Heavy winds can tear ships from their moorings, damage vessels at sea, and cause extensive cargo losses for marine businesses. However, although most marine businesses carry insurance coverage for wind-related loss events, it isn’t always easy for policyholders to get what they need out of the coverage they pay for. In fact, many ship owners and business owners find that they need the support of an experienced policyholder attorney to respond effectively to windstorm losses and maximize their insurance claims.
Marine Policyholders Need to Act Fast to Mitigate Wind-Related Damage
After a severe windstorm, ship owners will need to take action quickly to mitigate further losses. The longer it takes the policyholder to respond to a damaged ship, the more likely it is that the cost of recovery—and the complications that go with it—will increase. It is also important to respond quickly because the insurance company that handles your claim for windstorm damage may defend itself against requests to pay for damages caused by a delayed response or inappropriately handled repairs.
However, you don’t have to negotiate the difficult aftermath of a loss event alone. By working with a legal team who has experience working through insurance disputes over wind damages, you can ensure that your response to a major loss event is organized and focused on recovery from day one.
Knowledgeable Legal Support Helps Marine Policyholders Withstand Difficult Wind-Damage Claims
Our legal team has helped numerous marine policyholders fight for a fair resolution of their claims, and we have access to the cutting-edge forensic techniques, deep understanding of cargo and business concerns, and extensive litigation experience needed to make a claim for marine losses a success. For more information about handling claims, mitigating losses, and negotiating marine insurance settlements after a windstorm, request your free copy of our book, Your Basic Guide to Marine Insurance, or call our office directly to discuss your needs.