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July 8, 2022

New Florida Law Could Help Homeowners Get Covered for Roof Damage

Earlier this year, Florida was facing what can only be described as an “insurance crisis.” Millions of homeowners were faced with skyrocketing premiums, cancellation notices, and a rapidly shrinking market of insurance companies willing to write policies. The good news is that recently passed legislation offers some relief for homeowners who need to purchase roof damage coverage as well as those with a roof damage claim.   Why Was Insurance Legislation Needed? By the beginning of 2022, the property insurance market in Florida was in serious financial trouble. Private insurers were showing net losses in the billions of dollars. While […]
May 25, 2022

Prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season by Reviewing Your Insurance Policy

As a Florida property owner, you have undoubtedly been warned about the importance of properly preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season each year. The focus of these advisories, however, is likely on things such as stocking up on water and canned goods, purchasing a generator and doing what you can to protect your property when a storm is imminent. One thing that is often overlooked is the importance of reviewing your insurance policy. At Malik Law, we understand the extent of the damage tropical storms and hurricanes cause each year in Florida. We also know how frequently Orlando property owners […]
March 14, 2022

Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Get My Florida Business Insurance Claim Paid?

If you own a business, you likely purchased business insurance to protect your financial investment. You paid your premiums on time and now find yourself turning to your insurance company for help because you suffered a loss; however, the claim is delayed, denied, or otherwise in dispute. Do you need a lawyer to help get your Florida business insurance claim paid? Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to run into a problem when you file a business insurance claim. If your business insurance claim has not been processed in a reasonable amount of time, has been denied outright, or you do […]
December 21, 2021

Reflections on the 2021 Hurricane Season from a Florida Insurance Claim Attorney

2021 is a year that will be remembered by all of us for several reasons. Along with the Covid-19 pandemic and social/political unrest, those of us in Florida also experienced yet another unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. In fact, experts tell us that the 2021 hurricane season may not have been unusual. Instead, it may be the new norm. For Florida property owners, understanding the threats posed by the hurricane season, as well as how to ensure that a hurricane damage claim is paid in full and without delay, is critical to protecting your family and your financial investment. At […]
November 1, 2021

How to File an Insurance Claim in Florida

Whether you purchased and insurance policy for your home, your vehicle, or your business, you did so to protect your investment in the event of damage or loss. After paying your premiums as required, you expect your insurance company to compensate you according to the terms of your policy if you file a claim. Unfortunately, delays, denials, and underpayments of insurance claims are all too common. At Malik Law, we understand how stressful it can be to try and navigate the insurance claims process while also dealing with the practical ramifications of the damage or loss that prompted that claim. […]
October 13, 2021

5 Steps to Take If Your Storm Damage Insurance Claim Is Underpaid

Florida’s homeowners enjoy beautiful weather most of the year; however, during the Atlantic hurricane season homeowners also brace for powerful and potentially destructive storms. If your home or property suffered damage during one of these storms, you understandably expect your homeowner’s insurance company to reimburse you for the full extent of your losses. Sometimes, however, that does not happen. If your storm damage insurance claim is underpaid, there are steps you should take to ensure that the claim is paid in full. Why Might Your Storm Damage Insurance Claim Be Underpaid? When you pay your homeowner’s insurance premiums you do […]
September 28, 2021

What Should I Do If I am Having Trouble Settling My Insurance Claim?

When you purchase an insurance policy and pay your premiums on time you do so with the expectation that if you ever need to file a claim will be paid without dispute. Remember, however, that you remember your insurance company is in the business of making a profit. Consequently, they will often look for a reason to deny, delay, or underpay a claim.   Problems You Might Encounter When Trying to Settle an Insurance Claim After filing an insurance claim, you could encounter a variety of problems with your insurer that cause your claim to be denied, delayed, or underpaid, […]
September 24, 2021

Hurricane Insurance Attorney, Imran Malik Interviewed on Real Sense Now Podcast

On August 24, 2021, Florida attorney Imran Malik of Malik Law was interviewed by Dawood Bedrosian on the extremely popular Real Sense Now podcast. Attorney Malik focuses his law practice on helping property owners who have had an insurance claim denied, delayed, or underpaid. With Florida residents holding their collective breaths at the halfway point of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, it was a perfect time to discuss insurance premiums and get some helpful insurance claim advice from an experienced insurance claims lawyer.   Premium Increases Bedrosian began the interview with a discussion about the dramatic increase in premiums faced […]
August 2, 2021

Tropical Depressions and Tropical Storm Damage During Hurricane Season in Orlando

On July 25, 2021, the Orlando Sentinel warned us that a low-pressure system near the Florida-Georgia coast could become a tropical depression and the tropical depression could become a tropical storm, which could develop into a hurricane. The next day, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that it was becoming less likely that a tropical depression would develop, but conditions should still be monitored because heavy rainfall and strong winds could occur in local areas. Warnings like this and ones that are far more dire are common in Florida during Hurricane Season. So common, in fact, that many of […]
May 25, 2021

Preparing Your Pool for a Hurricane

Because we enjoy warm weather throughout the year, Florida residents can enjoy their pools during most months. While the pools require ongoing maintenance and come with specific responsibilities to ensure safety, the hours of enjoyment they provide generally outweigh the disadvantages. However, when hurricanes and other tropical storms are headed toward Florida, property owners with pools face additional challenges. In addition to having to prepare their homes for the storm, they also have to prepare and protect their pools. At Malik Law, we have seen the destruction a hurricane can cause. We have also seen how frequently insurance companies deny […]