Although Tropical Storm Debby is over, residents in Florida and throughout the Gulf Coast are still cleaning up the mess that it left behind and trying to recover from their losses. The storm’s aftermath included:
- Hail damage
- Roof and siding damage
- Flooded homes
- Flooded and washed out streets
- Wind damage
- Other storm-related damage, such as sinkholes
Jacksonville had pools of water up to five feet deep in some areas due to the heavy rain Tropical Storm Debby dumped. The reports indicate that over 300 homes in Clay County have suffered serious flood damage, and some have even had their roofs collapse. However, the total assessments are not in, and the damages are likely to be much higher than that.
For the thousands who had to evacuate the area, many came back to find their homes submerged and damaged. If you have suffered property damage in the storm, you should talk with a knowledgeable insurance claim attorney before accepting an insurance settlement.
Insurance companies often attempt to lowball their policyholders to save the company money. In order to make sure your residential insurance claim does not get denied or underpaid, you should have a skilled attorney review your policy and claim as soon as possible.
You can speak with an experienced insurance litigation lawyer at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 in a complimentary initial consultation, and also receive a free copy of our book Disputes With Your Insurance Company – What All Consumers Need to Know.