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Challenging Your Home Insurance Settlement or Denial

Fri May 14th, 2021 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Hire an Experienced Miami Insurance Claim Lawyer  If you’ve sustained damage to your home and have submitted a claim to your insurer, you may be surprised to discover that your insurer is taking a “hostile” position towards this legitimate claim. Insurers — particularly home insurers — often market themselves as friendly allies who will step up to support you in the worst of circumstances.  In truth, however, they are incentivized to undercut your claims, and […]

Common Homeowner’s Insurance Concerns

Fri Oct 16th, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Experienced Miami Insurance Litigation Lawyer   Homeowner’s insurance coverage pays out for property loss — generally caused by natural events, such as a flood or a hurricane, or a fire.  Various other property losses may also be covered, depending on how comprehensive the coverage is. However, homeowners often feel confused as to what they can or should do after they have suffered a loss.  This is perfectly natural.  There are many strategic complexities to homeowner’s insurance […]

5 Justifications for Homeowner Insurance Denial

Mon Aug 31st, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Experienced Miami Insurance Litigation Lawyer   As a general rule, homeowners purchase property insurance with a level of optimism — they tend to operate under the assumption that, in the event their property is seriously damaged, they will be covered by the purchased policy, and that submitting a claim (and receiving the necessary payout) will be fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, homeowners often find that the truth is quite a bit messier than they might have originally […]

Construction Defects Must Trigger Property Damage for Coverage Under Florida Insurance Law

Tue Mar 17th, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Leading Insurance Law Firm in Miami, FL Homeowners’ insurance coverage can often lead to confusion down the line when policyholders are attempting to secure a payout after having experienced property damage to their home.  As with other types of insurance plans, homeowner’s insurance payouts are manipulated cleverly by insurance companies to minimize their liabilities — wherever possible (so long as the language of the plan supports it, and even when it doesn’t), the insurance company […]

What are “Endorsements” in a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?

Fri Feb 28th, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

When you buy homeowner’s insurance, you don’t expect it to cover everything. But, you might expect it to cover more than it actually does. While homeowner’s policies often start with broad coverage language, this language is subject to a laundry list of exclusions; and, in order to have these excluded perils covered, homeowners must pay extra for “endorsements.” Which Endorsements Should Florida Homeowners Choose? In the context of insurance, an endorsement is additional coverage for […]

Hurricane Preparedness: State and Federal Government Resources

Fri Feb 21st, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will soon be upon us and it is important for homeowners to be prepared. As we’ve learned in past years, it only takes one storm to cause widespread devastation, and homeowners who take steps to get ready will be in the best position to begin the recovery process as quickly possible. Are you ready? Here are seven hurricane preparedness resources from the State of Florida, various U.S. federal government agencies […]

Protecting Your Rights as an Insured Homeowner: A Step-By-Step Guide

Fri Feb 7th, 2020 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

If your home has been damaged in a storm, there are several important steps you need to take to protect your rights against your insurance company. This step-by-step guide will help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your homeowner’s insurance or flood insurance claim. 1. Make Sure You and Your Loved Ones are Safe. First and foremost, safety should be your top priority. No amount of hassle with your insurance company is worth putting your […]

Why more South Florida property owners may be going with Citizens

Mon Apr 24th, 2017 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Just five years ago, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the state-run insurer of “last resort” for those Florida property owners unable to secure coverage on the private market, saw the ranks of policyholders mushroom to 1.5 million.

However, thanks to everything from the ten-year absence of hurricanes to the state’s “depopulation” program that created incentives for private insurers to start taking on more Citizen’s policyholders, this number has since fallen to 450,000.

Financial analysis firm declines to lower ratings of Florida property insurers

Mon Mar 20th, 2017 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

An alarm bell was sounded in the insurance sector last month when Demotech, the Ohio-based independent financial analysis firm, indicated that it was strongly considering lowering the financial strength ratings of six to eight Florida homeowners insurance carriers to below an A.

Why this might not seem like too much of a concern to the average person, it was actually rather distressing news to the 250,000 customers of these insurance carriers, as most mortgage lenders — including federal lending agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae — require borrowers to secure homeowners’ insurance from an A-rated insurer as a condition of financing.

When a dream home becomes a nightmare because of mold, we can help

Fri Mar 17th, 2017 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

As much as times have changed, there’s no disputing that one of the primary objectives for most individuals or couples is to move out of their rental property and into a home that they can call their own.

Of course, this was an admittedly more dubious proposition not long ago because of the recession, but things have changed considerably, such that the housing market is now far more stable. Indeed, more and more Floridians are breaking ground on new homes or finding a place to settle down with the help of a realtor. What happens, however, when their dream home becomes an absolute nightmare owing to the presence of hazardous mold?

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