Broken appliance seals
- Improper construction or repair
- Improperly sealed buildings
- Failure to install gutters
- Failure to maintain drainage fields
- Sewer backups
Depending on the cause of the water intrusion damage, you may be eligible to recover losses, including the cost to repair your property. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free case review.
Determining Liability in Water Intrusion Damage Claims
The first step in recovering losses is to determine who is responsible for covering your damages. The at-fault party will depend on the details of your case. Our team will look at the cause of the damage and who was responsible for the events that led to the damage, as well as any insurance policies held by you or the at-fault party.
The following parties may be held responsible for your losses:
Your Home or Rental Insurance
If the damage was the result of weather or, for example, a leaking dishwasher, your homeowner’s insurance may cover your losses. The amount of compensation you recover may depend on your coverage and your deductible. For example, many standard homeowner’s policies may not cover flood damage.
If you live in a Tampa area prone to hurricanes or flooding, you may have additional insurance coverage for these events. They may cover damages your homeowner’s policy does not.
A City or Municipality
In some water damage cases, the city or county may be held liable for your losses. For example, if city workers damaged a water main which resulted in water seeping into your basement or flooding your home, they may be held responsible.
The Insurance Policy of a Contractor
If your damages were the result of faulty supplies or incorrect construction or installation, the insurance company of the contractor responsible for the work may be held liable. For example, if your roof was improperly installed, resulting in a leak into your attic, they may be responsible for your losses.
During your free water intrusion claim review, our team will review your situation and determine who may be held liable.
Losses You Might Recover in Your Tampa Water Intrusion Property Claim
The losses you are eligible to recover in your Tampa water intrusion claim will vary based on many factors, including the type of coverage you carry, who is to blame, and the deductible on the insurance policy. Depending on these factors, you may recover the following losses.
- Damage to personal property, such as furniture, appliances, and electronics
- The cost to fix the original cause of the damage
- The cost to repair the damage caused by the water intrusion
- Living expenses if you are unable to remain in your home during repairs
- Other losses, such as the loss of food in your home, inconvenience, or lost time at work if you work from home
To better understand the amount of compensation you might recover, please call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1 (800) 747-3733. Our team of legal professionals will review your situation and can recommend the next steps.
How the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help
Damage caused by water intrusion can have a devastating impact on your life. You may have lost precious possessions, be displaced from your home or place of work, and face thousands of dollars in repair bills.
Our team is dedicated to holding parties responsible for their actions or even inaction. Let us help you get your life back. Here is how a water intrusion damage property claim lawyer in Tampa can help:
- Review your case to determine if you have a case
- Collect evidence to support your claim for losses
- Establish who should be held responsible for your losses
- Calculate the full amount of losses you experienced
- File a water intrusion property damage claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company to recover losses
- Fight for your rights in a Tampa court of law
Water intrusion claims can be challenging. You do not have to face this situation alone. Call us now for a free claim review.
Contact a Water Intrusion Damage Property Claim Lawyer in Tampa Today
A small leak can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and disrupt your life for months. Water damage can cause property damage, health issues, and a host of other challenges.
When water causes damage to your property, you have the right under FL § 627.7011 to recover your losses through your own Tampa property insurance claim or from the at-fault party. Our team is dedicated to helping property damage victims to recover what they have lost.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free case review.
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