When you pay years of insurance premiums, and you file a claim for damages, you expect your insurance company to pay per the contract they have with you. However, it’s common for insurance companies to deny claims, and you’ll have to fight to recover money to repair the damages to your property.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, P.A., will work to hold your insurance company responsible for their obligations. We will review your case and help you recover the damages you are entitled to under your policy. Our Fort Lauderdale property damage attorney excels at negotiating fair compensation settlements, but if necessary, we are prepared to litigate your case in court.
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’s law states that the “replacement value of lost personal property; loss of appraised fair market value of real property; costs of construction repairs, including labor, overhead and profit and any other economic loss that would not have occurred but for the injury giving rise to the cause of action” within the scope of economic damages can be subject to compensation in a negligence lawsuit.
Property damage can also extend to automobile claims. Most car accidents involve one or more vehicles, and under Florida’s laws, you can recover compensation for damage to your property.
The majority of Florida car accidents and property damage are resolved by attorneys that represent victims. If liability for the property damage claim is uncontested, then our Fort Lauderdale property damage attorney and your insurance company can usually come to a settlement agreement that will cover both the losses you have sustained and your injuries.
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.
If you have a property damage claim, it’s essential to contact a Fort Lauderdale property damage attorney as soon as possible once you have received any necessary immediate medical attention. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and then determine the best way to proceed. Our team will communicate with your insurance company for you, which helps to ensure that you don’t say anything that could impede your chances of recovering the necessary compensation you deserve for your losses. If your insurance company is not willing to settle, our attorneys will file a lawsuit in court on your behalf against the insurance company or the other driver.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman can help victims recover property damages for their home, business or personal matters. Set up a free consultation and have one of our attorneys review your case.
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