As Floridians, we all know that we are hit with countless severe thunderstorms, year after year. And as you can imagine that kind of pounding is not good for your roof. Many law firms claim to handle homeowner insurance claims, but few have an attorney solely dedicated to homeowner’s property claims. For help from the attorneys who know how to protect your rights in the event of storm damage, contact Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina in Casselberry, FL. Call us, and an experienced roof damage attorney will review your homeowner’s insurance policy and make sure you receive everything you’re entitled to under the policy.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MAJOR STORM?
Get your house inspected. One of the most common excuses used by insurance companies for denying valid insurance claims is to claim, “late notice” and “prejudice”. Whether you report damage from last week or last year. There is no answer to what would be considered on time. – Technically, by law, your insurance policy allows you up to 2 years from the date of loss to first report your claim wind/storm claim. At the same time, you must “promptly” report your claim. This means you need to report any storm damages as soon as you learn of them. If you suspect that your roof has suffered hail or wind damage, contact your local Home Insurance Claim Attorney at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina. We could recommend some experience and rebuttable roof and property inspectors that would inspect your home for free.
Take photos. Once it’s safe, you should take a walk outside of your home. Take notes, videos, and photographs of all irregularities. If you can safely get on a ladder, take photos of your roof, but do not walk on your roof. It’s important to document the damages as soon as possible to resolve insurance claims quickly. If you can’t get on your roof or don’t feel comfortable getting up on a ladder, please reach out to Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina , your local Orlando Roof Claim Attorneys. We can put you in contact with professionals that will photograph and inspect your entire home for storm damage.
This to look for include but are not limited to:
- For Shingle Roofs:
- Cracked, curled shingles
- Creased, ripped, or missing shingles
- Bent or missing flashing around chimneys and vents
- Small impact marks
- Debris, such as tree limbs, on the roof surface
- For Tile Roofs:
- Misaligned tiles
- Cracked or broken roof tiles
- Lifted tiles
- Missing roof tiles
Dealing with your insurance company can be daunting and stressful. Allow our experienced team to investigate and negotiate on your behalf. Let us inherit your headaches. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer, call us at 407-452-4918.