Storm Damage

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Damage Attorneys in Florida

Hurricane damage is indisputably the most expensive natural disaster category from the perspective of property damage. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration has tracked 254 events (40 of which were hurricanes) between 1980 and 2019 that resulted in more than $1 billion of damages. Approximately $862 billion of that damage (totaling $1.7 trillion) is attributed to hurricanes, with successive hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma in 2017 contributing $268 billion to that property damage total.

Hurricanes aren’t the only storms that cause excessive property damage. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012 it had been downgraded to an extratropical storm. It still ended up costing $72.19 billion because it landed on our heavily populated eastern seaboard.

Residents of Florida are all too familiar with the costly and tragic effects of hurricanes. The only thing that makes a hurricane more tragic is being unable to rebuild afterwards due to inadequate coverage or an unpaid claim.

The hurricane damage attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga have decades of combined experience fighting for local home and business owners whose financial livelihood has been put in jeopardy because the insurance company is trying to avoid paying a legitimate hurricane or storm damage claim.

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Flood Damage Verse Other Types of Storm-Related Property Damage

One of the most common excuses insurance companies use to deny home and business damage claims is insisting your damage was caused by flooding, which is only covered by a separate FEMA flood insurance policy.

Uncovered storm surge flooding certainly isn’t the only cause of water damage – there are many potential causes, some of which are covered by your homeowners insurance. One of the most common is wind damage or hail damage exposing the interior of your home to rain, which causes water damage. That type of water damage should be covered by your normal homeowners insurance policy because it’s not a type of excluded flood damage.

The insurance company may even acknowledge that your water damage wasn’t caused by excluded flood damage, but instead accuse you of failing to maintain your home or take steps to prevent rain from getting inside and damaging your home. These accusations of negligence on your part are often a judgement call made by a claims adjuster, which is why it shouldn’t be the end of your claim.

If your home or business suffered water damage that you believe your insurance company is improperly categorizing as flood damage or otherwise denying your claim, it may be in your best interest to speak with a Florida storm damage attorney.

The Many Sources of Storm Damage

Damage can be caused by much more than just water during a hurricane or other storm. Wind can damage roofs, break windows and knock over trees and power lines. Fires can be sparked by downed power lines, lightning or even candles people are using because the power is out. Some people take advantage of the lawlessness of a hurricane or tropical storm by looting or vandalizing other people’s property.

If your property has been damaged during a hurricane and your insurance company isn’t treating your claim fairly, speak with Kanner & Pintaluga. Our property damage attorneys have extensive experience representing Florida residents in storm and hurricane damage claims. We also know how to work with other professionals, such as contractors and independent claims adjusters, to make sure you receive the knowledgeable representation you deserve.

What Our Clients Are Saying

It was my pleasure to work with John Edwards and his assistant Grace. I had such a great experience, they were able to resolve my case in a few months. They made the process smooth, easy, and simple. I am very pleased with the results and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga.

WILLIAM SMITH

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WILLIAM SMITH

It was my pleasure to work with John Edwards and his assistant Grace. I had such a great experience, they were able to resolve my case in a few months. They made the process smooth, easy, and simple. I am very pleased with the results and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga.
We had major roof damage after Hurricane Irma, like most people in Southern Florida. Every insurance company and person we spoke to were awful to deal with. We kept getting delay after delay and it seemed like we were never going to get the assistance we needed. A friend recommended Lauren Schaefer, with Kanner and Pintaluga, and we couldn't be happier with the help we are receiving from her and the KP team. We are still going through the process but everyone has been so great. The lines of communication are always open and we never feel left in the dark about anything.

DESIREE SCHMITZ

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DESIREE SCHMITZ

We had major roof damage after Hurricane Irma, like most people in Southern Florida. Every insurance company and person we spoke to were awful to deal with. We kept getting delay after delay and it seemed like we were never going to get the assistance we needed. A friend recommended Lauren Schaefer, with Kanner and Pintaluga, and we couldn't be happier with the help we are receiving from her and the KP team. We are still going through the process but everyone has been so great. The lines of communication are always open and we never feel left in the dark about anything.
Adriana Nito is the Legal Assistant with my claim and she is wonderful. She has kept me up to date on all things happening . She always returns my calls if she is on another line . And she has coordinated all inspections and all needed with my claim. Thank Adriana.

ARNALDO SOSA

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ARNALDO SOSA

Adriana Nito is the Legal Assistant with my claim and she is wonderful. She has kept me up to date on all things happening . She always returns my calls if she is on another line . And she has coordinated all inspections and all needed with my claim. Thank Adriana.
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Kanner & Pintaluga provide hurricane damage representation throughout Florida, including:

Boca Raton
Daytona
Delray Beach
Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Myers
Gainesville
Hollywood
Jacksonville
Melbourne
Miami
Naples
Orlando
Tampa
Tallahassee
Panama City
Miramar Beach
Blountstown
Quincy
Fort Walton Beach
Pensacola