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 claims for damage to a pool following a hurricane. If your pool or other property has been damaged as a result of a Florida hurricane, the experienced hurricane claims attorneys at Malik Law can help ensure that your claim is handled properly and that you are compensated fairly for the damage to your property.
Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms, often producing strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To be classified as a hurricane, a storm must have sustained winds of 74 mph or greater. A major hurricane has winds of at least 111 mph and can reach speeds of over 180 mph.
The Atlantic hurricane season has an average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. Over the last decade, however, the Atlantic hurricane season has produced an above-average number of storms as well as more powerful storms. Florida homeowners need to prepare their homes and their pools, as well as their loved ones, for the very real possibility that they will be in the path of a destructive hurricane at some point during the season.
If you are one of the millions of Floridians who has invested in a pool to enjoy at home, that investment was likely a major one. Not only is your pool a significant financial investment, it is likely also a source of countless hours of family fun. To protect your pool during a hurricane, consider taking the following steps:
If your pool or other property is damaged during a hurricane or other storm, you will need to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance company. If you have trouble filing a hurricane damage claim or your insurance company is not handling your claim satisfactorily, the Orlando hurricane damage insurance claim attorneys at Malik Law P.A. can help.
Malik Law is one of Florida’s leading insurance claim law firms, and our attorneys are committed to helping you navigate the insurance claim process to ensure that your claim is paid promptly and that you are compensated fairly for your losses. Call us at 407-537-0226 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Miami hurricane damage attorneys will explain your rights to you and discuss your legal options at no cost.