Hurricane Michael Fallen Tree Damage Claims
Helping Property Owners in Florida with Insurance Claims for Damage from Fallen Trees
When you think of hurricane damage, you often think of the wind blowing off part of your roof or the storm surges flooding your home. However, much damage to property occurs due to debris flying through the air or objects falling onto your property. Hurricane winds are extraordinarily strong, and they can cause widespread destruction by blowing objects around. Hurricane winds often affect trees, and the high-speed winds of Hurricane Michael knocked over and uprooted trees across the Florida Panhandle.
If your insurance policy should cover damage to your property from fallen trees, you may be shocked when you receive a denial. These denials happen all too often, and property owners should fully understand their rights in the insurance process. You can have an attorney handling your claim for you who understands how to get the maximum possible compensation for your fallen tree damage. Contact the hurricane damage attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP right away to learn more.
Why was Your Tree Damage Claim Denied?
When insurance companies deny claims, the money stays in the company’s pockets and profits increase. For this reason, many insurers will try to justify claim denials in many ways. When it comes to fallen tree damage, the insurance company might cite any of the following as the reason for denying your claim:
● The tree that fell was diseased or weak before the storm, and you neglected to take action to have the tree removed to prevent it from falling. Therefore, your negligence is to blame for the fallen tree damage.
● If a neighbor’s tree fell and caused damage to your home, your insurance company will likely state that the neighbor’s policy should be the one to cover the damage. Your neighbor’s policy will likely then try to deny the claim based on your neighbor’s negligence in not removing the tree.
● The part of your house where the tree fell, such as the roof, was already old, damaged, or in need of repair or maintenance, so the claim is denied due to a pre-existing condition.
Protect Your Rights after Tree Damage
If a tree fell and damaged your property during Hurricane Michael, you should not stay in your home if the damage has not been safely repaired. If you do not have the funds to make the repairs before an insurance payment, you should take as many steps possible to mitigate further damage to your property.
Your next step should be to consult with an experienced hurricane and fallen tree claims attorney. We work to get our clients the payment they need as soon as possible, so they can complete repairs and move forward with their lives.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Panama City Fallen Tree Damage Claims Lawyers
If you are dealing with damage from Hurricane Michael, you should discuss your insurance claims with Ged Lawyers, LLP. We are leaders in disaster recovery for Floridians, so please call 850-684-4000 or contact us online to learn about your options for free.