In Florida, the term "hot wheels" takes on a whole new meaning.
Unfortunately, we are number 3 in the nation for stolen cars.
And if someone does steal your car, truck or s-u-v, don't expect that your insurance company will pay out your claim without a fight.
That's why Miami insurance claims attorney, J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, has some advice for making your process go a little smoother:
First, do your research.
Don't rely solely on the insurer's damage estimate: investigate the value of similar motor vehicles, and if there is a big difference in the estimate, show evidence for the higher amount.
Next - stay calm.
Working with insurance companies can be an exercise in frustration.
But don't yell, or lose your cool - it will only hurt your case.
Third - don't give up. If you receive a lowball offer, appeal it. Don't be afraid to challenge the insurer. Just make sure you have documentation to back up your argument.
Lastly, if the insurance company won't budge, denies your claim, or accuses you of fraud or wrongdoing, call an experienced Miami insurance claims attorney immediately. An insurance claims lawyer will help you get a fair amount for your stolen vehicle claim.
You can reach Miami Insurance Claims Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].