Flood Damage Claims
Flood damage in Hollywood, Florida usually occurs when a body of water flows onto dry land, though Florida homes can also flood due to storm surges, burst pipes, sewer issues, incorrectly maintained drainage systems, and even heavy rains. While most standard homeowners’ insurance policies do not have flooding coverage, NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) has found that 90% of the country’s natural disasters involve flooding.
Florida is even more susceptible to flooding, being on the ocean, in the path of hurricanes, and having so many bodies of water. Unfortunately, flooding seems more common each year and more homeowners turn to a flood damage claims lawyer each year to get fair compensation for damages.Property Damage from Flooding
Flooding can damage a home by wreaking havoc with electrical and plumbing systems and damaging part or all of a home. Heavy floods can even carry property away. After a flood, homes may be vacant and subject to looting and break-ins. Very quickly, mold and mildew can form, which can permanently damage surfaces and lead to serious illness for anyone still living in the property.What You Can Do if Your Florida Property Has Been Damaged by Flooding
It is important to buy flood insurance if you live in Florida, and to understand what is and is not covered by your policy. If you are near any coastal areas or bodies of water, proper insurance is even more important, but it is essential everywhere in the state.
Make sure you have a flood plan in place for your home and workplace. If a flood were to happen, how would you communicate with others? Where would you find copies of your insurance, ID, and other documents? Create a written plan so you know what to do.
If you are impacted by a flood damage, contact a flood damage claims attorney in Hollywood after you have gotten to safety. Even if you have flood insurance, negotiating with an insurer on your own is daunting. After a natural disaster, especially, insurers often get many calls and they want to resolve claims fast.
An attorney representing you can negotiate with your insurer while you focus on recovering from the disaster. Your attorney will also work to make sure long-term costs, such as mold clean-up and replacement of damaged property, is correctly evaluated by the insurer. He or she can work to get your insurance claim accepted.Flaxman Law Group Can Help After Hollywood Floods
Flaxman Law Group has more than 60 years of combined experience and our principal, Charles Flaxman, worked for ten years in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to law practice, so we understand how insurance companies work and how to effectively negotiate with insurers. Charles Flaxman is part of less than 1% of attorneys across the country qualified to be part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum because he has won multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. Steven Flaxman has extensive experience with both personal injury and property damage cases, helping plaintiffs recover from challenging situations. Steven is dually licensed in Florida and Colorado.
Flaxman Law Group has recovered millions of dollars for people just like you—people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We pride ourselves on working diligently on behalf of those who need us and we genuinely care about our clients, taking time to help them.
With our law offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami, we serve the entire South Florida area. If your home has been flooded, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation with a Hollywood flood damage claims attorney.