Steps to Filing a Florida Theft Claim

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If your Florida home has been burglarized, there are several steps to filing a Florida theft claim. 

Step 1 – Notify the Police 

The first step you should take after a Florida home break-in is to notify the police. When you call the police, and tell them what has happened, they should immediately send an officer to investigate the theft. When the officer arrives, they will ask you for a statement, and then make a police report. 

Step 2 – Make an Itemized List 

Once you have the police report, you should make an itemized list of the things that were stolen. You will need this list in order to make your Florida theft claim. 

Step 3 – Call Your Home Insurer 

Once you have the police report, as well as your itemized list, you should call your home insurer to file a Florida theft claim. Your insurer will ask you some questions about what was stolen, and send a claims adjuster to investigate the theft. The claims adjuster will then determine the value of the items that were stolen. 

If you do not agree with the adjuster’s estimate for your Florida theft claim, your next step should be to call a Florida homeowners insurance attorney. 

An experienced Florida homeowners insurance attorney can: 

  • attempt to negotiate with your insurance company;
  • file a Florida theft claim lawsuit if your insurer refuses your claim; and
  • represent your legal interests in a formal court of law. 

The purpose of filing a Florida theft claim is to receive proper compensation for full home repairs and to completely replace what was lost. If your homeowners insurance company doesn’t provide adequate compensation, your Florida homeowners insurance attorney can speak up on your behalf. 

Contacting a Florida Homeowners Insurance Attorney 

The Florida homeowners insurance 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 attorney team has experience in helping victims of break-ins—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 homeowners and hurricane insurance. Contact us today – (305) 742-0878.