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Hurricane Irma’s Devastation: Homeowners’ Insurance Bad Faith?

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In late May, Coastal Breeze News featured an important article discussing when homeowners have tried for long enough to settle their Hurricane Irma claims with their insurance carriers, and whether there has been insurance bad faith. Below, we discuss this issue in greater detail. Florida Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights Florida has what’s known… Read More »

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Resolving Hurricane Insurance Claim Confusion In Florida

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Sadly, many Florida homeowners and condominium associations are being given the same disappointing answer from their insurance companies after suffering significant damage from Hurricane Irma: the insurance company thinks that patchwork repairs are enough to fix the problem, while contractors indicate that a complete replacement is necessary. Unfortunately, these battles are now preventing many… Read More »

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Hurricane Irma Powers More And More Insurance Claim Denial Lawsuits Against Insurers

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According to recent reports, the top 20 property insurers in Florida were served with more than 10,000 lawsuits over hurricane Irma claim denials just between January and March, reflecting a more than 61 percent increase from last year. Universal Property & Casualty Co.—Florida’s largest insurer—noted that the company has received close to 80,000 Hurricane… Read More »

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Too Many Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims Remain Grossly Underpaid Or Not Paid At All

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According to the Palm Beach Post, with Florida only one and a half months away from the next hurricane season, less than 57 percent of Hurricane Irma insurance claims have been closed with insurance payments, leaving many home and business owners at a loss, wondering if they will ever hear back on their insurance… Read More »

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Florida Legislature Tackling Hurricane Issues

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Following the significant damage that Hurricane Irma inflicted on the state of Florida, storm damage and recovery is a major priority on the Florida legislature’s agenda this year. The session opened on January 9th, with the Florida House focusing on storm preparations and recovery, and the Senate on economic damage. According to the National… Read More »

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Florida Braces Itself For 17 More Weeks Of Hurricane Season

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You may not realize that, even as of early February, Florida still technically has 17 weeks left of hurricane season, with more and more potential property damage looming. As a result, emergency management officials in Sarasota and surrounding areas are scrambling to put lessons learned after Irma into practice to get ahead of more… Read More »

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Florida Businesses Still Heavily Impacted By Hurricane Irma, Months Later

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Even three months later, Hurricane Irma and corresponding hurricane insurance claim denials here in Florida are affecting businesses and negatively impacting tourism. While the Florida Keys in particular typically attract more than three million visitors a year—especially right around after Christmas is over—many of the big resorts remain closed after Hurricane Irma. And when… Read More »

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Calculating Damage For Hurricanes In Florida

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Florida, like Texas and Puerto Rico, has been through a busy hurricane season that has been extremely difficult on residents: just as of September, there were five major hurricanes ranked at category three or higher in strength, 13 named storms, and eight hurricanes total in the Atlantic. Hurricane Irma caused multi-billion-dollar losses, which includes… Read More »

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With More Tropical Storms On The Way, Florida Is In Store For More Hurricane Damage

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Unfortunately, hurricane season was catastrophic this year. Because of warming sea temperatures, those like Harvey and Irma have triggered devastating and widespread flooding, with nearly 6.5 million people or a third of Florida’s population having to evacuate. Disaster Unemployment Relief Thousands of Floridians are already having to apply for temporary disaster unemployment relief claims… Read More »

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Floridians Still Waiting On FEMA And Insurance Payments

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To say that many Florida families have been waiting for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Irma is an understatement: It has been over a month, and still, many families are waiting  for someone to come out and just inspect their flood-damaged homes so that they can move on and… Read More »

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