What you should do
Why Would I Need a Sinkhole Claims Attorney?
Sinkholes can cause substantial damage to a property often requiring large sums of money for repairs. A quick action on the part of homeowners can keep the damage under control. As soon as you spot a sinkhole beginning to form near your house or property it is imperative that you hire a sinkhole claims attorney to get the damages. The sooner you begin the repairs on the sinkhole damage, the better you can protect your property from further troubles causes by the sinkhole.
There are times sinkhole damage cannot be detected until your property has already suffered considerable damage. This happens because many sinkholes appear underground. In such cases hiring a knowledgeable attorney in the quickest time possible is important.
Reasons to hire a sinkhole claims attorney
Hiring a lawyer who specifically deals with or has experience with sinkhole claims can be very useful.
- Insurance companies are reluctant to pay money towards claims. They would do anything to find a loophole towards your claim or delay the compensation citing some reason. But these non-compensations or delays can lead to a setback for the homeowners as the cost of repair might increase in the interim time. A sinkhole claims attorney can help homeowners by working with the insurance companies on your behalf and help you get the damages in time.
- Insurance companies are more likely to cooperate with homeowners or more likely to pay the damages when an attorney is involved. Attorneys with experience in sinkhole claims or working with the insurance companies know how to work around the delay tactics of the insurance companies and this can help the homeowners’ cases.
- Once you or your attorney has contacted the insurance company regarding sinkhole damages, the insurance company will do its own investigation to assess the damage to your property. This evaluation process can take a long time and having an attorney’s counsel at this time can be very useful.
- After the evaluation process by the insurance company, they would draw the papers with the amount they want to compensate you with and you will need to read, understand and sign the papers to claim the damages. An attorney can help you understand the paperwork or any clauses insurance companies might have included in the contract or negotiate the amount that insurance company is willing to pay. The amount may not be in the interest of the homeowners and a lawyer can help you get a better deal.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in sinkhole claims, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at (727) 231-5420 or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.