If your West Palm Beach property sustained damage due to water intrusion, you may be unsure what legal options you have. When unwanted water, moisture, or condensation in the building envelope causes damage to a property, it can result in thousands of dollars in damage.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to help you evaluate your options and pursue compensation for your losses. A water intrusion damage property claim lawyer in West Palm Beach is on your side, from the first consultation to when the final payment is received.
If you need help pursuing losses for water intrusion, contact our dedicated legal team. We provide free, no-obligation claim reviews and take no fees unless we recover compensation for your losses. You have nothing to lose.
Common Water Intrusion Drastically Impacts West Palm Beach Properties
Water intrusion damage occurs when unwanted water enters places in a building it should not, for example, a flooded basement or a leaky roof. This can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage, even when the moisture is discovered quickly.
A few common causes of water intrusion include:
- Plumbing leaks
- Damaged roofs
- Improper installation of a roof
- Product malfunction, such as shingles that do not function properly
- Damaged seals
- Improper construction practices
- Improperly caulked bathrooms
- Backed-up drains
- Old plumbing
If your home, business, or other property sustained damage due to water intrusion, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. A water intrusion damage property claim lawyer in West Palm Beach at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can review your situation and recommend the next steps.
Who Might Be Responsible for Your West Palm Beach Water Intrusion Repairs
While not every instance of water intrusion results in compensation, there is a good chance that you or the owner of your property has insurance coverage designed to protect against these types of losses.
Our team will investigate all possible sources of recovery, including:
Construction Company or Other Third Party
A construction company might be liable if, for example, they failed to properly install a roof, failed to properly seal areas, or made another mistake which resulted in water intrusion.
Homeowners or Renter’s Insurance
Your home or renter’s insurance policy may cover your water intrusion losses. Factors that may impact your coverage include the cause of the damage and the details of your policy. In addition, you may have a deductible which requires you to cover a certain amount before insurance will pay.
The Property Owner
If you rent your property, the landlord may be responsible for repairing the damage to the structure. In most cases, they will contact their own insurance company. Your personal items damaged due to the water intrusion may or may not be covered. This is why having renter’s insurance is critical.
If a city or state agency’s action resulted in water intrusion, they may be liable for your losses. For example, if a city worker broke the main water line that resulted in your basement flooding, they may be liable. Local city or state laws may impact how much you can recover.
To better understand your options after a West Palm Beach water intrusion incident, contact our team at 1-800-747-3733. We are happy to review your situation and make recommendations.
How the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help
Our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of West Palm Beach residents and is ready to go the extra mile to help by:
Offering A Free Claim Review
We start with a review of your situation to understand what happened and how we can help. This gives us the insight we need to begin building your case if we decide to work together.
Investigating the At-Fault Party
Next, our team gets to work on determining who caused the water intrusion. This helps us determine which insurance company or party should be held liable. We will investigate all possible sources and may end up pursuing losses from multiple parties in some cases.
Gathering Evidence to Build a Claim
You should focus on putting your life or business back together. Let us take over the process of talking to the insurance companies, gathering evidence, and building a claim on your behalf.
Negotiating Your Settlement
Finally, our team will work with the insurance company directly to negotiate the highest possible settlement. If required, we may even take your case to court.
You Might Recover a Settlement in Your West Palm Beach Water Intrusion Claim
The funds available to you after a water intrusion incident can vary depending on who is held liable, the cause of the damage, and the severity of the covered losses. In most cases, we will pursue the following recompense:
- Medical costs, if you suffered health issues from the water intrusion
- The cost of repairing the building
- Recovery of labor costs if, for example, a construction company performed their job improperly
- Living expenses if you are unable to live in your home.
- Lost wages, if you are unable to work or do business due to the water intrusion
Contact a Water Intrusion Damage Property Claim Lawyer in West Palm Beach
Water intrusion can cause damage to your home, the loss of priceless possessions, and even health issues. This is not a situation to take lightly. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to guide you through the process and protect your rights. You have a limited time under FL § 95.11 to pursue losses in your West Palm Beach water intrusion damage case. Call us now at 1-800-747-3733 to get the claims process started.