Problem With Your Property Damage Insurance Claim?
It is all too common for insurance companies to deny, delay or underpay property damage claims. They are counting on the fact that many claimants will take no for answer or accept a lowball settlement.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman represents businesses and homeowners in South Florida and statewide in insurance disputes. It’s frustrating to get the runaround when your property has been damaged or destroyed. We have helped hundreds of clients hold insurers to their legal obligations, through settlement negotiations or – when necessary – through litigation and appeals.
Experienced Representation For Property Insurance Disputes
When you think of property damage in South Florida, you likely think of inclement weather and hurricanes. However, under Florida law, negligent liability can apply to other forms of property damage too.
Florida laws governing homeowners policies and commercial property insurance state that property owners may be entitled to recover:
- Replacement value of lost personal property
- Costs of construction repairs, including labor
- Loss of appraised fair market value of real property
- Economic loss directly caused by the property damage, such as lost business revenues
Attorney Geoffrey Ittleman has handled claims for fire loss, flooding, hurricane and wind damage, water damage and mold, fallen trees, vandalism and other events. Property damage can also extend to auto insurance claims. Under Florida’s laws, you can recover compensation for damage to your vehicle and personal property when your car accident was caused by another driver’s negligence.
How An Insurance Claims Attorney Can Help
The majority of Florida car accidents and property damage claims are resolved by attorneys that represent victims. If liability for the property damage claim is uncontested, then our lawyer and your insurance company can usually come to a settlement agreement that will cover the personal and financial losses you have sustained. Geoffrey Ittleman is an accomplished litigator whose published court cases involve several victories against insurers.
It’s important to remember that insurance companies only remain profitable by limiting their liability, even on valid claims. This is why insurance companies’ primary goal is to settle cases for as little as possible, and why it’s important to have an attorney negotiating your case on your behalf.
Contact A Proven Florida Insurance Lawyer
If you have a property damage claim, it’s essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if there is any pushback from the insurer. Mr. Ittleman will evaluate your case and determine the best way to proceed. Our team will communicate with your insurance company for you, which helps to ensure you don’t say anything that could impede your chances of recovering your rightful compensation. If your insurance company is not willing to settle, our attorneys will file a lawsuit in court on your behalf and prepare for trial.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman can help you today if your home or business sustained property damage. Our firm has also handled class actions on behalf of condo associations in disputes over property damage. Set up a free consultation to have our attorney review your case. We welcome residential and business property damage claims throughout Florida. Call 954-546-7441 or email us.