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May 26, 2017

10 Insurance Resources for South Florida Homeowners

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If your home was damaged in a storm, you need to be prepared to deal with your insurance company. Filing a successful homeowner’s insurance claim is a process, and the more you know about your rights, the better able you will be to protect yourself when your insurance company attempts to deny your claim or falls short of its obligations under your policy or Florida law. Read More

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May 19, 2017

Florida’s 25 Percent Rule: Protection for Homeowners with Storm-Damaged Roofs

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For South Florida homeowners, the threat of roof damage is a persistent concern. From downed trees to tropical storms and hurricanes, all types of natural hazards can cause leaks, damage and total destruction. Read More

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May 12, 2017

Documenting Lost Revenue for a Business Interruption Insurance Claim

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When seeking insurance coverage for business interruption resulting from a hurricane or other casualty event, it is critical to arrive at a well-documented valuation of your company’s lost revenue. Insurance companies rely on trained adjusters and accounting firms to reach their own conclusions; and, to avoid having a less-than-favorable calculation dictate the amount of your coverage, you need to make sure you paint a clear picture of your business’s lost revenue. Read More

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May 5, 2017

The Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1, 2017: What Homeowners Need to Know

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It’s hard to believe, but another hurricane season is right around the corner. After last year’s spike in activity, including Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, experts are expecting a return to near-average conditions in 2017. According to Weather.com: Read More

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May 4, 2017

Legislative Alert - Substantive Changes to the Law that will Impact your Condominium

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This year there are substantive changes to the Condominium Act that passed and will require changes to the way in which Condominiums run the business of the Association. Read More

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April 28, 2017

Protecting Your Rights as an Insured Homeowner: A Step-By-Step Guide

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If your home was just damaged in a storm, there are several important steps you need to take to protect your rights against your insurance company. This step-by-step guide will help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your homeowner’s insurance or flood insurance claim. Read More

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April 26, 2017

Insurance Tips for South Florida Small-Business Owners

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When was the last time you thought critically about your business’s insurance coverage? If it has been a while, there is no time like the present to make sure you are protected and taking full advantage of your current coverage. Here are some tips from the insurance claim lawyers at Saavedra | Goodwin: Read More

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April 24, 2017

What to do if your business is sued - VIDEO

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What to Do if Your Business is Sued   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztp5LzaTSf4&t=10s 

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March 31, 2017

Understanding the Bill of Rights Provided by Your Insurance Company (as Required by Law)

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When you file a homeowner’s insurance claim in Florida, your insurance company is required by law to provide you with a copy of the Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights (the “Bill of Rights”). This is a list of rights established by statute; but, unlike other provisions of Florida insurance law, it does not give homeowners additional grounds to sue their insurers. Instead, the Bill of Rights is intended to, “summarize, in simple, nontechnical terms, existing Florida law regarding the rights of a personal lines residential property insurance policyholder who files a claim of loss.” Read More

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March 29, 2017

Understanding Your Business Interruption Insurance Policy

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When you need to seek insurance coverage for a business interruption, the first step is understanding the terms of your policy. What losses are covered? For how long? What exclusions apply? Read More

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