If it has been several weeks since you contacted your insurer after there was hurricane damage to your home, and your insurer has not contacted you back, the answer is, NO, this is not acceptable behavior. In fact, you may want to take legal action. To do so, you can get the help of a Florida hurricane attorney.
The fact is that your insurer should be prepared for a storm that causes widespread damage. Therefore, there should be no delay in responding to your hurricane insurance claim.
Furthermore, if you do file a claim, there should be a timeframe in which your insurer pays your damage claim.
The timeframe for paying damages in a hurricane claim will typically be:
- within 20 days of the date you reached an agreement in writing;
- 30 or 60 days after the entry of an appraisal award; or
- 30 or 60 days after a final legal judgment.
If your insurer is not responsive to your claim, or if they fail to pay your claim on time, you may want to file a hurricane insurance claims lawsuit. To do so, you may get the help of an experienced Florida hurricane attorney. An attorney can investigate your case, and may be able to get you the settlement that you deserve.
The hurricane attorneys at Falk & Falk Law Firm know how important it is to you and your family to get the settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. Our hurricane attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters—and other homeowner nightmares—recover from their loss. An experienced 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 – (305) 742-0878.