Blessed with pristine beaches, balmy weather, and bustling cities, Florida is a paradise for residents and a dream vacation destination for visitors around the world. But like any highly populated coastal area, Florida does see its share of storms, natural disasters, and crime.
As a homeowner, you’ve worked hard to acquire and maintain your property, which is why it can be devastating when your home, business, or vehicle suffers damage. And when insurance companies deny you the compensation necessary to recover your losses and repair your property, Andrew Winston knows just how stressful and frustrating it can be.
That’s why it is critical to seek legal recourse if your property suffers damage in a natural disaster, crime, or accident. To move forward, you need to be able to recover the compensation you and your family deserves. Andrew Winston is an experienced South Florida property damage attorney, and he knows how to stand up to the insurance companies on your behalf, fighting to prevent insurers from taking advantage of your situation and working to protect your interests.
Winston has been protecting the rights of Florida property owners for many years, having represented a diverse group of clients in Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and all around the South Florida area. Regardless of the complexity of the case, Mr. Winston arms his clients with sound legal counsel and aggressive representation. Mr. Winston and his legal team at the Law Office of Andrew Winston can help you understand your options and determine the best strategy to take, whether this means accepting a settlement or taking your case to court.
There are many ways your property can suffer damage in Florida, despite your best efforts to protect and care for it. Some of the most popular types of property damage in Florida include:
Water damage. Water damage can occur due to a hurricane, flood, or plumbing issue. Water damage can cause severe problems for homes and businesses, resulting in mold and mildew, rotting wood, and rusted metal. Unfortunately, many insurance policies do not cover this type of damage, so it’s important to contact a property damage lawyer to understand your options and determine your best recourse for pursuing a claim.
Windstorm damage. After a storm, hurricane, or tornado, properties may suffer roof damage, structural damage, or damage to landscaping. Florida law requires residential property insurance policies to provide windstorm coverage unless an individual chooses to opt out of this. However, many insurance companies will try to find a reason to deny this type of claim, citing exclusions under policies or improper filing. That’s why it’s imperative to hire an expert property damage attorney, who can assist you in properly filing your claim and taking legal action against an unjust insurer.
Flood damage. This is the most common type of disaster in the US, resulting from storms, floods, and hurricanes. Flood damage can be extremely costly to repair, and often leads to long-term damage from rotting, mold, and mildew. An attorney with experience in flood damage claims can help you determine your best course of action for pursuing your claim, and fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation for this expensive kind of damage.
Sinkhole damage. When groundwater causes soil, sediment, or rock to dissolve, the foundation of buildings can collapse, resulting in serious structural damage. This can cause buildings to become dangerous or uninhabitable. If your home or business suffered sinkhole damage, you should consult with an attorney to learn your best options for pursuing a claim.
Theft. Theft is a big problem in major Florida cities, and can be a particularly unsettling experience for families. If an expensive item is stolen from your property, there is very small hope of recovering it. Fortunately, many insurance policies cover valuable items such as art, jewelry, and electronics. A property damage attorney can help you file a claim, and take your insurer to court if they deny you fair settlement.
Vandalism. Vandalism to your property is not only upsetting, but can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Vandalism damage can occur on all types of property, and may include spray paint damage, broken windows, or destroyed items. If your property has been damaged by vandalism, contact an experienced vandalism attorney who can assist you in acquiring compensation for repair and recovery costs.
Damage from another vehicle. When a car or other vehicle crashes into your home, business, or yard, it can be a traumatizing ordeal. What’s more, repairs for this type of damage can be incredibly expensive. An experienced property damage attorney can help you seek due compensation and ensure you don’t pay a cent out of your own pocket for another’s error.
These are only a few examples of the many types of damages your property can suffer in Florida. Regardless of the cause, property damage can be an upsetting to deal with and costly to remedy. When your property experiences damages of any kind, an experienced attorney can be your most powerful ally when attempting to recover due compensation.
Andrew Winston has helped numerous clients pursue reparation for their property damage loss, and he can help you too. Pulling from his years of experience in handling these types of claims, Mr. Winston can guide you through the process of filing your claim. Should insurers deny you the compensation to which you are entitled, Mr. Winston will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Home and property insurance often gives property owners a false sense of security. When natural disasters and other types of destructive incidents cause damage to their homes, businesses, and vehicles, insurance holders are often shocked to learn that insurers are trying to deny them fair compensation. The fact of the matter is, insurance companies are first and foremost businesses. Insurers are likely to act out of self-interest, which often means denying or delaying claims.
Standing up to major insurance companies can be a daunting task, which is why it’s important to have a skilled and aggressive property damage attorney in your corner. Andrew Winston has extensive experience working with insurance companies, and has stood as an advocate for countless clients faced with unfair settlements. Through careful preparation, meticulous attention to detail, and fierce representation, he can win you the reparation you need to repair your property and repair your life.
Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. Contact us today by calling 954-606-6606 (local) or toll-free at 866-306-9606. You can also fill out our short online case review form and expect a prompt response from a representative of our office. Rest assured—we work on a contingency basis, which means that we won’t expect you to pay us until you recover compensation.