Florida disaster recovery law firm secures compensation for homeowners after high winds cause severe damage
Strong winds can wreak havoc on a property, especially in Florida were winds become fierce. Damage may be minor, a result of an unusually windy day that brought down dead tree branches. Or wind damage may be severe, from hurricane winds that tear down power lines, uproot trees, rip apart roof shingles, and cause flooding and storm surge. When a storm strikes, the experienced Florida disaster recovery attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP help homeowners recover the compensation you deserve for wind damage sustained to your property.
Wind damage can be severe
According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, a federal research lab, damage from severe thunderstorm winds accounts for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states, more than damage from tornadoes. Thunderstorm wind speeds can reach as much as 100 mph, producing a damage path that extends for hundreds of miles. Floridians who live in mobile homes are at greater risk of injury and death; when wind gusts over 80 mph, even anchored mobile homes can be severely damaged.
Will my homeowners insurance policy cover wind damage?
Most homeowners insurance policies will protect you against wind damage that is caused by a storm, as it is one of the primary risks to your home. The question with a homeowners claim of wind damage is whether the wind itself is the source of the damage. For example, if a storm brings heavy wind and rain, which causes damage to your home including flooding, then it can be challenging to determine whether the damage inflicted was attributable to the wind or the rain. For example, if heavy wind caused a tree in your backyard to uproot and fall on your house, any structural damage to your house and property would be a result of the heavy wind. But if the heavy wind was accompanied by sheets of rain, and the rain flooded your home through an opening caused by the tree that fell through the roof of the house, is the water damage that resulted due to the high winds or due to the flooding? As you can see, wind damage claims ‘ and homeowners claims ‘ can be challenging and complicated, and best handled by a legal professional experienced in disaster recovery claims.
When wind damages your home, we help you get the compensation you deserve
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our experienced Florida disaster recovery attorneys skillfully navigate the homeowners insurance claims process, fighting relentlessly on your behalf until you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. If you have suffered wind damage to your home or property, schedule an appointment with one of our disaster recovery attorneys today at 844-443-3529 or online to discuss your claim.