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What to Do When You Have Hurricane Damage: Tips from the Premier Condo Association Damage Insurance Attorney Serving Cape Coral, Florida

Professional Damage Insurance Counsel from a Condo Association Attorney in Cape Coral, Florida

The storm has come and gone. In its wake, your condo association is suddenly coping with roof leaks, water damage, and fire damage. Now you’re wondering, what comes next? As a damage insurance attorney firm that has helped numerous condo associations in Cape Coral, Florida and the surrounding areas, with these exact issues, we’re here to provide all the information you need.

Following a hurricane, your most immediate priority should be to make sure that everyone in your condo association is safe. While doing so, be sure to look out for any potentially dangerous situations involving broken glass, down power lines, or gas leaks.

If there is major damage—especially involving gas leaks or downed power lines—contact local emergency management services so that the danger can be addressed immediately.

Next it’s time to assess the damage, and file your building’s insurance claim.

How to Handle Your Condominium Roof Damage Insurance Claim

Sometimes it’s easy to spot roof damage. If sections have been torn off by the wind or if a large tree or limb has fallen on it, that’s simple enough to recognize. But sometimes it’s more subtle than that. Here are a few common signs of roof damage that you need to keep in mind:

  •       Holes in the roof
  •       Seams that are split or shifted
  •       Missing shingles
  •       Damaged or missing asphalt shingles
  •       Cracked tile or concrete shingles
  •       Granules that are collecting in gutters or on the ground below roof edges
  •       Leaks in the roof or ceiling
  •       Dents or other damage to gutters, vents, or flashing

Once you’ve assessed the damage it’s important to file your claim promptly because not only is it essential that you have repairs performed fast to prevent further damage, but because many insurance policies limit how long you have to file. If you have a condo roof leak and need legal advice, call us immediately.

Condo Water Damage Insurance Claim Advice

One of the more complicated aspects of dealing with storm damage can involve issues pertaining to water damage. Depending on your policy, how the water damage occurred can make a big difference in terms of whether or not it’s covered.

If, for example, a condo gets water damage from a roof leak, it will usually be covered under most policies. If a Florida condo gets flood damage, however, coverage can depend on whether or not you have a specific kind of policy.

Typically speaking, water damage is easy to recognize. But here are a few things to look for:

  •       Wet or discolored spots on the wall or ceiling
  •       Drywall flaking off
  •       Water blisters in the paint
  •       Standing or dripping water
  •       Damp or peeling carpet

As with roof or any other type of damage, it’s essential that you file your condo water damage insurance claim as fast as possible. One of the most common reasons insurance companies give for denying a claim involves waiting too long to file, so act fast.

And if an insurance company does attempt to deny your claim, it’s time to call Tighe P.A.

How to File a Condo Association Fire Damage Insurance Claim

In the event that units in your condo association experience fire damage, it’s usually fairly easy to recognize it. It can be more challenging, however, to get an insurance company to pay what’s owed.

An insurance company will often do anything it can to get out of paying a claim. With fire damage, for example, they’ll often try to assert that the damage wasn’t a result of the storm, or that it was caused by faulty wiring, which might not be covered by a storm damage policy.

When your condo association has a fire damage claim denied, it’s time to contact an attorney that offers experience in such matters. That’s where Tighe P.A. comes in.

Tighe P.A. – Your Premier Condo Association Damage Insurance Attorney Serving Cape Coral, Florida

At Tighe P.A., we offer more than decades of experience helping hundreds of clients with their damage insurance legal needs. While we provide a comprehensive range of property damage insurance assistance—from helping you navigate a new policy, to helping you file an accurate claim, to matters of personal injury—we specialize in fighting denied claims. And at this we are highly successful, having recovered more than tens of millions of dollars in denied claims for over 300 clients in the past year alone.

When your condo association hires Tighe P.A., you arm your organization with more than a dozen highly experienced, licensed attorneys who will fight relentlessly to get you paid what you are owed. And having quality legal representation is about more than overturning a single denied claim—it’s a question of whether or not you will have the legal support necessary to maintain your reputation as a condo association that delivers on its members’ needs.

Beyond our legal experience, Tighe P.A. can offer an extensive network of trusted professionals who can assist with various aspects of your damage assessment and repair process, such as independent loss consultants, contractors, and more. In other words, when it comes to all things relating to property damage, we’re your tireless defender.

Get Experienced Condo Association Damage Insurance Attorney Services: Call Tighe P.A. Today

Don’t let a confusing insurance policy or inaccurately completed insurance claim jeopardize your payout, and thereby the reputation of your condo association. At Tighe P.A., we’ll help to ensure that you have the coverage you need, and will fight for your rights when an insurance company denies your claim or acts in bad faith.

When you retain the professionals at Tighe P.A., you don’t have to weather the storm alone. Our highly experienced team will provide the legal counsel you need to protect your association’s investment.

If you’re looking for a property damage lawyer who will fight for your rights, contact Tighe P.A. today at (855) 567-7776 to schedule your free consultation.

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