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What to Do if My Homeowners’ Insurance Company is Stalling?

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When you purchase a homeowners’ insurance policy, you expect your insurer to fulfill their obligations. You wholeheartedly believe that your insurance company will help you through difficult times and provide peace of mind in the event of natural disasters, accidents, and other incidents. Homeowner’s insurance companies have a duty to act in good faith,… Read More »

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How Long Will It Take to Get a Hurricane Insurance Settlement in Florida?

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If your home was damaged or destroyed by a hurricane, every passing day might seem like an enormous challenge. Obviously, you want to receive a quick and fair settlement offer from your insurance company, but that’s rarely the case. When filing an insurance claim after your property was damaged by a hurricane, you may… Read More »

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What is a Homeowners’ Insurance Appraisal and How Does It Work?

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You most likely had your home appraised before purchasing it. However, home purchase appraisal and insurance appraisal is not the same thing. If you are trying to determine how much your homeowners’ insurance company owes you through the appraisal process, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Sarasota homeowners’ insurance attorney to ensure that… Read More »

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My Homeowners’ Insurance Company Requests a Sworn Proof of Loss (SPOL): What Is It and What Should I Do?

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If your homeowners’ insurance company requests a Sworn Proof of Loss, commonly referred to as SPOL, after you file a claim, you may not know how to respond because you don’t know what SPOL is. Submitting a Sworn Proof of Loss, or SPOL, is a fundamental part of the homeowners’ insurance claims process. When… Read More »

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Homeowners’ Associations & Surveillance Cameras

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As attorneys who regularly advise and represent homeowners’ associations here in Florida, we frequently receive questions about the balance between what homeowners can do with and without the approval of the homeowners’ association; for example, whether they can install surveillance cameras outside of their homes and/or in common areas. While security is of course… Read More »

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A Look at Hurricane Michael’s Damage in Florida & New Rules for Insurance Companies

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The estimated damage – just to agricultural resources – from Hurricane Michael across Florida and several other states is forecast to go over $1.3 billion, and includes cotton farms, pecan farms, and poultry operations as some of the hardest hit. Hurricanes are especially damaging to cotton crops, leading to an increase in the price… Read More »

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Significant Lawsuit Filed Against Tower Hill Insurance for Fraud & Other Crimes Connected With Hurricane Irma

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In September, a lawsuit was filed against Tower Hill Insurance in Florida, alleging that the company engaged in fraud concerning a number of claims filed by Hurricane Irma victims, defrauding them of money that they are owed. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Tower conspired with two other companies—Humble and Ladder Now—to deny or underpay… Read More »

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Study Finds That Third-Party Bad-Faith Insurance Claims Are Somewhat Out of Control in Florida

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According to a new study, Florida’s third-party bad-faith legal environment increases claim costs for every insured vehicle by an average of $106 per claim, or a total of more than $7 billion in additional claim costs over more than a decade. According to some experts, most of these costs can reportedly be attributed to… Read More »

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It Has Been One Year Since Hurricane Irma: Have You Filed Your Insurance Claim, Or Resolved Your Insurance Dispute?

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September 10 marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma and the devastation it left in Florida. As we circle back to this date, it is crucial for a number of families and businesses that experienced damages due to the hurricane to think about potential hurricane claims, insurance policies, and deadlines to recover benefits. After… Read More »

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Hurricane Irma’s Devastation Still Not Completely Repaired, Even As We Approach Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Irma cost the state of Florida approximately 2 million visitors and a loss of $1.5 billion in visitor spending. According to analyses, most waterfront tourism destinations also saw dramatic declines in the days immediately before the hurricane hit, which must also be taken into account in determining total lost income due to the… Read More »

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