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January 5, 2018

Florida Supreme Court Finds Chapter 558 Construction Defect notice is a

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The Florida Supreme Court's recent ruling in Altman Contractors, Inc., v. Crum and Forster Specialty Insurance Company, could cause insurers to re-write their duty-to-defend provisions of their Commercial General Liability policies.

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Categories: Construction Law

December 29, 2017

FAQs: What Should You Do After a Storm Damages Your Home?

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If you live in South Florida and your home has sustained damage in a storm, you will need to quickly begin the process of dealing with your insurance company and mitigating any ongoing damage to the extent reasonably possible. These answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs) provide some of the information you need to know. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

December 22, 2017

How to Calculate Your Personal Property Loss After a Fire, Flood or Storm

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When your home is damaged in a fire, flood or storm, items inside of your home are likely to sustain damage as well. The damage to your personal property should be included in your homeowner’s insurance claim; and, in order to make sure you receive adequate payment for your property loss, you need to try to come up with a list of your damaged and lost property that is as complete as possible.  Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

December 15, 2017

Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Property Damage Insurance Claim?

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After a storm or other disaster that damages your home or business, recovering your losses means filing a property damage claim with your insurer. You can go through this process on your own; or, you can hire an attorney to deal with your insurance company for you. If the damage to your home or business is substantial (or if you are unsure of the extent of your losses), here are seven ways that an attorney can help protect your rights under your policy:

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Categories: Insurance Claims

November 24, 2017

Florida Homeowners: Be Aware of Misleading Rumors about Storm and Disaster Recovery

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When coping with a major storm or other disaster resulting in significant property damage, it is important to make sure you are relying on accurate information. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation out there, and scam artists often rely on homeowners’ lack of knowledge in order to perpetrate fraudulent schemes. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

November 21, 2017

Another Threat to Business Websites - this time through the ADA.

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In a landmark ruling from June 2017, the Southern District of Florida held that the ADA applies not just to physical structures, but to websites as well.

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Categories: Business Law

November 17, 2017

FEMA: Homeowners Should Be Wary of Fraud and Price Gouging During Disaster Recovery

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While homeowners already have enough to contend with in the wake of a hurricane or other disaster resulting in widespread damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now also warning Florida residents to be wary of fraud and price gouging during the recovery process. FEMA’s Hurricane Irma disaster relief website provide tips for avoiding scams and unscrupulous contractors, and the Agency’s general Disaster Fraud page provides some additional guidance. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

November 10, 2017

12 Tips for Returning Home After a Damaging Storm

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After a storm damages your home, you are likely to have several priorities that you need to try to manage simultaneously. These include ensuring your family’s safety, securing insurance coverage, protecting photos and heirlooms, and beginning the recovery process as soon as possible. While your insurance adjuster may provide you with some advice, it is important not to rely solely on the information you receive from your insurer. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal authorities have published some useful resources, and our lawyers are here to help if you have questions about your property damage insurance claim in Broward County, FL. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

October 27, 2017

Are Changes Coming to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?

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According to recent news reports, the current administration is proposing changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that could drastically impact new home construction and some existing homeowners in South Florida. This is an important potential development for homeowners and homebuyers in the region, and one that we will continue to monitor for further developments. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

October 20, 2017

Covered or Not? Storm Damage to Your Boat Dock

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If you live on the water in South Florida and own a boat dock, making sure you have adequate insurance coverage for your dock can be crucial to minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses after a damaging storm. Many waterfront homeowners are surprised to learn that homeowner’s insurance does not necessarily cover boat docks, and unfortunately some only find out after their insurance company denies their storm damage claim.

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Categories: Insurance Claims