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Hurricane Irma hit Florida with a powerful punch, leaving a path of widespread destruction and flooding from coast to coast. As Floridians begin the process of cleaning up, commercial enterprises across the state are eager to start the process of repairing their buildings and restoring their organizations and tenants to full operation. For these establishments, time is money; every day that they are shuttered means a loss in profits and an impact on their bottom lines.
Many commercial property owners will face significant challenges as they try to recover full compensation for their losses from their insurers. Even though they have faithfully paid every insurance premium on time, getting the coverage and protection to which they are entitled can be a long and arduous battle.
If you are a commercial property owner or manager struggling with the aftermath of Irma, Searcy Denney is here to help. We are an experienced team of Florida attorneys who know how to help clients maximize insurance recoveries after hurricanes, tropical storms, floods and other natural disasters. With offices in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee, we are positioned to assist with commercial property damage claims throughout Florida – including those situated in Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, Miami and the Florida Keys.
Our law firm has partnered with The Gauthier Firm of New Orleans to provide property owners with access to some of the most experienced disaster management experts in the nation. Our combined team has a proven track record of success in maximizing property damage insurance recoveries for over 5,000 victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey and Super Storm Sandy.
When a hurricane or natural disaster strikes, collecting on an insurance claim can be far more challenging than you would expect. People mistakenly think that insurance companies are in the business of protecting and supporting their policyholders. However, the reality is that insurance companies are just like many other businesses– allowing focus on their own bottom lines to overshadow concern for their customers’ wellbeing.
While the claims recovery process is difficult for everyone, commercial property owners and managers are likely to face additional obstacles. Below are several hurdles that they are likely to confront:
If you are a commercial property owner or manager impacted by Hurricane Irma, or a Board member responsible for protecting the interests of condominium residents, we are here to help. Through our unique partnership with The Gauthier Firm of New Orleans, we are prepared to help clients secure maximum recoveries for their commercial and residential property losses. Together, our team of engineers and other experts can properly investigate, assess and substantiate your damages.
Our team will analyze your damages and calculate your insurance benefits before the insurance company lowballs you. We have access to over 12,700 certified restoration professionals, including 4,300 roofing contractors, available to help with claims adjustment and damage assessment. Through our partnership, our team puts a variety of experts in engineering, construction, remediation and the law on your side.
Members of our team have successfully handled hurricane and catastrophic damages across the country and are eager to help you pursue the full insurance compensation to which you are entitled. We know how to win large, complex cases and have substantial experience taking on tough insurance companies across the United States.
When you work with Searcy Denney, you can take comfort in knowing that we understand what you are going through and will move aggressively to protect your interests. We also recognize that fees and costs are a tremendous concern for Hurricane Irma victims. Our firm handles insurance recovery claims on a contingent fee basis which means that you owe us nothing unless we secure a recovery for you. Fees for commercial claims start at only 10% of the commercial claim recovery through the entire administrative claim handling process. We will provide you with a full explanation of fees and costs before you decide to take any legal action.
If you are a commercial property owner or manager who has been impacted by Irma, we are prepared to take action to secure the insurance payments you deserve in order to get your operations up and running again. Our team of experts will visit your property as quickly as possible to assess all structural and other damages. We will help you prepare the documentation and financial analyses that your insurance company will require to process your claim.
It is important to understand that commercial property polices often require the insured to jump through several hoops in order to receive the payments to which they are entitled. If you don’t follow the contractual requirements to the letter of the law, you may lose or reduce your ability to collect a full recovery for your losses and damages. For example, many policies require the insured to file a proof of loss within a certain period of time. If you leave out certain documents or do not provide the level of specificity required, you could lose coverage.
Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record before it plowed into the Florida Keys and traveled north to hit much of the state. Businesses and commercial property owners from coast to coast suffered serious damages and losses and many are just now beginning to start the process of repairing and rebuilding.
If you are a commercial establishment or multi-family residence dealing with the aftermath of this catastrophic event, immediate action can be critical. While you may think that your insurance company will take care of you, the harsh reality is that the insurance company will only do the minimum necessary to meet its obligations as it sees them.
While you may have been with the same insurance company for decades, you are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to collecting on your claim. The insurance companies are dealing with catastrophic losses and will do everything they can to minimize payouts to you and commercial establishments across the state who are filing claims for hurricane loss recoveries.
If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma you cannot afford to sit back and wait for your insurance company to provide you with the relief you need. Searcy Denney is here to offer you the advice and support you need to expedite and maximize your insurance recovery. Call us today at 1-800-780-8607 or complete a contact form to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our Hurricane Irma insurance recovery team.