A Winter Park, Florida couple was sent running from their home this month when lightning sparked a fire that set their attic ablaze. According to Bob and Mary Bell, the couple was watching television when they heard a thunderclap from the storm that was raging outside. While they knew a lightning strike had occurred nearby, the Bells didn’t realize their home had been hit until they smelled the billowing smoke. The lightning strike had actually set fire in two different areas of their attic.
The couple immediately called the police and moved their cars out of the driveway. When firefighters arrived, they smothered the blaze and removed the burning insulation. Fortunately, the fire was mostly contained within the attic of the home, and no signs of damage can be seen from the street. Nonetheless, the Bells insisted that this was the worst damage their property had ever suffered. Most of the rooms had been damaged, either by fire or by smoke. The couple said that most of the damages will be covered by their Florida homeowners insurance.
If You Have Suffered Lightning Damages
If you have recently suffered lightning damage to your Florida home or business, you may be eligible for compensation in a Florida homeowners insurance claim. To know what actions to take, visit Filing an Insurance Claim for Lightning Damage in Florida in our article library.
The Florida homeowners insurance claim 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 attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters—and other homeowners 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 Florida homeowners insurance. Contact us today – 1-(305) 742-0878.