Roof Damage Insurance Claims
The Woodward Law Firm counsels homeowners, business owners, condominium associations, and their representatives, to recover benefits on roof damage insurance claims in Orlando, and throughout the State of Florida.
Roof damage is most frequently caused by wind, hail and fire. Roof damage reduces the useful life of the roof system. Seemingly minor roof damage can gradually lead to leaks and may ultimately result in severe water damage and mold throughout the roof system and inside the building.
Roof damage caused by wind and hail often goes undetected for weeks, months or years because it is not always accompanied by visible water leaks into the living space of the building. Without noticing a water leak, many policyholders simply overlook evidence of roof damage such as broken shingles (or clay, tile and mortar) and excessive granules dislodged from the shingles, which may be found in gutters, under downspouts or in the yard. Most people don’t climb on their roofs to inspect the covering, and for those who do, they don’t recognize damage or realize the full scope of necessary repairs.
Some insurance companies take advantage of the situation by denying a roof damage claim because the policyholder failed to provide prompt notice of the loss. We may be able to help challenge a claim denial by showing that there was a valid legal excuse for your failure to comply with these conditions, or that your failure to comply did not adversely affect the insurance company’s investigation.
Even when coverage is provided, insurance companies will frequently underpay a roof damage claim by agreeing to repair or replace only a few shingles. We have successfully handled roof damage cases against insurance companies that wanted to replace just a few shingles, or only one side of the roof, or who have attempted to improperly reduce coverage because of the age of the roof. We may be able to help you recover additional benefits by showing that the roof covering must be replaced in its entirety, and that the insurance policy requires that the company pay for a full roof replacement.
Roof damage insurance claims are complicated because the damage is difficult to observe from the ground, the storm that caused the damage is sometimes hard to identify, and the full scope of necessary repairs is difficult to calculate. The Woodward Law Firm has helped policyholders in Central Florida, and throughout the State of Florida, obtain full and fair payments on roof damage insurance claims. Often times, a forensic meteorologist, engineer and a contractor are required to identify the storm or event that caused the damage, full extent of damage, and establish the cost of repairs or replacement.
To get all of the benefits you deserve, contact an experienced Orlando roof damage insurance claim lawyer, Hew Woodward, who can help you obtain a favorable resolution. The initial consultation is free and you will pay no attorney fees unless we win or settle your case. In most cases, we can make the insurance company pay all attorney fees and costs.
Dear Hew, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you for your extension of your efforts on my behalf in the litigation with American Integrity Insurance. You went the extra mile every step of the way. May God Bless you and your loved ones. I am in your debt.
Hi Hew, Your firm represented me quite well in providing resolution to my case vs the Home Owner’s Insurance Company, with your assistance and persistence to the case in hand we were able to settle the case without going to court and both parties were satisfied with the agreement, I hope I don’t need an attorney real soon but if the situation calls for one I will be making a call to you to represent me…Thank you so much.Jessie L. in Oviedo, FL
We had a hail damage claim to our roof that our insurance company would not honor. We took allot of time hiring our own adjuster to get the insurance company to pay this legitimate claim but to no avail. Hew did a fantastic job negotiating a fair settlement for us. He is very professional and knowledgeable as well as a very personable attorney. We felt from the very beginning that he would get our claim paid and he did to our satisfaction. We would recommend Hew to anyone who is looking for a top notch attorney. It was a pleasure meeting and knowing him.Judy and Dave S. in Mt. Dora, FL
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