Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, September 28th along the southwest coast of Florida. Ian then headed northeast, hovering over the state for two days before heading back out into the Atlantic Ocean. Along with over 100 deaths, Hurricane Ian was responsible for catastrophic devastation and destruction to homes and businesses throughout the State of Florida. If your property was damaged because of Hurricane Ian, you undoubtedly expect your insurance company to reimburse you in full and within a reasonable amount of time. To make sure that happens, it helps to know how to file a Hurricane Ian insurance claim in Florida.
Although Florida residents are accustomed to paying attention to weather alerts and evacuating, when necessary, hurricanes can be unpredictable. Just 24 hours prior to landfall, experts predicted Hurricane Ian would make landfall considerably farther north than where the storm ultimately came ashore. Consequently, thousands of people were trapped when the storm slammed into the Fort Meyers area. The destruction caused by Ian was so severe in some areas that rescue crews were unable to get in to effectuate rescues for several days after Ian moved out of the area. At least 114 people were killed in Florida, making Ian one of the deadliest hurricanes in the last century. Losses to property caused by wind, rain, and flood waters are estimated to be between $40 billion and $70 billion.
If your property suffered damage or was destroyed during Hurricane Ian, you are likely counting on your insurance company to pay for the cost of repairs or replacement. After all, you have been paying your premiums as required for as long as you have owned the property. Now it’s time for your insurance company to hold up their end of the agreement, right? Unfortunately, getting an insurance claim paid is not always that easy. To increase the likelihood of getting your Hurricane Ian insurance claim paid in a timely manner and in full, follow these steps:
Some insurance claims are paid in full and without delay; however, it is not uncommon for a Hurricane Ian insurance claim to be delayed, underpaid, or denied altogether. If you run into one of these problems, the following tips may help:
Your Hurricane Ian insurance claim should be paid in full within a reasonable time. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. If your Hurricane Ian insurance claim has already been denied, has been undervalued, or is not being processed in a timely manner, the Hurricane Ian insurance claim attorneys at Malik Law P.A. can help. We are committed to getting your claim paid in full as quickly as possible so you can start rebuilding your life or business.
If you suffered Hurricane Ian damage and your insurance company has underpaid your claim, call us at 407-500-1000 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced insurance claims attorneys will explain your rights to you and discuss your legal options at no cost.