Deadline to File Proof of Loss for Hurricane Matthew Flood Claims Extended Again

Deadline to File Proof of Loss for Hurricane Matthew

IMPORTANT UPDATE!  FEMA has extended the deadline for Hurricane Matthew flood victims to file a sworn proof of loss under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy for a second time, allowing another 60 days for a total extension of 180 days following the date of loss.  See Bulletin W-17001 issued by David I. Maurstad, Assistant Administrator … Read more

Winter Garden residents with possible sinkhole damage face fight for coverage from their insurance companies

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Did you know that some Winter Garden residents were forced to evacuate their homes Saturday night due to possible sinkhole collapse? One family was forced to move out when the floor buckled and the building inspector declared the structure unsafe.  Neighbors are also seeing settlement cracks in their walls and are being told to … Read more

Jury Slams Citizens Property Insurance for Low Balling Claim

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When your home or business is damaged, you expect your insurance company to be there for you. That’s why you’ve paid your premiums all these years. Unfortunately, claims are often wrongfully delayed and underpaid by insurance companies. Last month, a Florida jury had enough and awarded homeowners $150,000 for a claim that was originally only … Read more

State Farm Fraud After Hurricane Katrina Now in US Supreme Court

State Farm Hurricane Katrina Supreme Court

In the event of a loss to your home or business, insurance companies are expected to pay for the damage and return your property to its pre-loss condition. That’s the promise insurers make when you pay them money for a policy. But insurance companies are not charitable organizations. They are in business to make a … Read more

What Your Lawyer Should Tell You About Your Home Insurance Claim

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In January of 2016, a 64-year-old Spring Hill couple was sentenced in federal court on a conviction for federal wire fraud arising from their failure to disclose to the buyers of their home a $154,745 sinkhole insurance settlement they received.  As a result, the buyers, a couple with five children, unknowingly took out  a mortgage … Read more