Wind Damage

Wind Damage Attorneys in Florida

Wind damage claims in Florida frequently occur due to hurricane winds, but high winds aren’t exclusive to hurricanes.

High winds, regardless of their source, can cause severe damage to all types of property and can have a cascading effect in many situations. Wind may knock over a tree that lands on your vehicle or onto your home, breaking a hole in your roof and allowing in wind-driven rain that then damages your home’s interior. It can also propel debris into windows or knock over fences.

That same debris can put gashes in your shingles, damage the felt underlayment and rip up the deck of your roof.

Your homeowners coverage may not cover some types of hurricane flood damage, but it should cover water damage that occurred due to wind damage, such as a scenario where wind damaged your roof and allowed water to penetrate your home.

The extent of your wind damage may not be fully determined in the immediate aftermath of a storm. It’s not uncommon for damage to go unnoticed for months or even years and then suddenly you have leaks in your roof.

Some types of wind damage can also cause your roof to lose an excessive volume of granules, cutting down the useful life of your roof.

Your roof isn’t the only part of your home that can be damaged by wind during a hurricane or storm. Wind can blow down fences or uproot trees and knock them into your home or onto your vehicle.

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Be Wary of Insurance Coverage Loopholes

One of the ways insurance companies insulate themselves from having to pay out massive claims is putting complex language and long lists of excluded perils, or damage types, into their policies. It’s recommended you carefully review your policy to ensure your home isn’t being left vulnerable by coverage loopholes that could be used to avoid having to pay your claim.

Prepare Before a Storm

Take pictures of the exterior of your home if you know it’s in the path of an oncoming hurricane or tropical storm. Once the storm has passed make sure to take pictures of any damage that may have occurred.

Having a set of before and after images is one of the strongest pieces of evidence you can bring into negotiation with the insurance company on your wind damage claim. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to get out of paying your claim by suggesting the damage your home suffered was unrelated to the storm, but before and after images are irrefutable evidence.

Make Repairs and Keep Receipts

After your home or business has suffered wind damage it’s important to make temporary repairs as best you can once it is safe to do so. The insurance company won’t cover damage that could have been preventable if you had taken these steps, so it’s important to do what you can to prevent any additional damage after the initial hurricane or tropical storm.

You can also be compensated for your preventative self-repair costs in many cases if you keep your receipts.

Committed to Maximizing Your Wind Damage Claim Payment

The attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga have handled many property damage cases relating to hurricane and storms. We understand how the insurance companies think and are familiar with their strategies as well as the mistakes their claims adjusters can make.

In addition to being exceptionally familiar with hurricane property damage cases, we also work with experts such as contractors and independent insurance claims adjusters to ensure we can find the evidence necessary to get your claim honored.

If you have a wind damage claim that’s being denied or underpaid, contact Kanner & Pintaluga at 800-586-5555 for a free case evaluation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

My attorney Alexis Altman, Esq., fought hard for our water damage claim when our Big Name insurance company refused to honor the claim. The end result is she won and we end up with an amazing settlement. I will highly recommend the Law Firm of Kanner & Pintaluga to all of my friends and family and any other associates who are in need of a good Lawyer.

MONA G.

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-07-11T07:20:01+00:00

MONA G.

My attorney Alexis Altman, Esq., fought hard for our water damage claim when our Big Name insurance company refused to honor the claim. The end result is she won and we end up with an amazing settlement. I will highly recommend the Law Firm of Kanner & Pintaluga to all of my friends and family and any other associates who are in need of a good Lawyer.
Kanner & Pintaluga were a huge help in reaching a settlement for my boss with his insurance company. John Edwards, Max and Grace wee extremely efficient and communicative. They were by our side every step of the way. He received his settlement money in no time and without issue. I would highly recommend them.

KIMBERLY D.

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-07-11T07:20:39+00:00

KIMBERLY D.

Kanner & Pintaluga were a huge help in reaching a settlement for my boss with his insurance company. John Edwards, Max and Grace wee extremely efficient and communicative. They were by our side every step of the way. He received his settlement money in no time and without issue. I would highly recommend them.
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

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-08-22T17:54:49+00:00

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.
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

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-08-22T15:37:15+00:00

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

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-08-22T15:39:25+00:00

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.
We have been dealing with open claims with our insurance company for over a year! Alexis Altman from Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A. was recommended to us in January 2019. We were able to settle the claims in under three months. The overall experience was really great. Alexis kept us informed every step of the way and explained all available options to us. I can only wish all professional services experiences were as great as the one that we had with Alexis. Thank you!!!!

ANDRES C.

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-07-11T07:16:35+00:00

ANDRES C.

We have been dealing with open claims with our insurance company for over a year! Alexis Altman from Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A. was recommended to us in January 2019. We were able to settle the claims in under three months. The overall experience was really great. Alexis kept us informed every step of the way and explained all available options to us. I can only wish all professional services experiences were as great as the one that we had with Alexis. Thank you!!!!
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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