Lightning Strike Leads to Business Interruption
Our client, a prominent local Miami business, incurred significant property damage to its business equipment and loss of revenue as a result of a lightning strike interrupting its business operations. The insurance carrier lowballed the insured with its claims offer. The insured consulted with its company lawyer regarding this matter who in turn referred the case to our offices. Immediately after being retained, we sent out a consultant to evaluate the property and contents damages to the business as a result of the lightning strike. We also retained a forensic accountant to calculate our client’s losses related to the interruption of our client’s operations. Thereafter, we presented our calculations to the insurance carrier for the true value of the claim. The insurance carrier stood steadfast by its lowball figures. We then filed a lawsuit against the insurance carrier and we filed a civil remedy notice of insurer violation with the Florida Department of Financial Services. After commencement of litigation, we were able to settle the claim at mediation for the full value of our client’s losses. The insured was very happy with the result and was able to get back to business.
I am finding that insurance companies are delaying and denying claims more than ever. But with the right legal help on your side, you can get your claim paid. Don’t quit on your claim just because your insurance company quit on you.
Attorney J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo has built his entire career on protecting the rights of insurance policyholders, personal injury and wrongful death victims and fighting for the rights of Florida consumers and small businesses. The firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of denied or underpaid insurance claims, victims of catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death and on behalf of those that have been taken advantage of by Big Business and Big Insurance. J.P. has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. In Miami-Dade County call us at 305-461-1095 or call us toll free at 1-866-71-CLAIM or fill out the short online contact form at www.YourAttorneys.com.