You can maximize the amount of compensation you receive for a water damage claim by taking the time to document your losses. By taking pictures of the damage, holding onto all repair receipts, and speaking with a legal professional, you can make sure that your insurance company pays for the cost of your expenses. You can strengthen your claim by providing solid evidence of the losses you have incurred.
Depending on the details of your homeowners’ insurance, you may be covered for water damage under certain situations but not others.
Common Causes of Water Damage
The cost of replacing property due to water damage can dampen your finances.
Water damage in the home can be caused by:
- Leaking or burst pipes
- Faulty appliances (such as the malfunction of a water heater or dishwasher)
- Sewage back-ups
- Toilet overflow
- Clogged gutters
If these issues are not quickly addressed, they can not only ruin flooring and stain walls but also contribute to the buildup of mold and mildew. Working with an insurance company to settle the cost of your losses from your water damage claim can be a whirlpool of stress and confusion.
When you work with a legal team, you can be assured that you do not have to handle these complicated proceedings on your own. Our Fort Lauderdale plumbing leaks lawyers can determine the value of your losses and work to negotiate on your behalf to maximize your recovery on your water damage claim. There are many more things an attorney can do for you. One of the most important ones is keeping you safe from insurance companies’ tactics to corner you into accepting the first small offer they make. But let’s get into more details.
A Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Your Water Damage Claim
According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, standard homeowners’ insurance policies cover the dwelling where you live, your personal property, and a variety of other related expenses. Oftentimes, obtaining the compensation outlined in your policy is a matter of knowing how to fight for them.
A lawyer may offer you valuable insight into how to approach the insurance company and can go about implementing that plan.
An attorney can benefit you by:
- Identifying how the insurer is liable for your covered losses
- Exploring options for a settlement with the insurance company
- Bringing in outside experts to estimate the value of damage to your home
- Represent you before a judge if we cannot reach an out-of-court agreement
These are just some of the services provided by the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. When you work with our staff, we can take measures to support what is outlined in your insurance policy and get your life back on track.
Water damage can upend your life and leave you strapped financially. Based on your circumstances, you may have a limited time to pursue legal action due to the Florida statute of limitations. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.