Florida Sinkhole Claims Are Sometimes Denied

If you live in Florida, then you are probably aware of sinkholes.  According to Wikipedia.org, a sinkhole is “a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water.”  Sinkholes can range in size and wreak havoc for homeowners.

Sinkhole activity begins under the house.  If you notice cracks in your foundation, flooring, walls or steps, then there is a strong possibility that you are dealing with a sinkhole.  In Florida, the law mandates that insurance companies provide coverage for sinkhole damage.  While it would seem pretty straightforward to recover compensation for property damage caused by a sinkhole, insurers are sometimes difficult.

As a homeowner, you pay your property insurance with the belief that your insurer will step up when you need it.  You should be able to file a claim for sinkhole damage and receive compensation.  What you shouldn’t have to deal with is an insurance company that alleges that the damage was caused by something other than sinkhole activity and therefore denies your sinkhole claim.  Sometimes the insurance company will admit that the damage was the result of a sinkhole, but it may still offer you a lowball settlement.

If you find yourself in a dispute over a denied sinkhole claim in Florida, you can take action.  An experienced Miami insurance lawyer can help you recover the money you are entitled to for sinkhole damage.  At the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A., we have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to handle your homeowner's insurance claim throughout the entire State of Florida.   For more information on how we can help you with a denied sinkhole claim, contact us at (305) 461-1095 or toll free (866) 71-CLAIM.