According to Florida law, your homeowners insurance provider must cover the property damages that are caused by a Florida sinkhole. This means that you may be compensated for any damages that were caused to your home and property. To file a Florida sinkhole damage claim, you will have to notify your homeowners insurance provider of the damages.
Once notified of a Florida sinkhole, your insurance provider will send an expert to conduct a geological survey. This expert may either be a geologist or a geotechnical engineer, who will use scientific means to determine whether a Florida sinkhole exists. These scientific methods may include ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity studies, and/or a drilling rig to bore a hole above the damaged area.
If it is determined that a sinkhole does exist, then your insurance provider will send an adjuster to estimate the value of the damages. If, however, it is determined that a sinkhole does not exist, then your insurer will deny your sinkhole damage claim.
If your claim is denied, then you may want to get the help of a Florida sinkhole claim attorney. An attorney may ensure that the geological studies are handled in a fair and lawful manner. If there is in fact a sinkhole, your attorney can make sure that your damages are paid by your homeowners insurance provider.
If your Florida home has been damaged by a sinkhole, then you may be eligible for compensation in a Florida sinkhole claim. Visit our article library to read more about Filing an Insurance Claim for a Sinkhole in Florida.
The Florida sinkhole claim attorney team at Falk & Falk Law Firm knows how important it is to you and your family to get the settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. Our attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters—and other homeowners’ nightmares—recover from their loss. An experienced Florida sinkhole claim attorney can help you to fight for the compensation that you need and navigate the tricky world of homeowners and hurricane insurance. Contact us today – 1-877-663-5110.