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 […]
September 9, 2021

Hard Truths Florida Can Learn from Hurricane Ida

Those of us who live in Central Florida have been lucky so far in avoiding major storms this year.  However, we still have three months left in Hurricane Season 2021, and if the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is correct, we can expect to see a lot of storm activity. Weather experts typically recommend that we make sure we are prepared for damaging storms, but if the past can tell us anything about the future, it’s that our best preparations are never enough to prevent devastation from a hurricane. A quick look at the catastrophic damage Hurricane Ida has left […]
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 […]
April 23, 2021

Preparing for the 2021 Florida Hurricane Season during the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you live in Florida, you’re probably accustomed to preparing for hurricane season during the spring months. The 2021 hurricane season, however, presents unique challenges for Florida homeowners, both because it is expected to include above-average activity and because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Preparing now is the key to protecting your property and your loved ones.   What Are the Predictions for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season? The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was one for the record books. With 30 named storms, the 2020 season took the number one spot for the most ever recorded and for requiring authorities to […]