Lightning has the potential to cause severe damage to homes and businesses throughout Florida. Lightning can damage concrete, walls, and glass, and destroy a property’s electrical wiring. The average cost of these damages amounted to nearly $30,000 per insurance claim in 2020.
The insurance company may provide the lowest compensation possible. This makes it imperative for home and business owners to reach out to a public adjuster for a free inspection and evalution if they suspect lightning damage has occurred.
There are several signs to check for if you suspect that lightning may have damaged your home or business.
Lightning strikes can travel throughout a building’s electrical wiring and plumbing systems. The surge may completely destroy connected electronics and appliances.
Fire damage is the most severe threat when lightning strikes. Wood is highly combustible and may catch fire.
The shock waves resulting from a lightning strike can destroy brick, stone, and concrete foundations.
There may be an odd smell similar to the odor of melting plastic. Lighting strikes can result in severe damage to the construct of a building and the contents within it.
Standard homeowner insurance policies cover lightning damage but vary in the amount of coverage provided. It can be difficult to prove that property damage was a result of lightning.
You will need to collect numerous pieces of evidence for your home insurance claim to be successful.
It is a wise idea to save all correspondence with the insurance company, emails, call logs, etc. This data is important for your legal protection.
It can be difficult for home and business owners throughout Florida to prove lightning damage. The insurance company may try to offer unfair low-ball settlements that will not adequately cover the cost of the damage.
Public adjusters are critical for building a strong claim by providing estimates and necessary documentation that are evidence of the damages incurred.
The team of experienced professionals at Century Public Adjusters is proud to provide free inspections to determine if lightning damage has occurred.
Century Public Adjusters provides clients with four locations to better serve communities throughout the state, including offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida.
Contact Century Public Adjusters today to schedule your free inspection and learn more about your next steps.
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In the case where a claim might have already been denied it is no problem to reopen the case and request a reevaluation of the factors and policy terms.
In a case where the insurance company has come up with too low an initial offer than expected, Century Public Adjusters will file for a reappraisal of the claim.
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