Hurricane Irma Anniversary: Deadline for Claims Sept. 2020

Published March 18th, 2020 by Claim Help Lawyers

September 10, 2020, will mark the 3-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma, the fifth-costliest hurricane in history. The date also represents the deadline for property damage claims related to the storm.

If you experienced flooding and/or hurricane damage in South Florida, particularly in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward, you need to resolve your insurance claim this year.

If your home or commercial property suffered wind and/or water damage that is –or may be – attributable to Hurricane Irma in Florida, you need to take immediate action to preserve your claim and rights to bring a potential lawsuit against your homeowners' insurance company. We say “maybe attributable” because in the months and years following Hurricane Irma, many homeowners first discovered damage and loss to their property of which they were previously unaware.

Unfortunately, natural disasters bring out the worst in the American insurance industry. Many victims of Hurricane Irma have had their claims undervalued, delayed, or outright denied by insurance companies.

Fortunately, The Knoerr Law Group is here to help.

About The Deadline

The 2019 Florida Statutes discuss hurricane claims in s. 627.70132. According to this section, you must open or reopen your claim “within 3 years after the hurricane first made landfall or the windstorm caused the covered damage.” Because Hurricane Irma hit nearly 3 years ago, this deadline is coming up soon and will pass faster than many insured property owners expect.

Don’t delay – talk to our lawyers as soon as possible.

How We Help

Our attorneys understand firsthand how difficult it can be to rebuild after a hurricane. With over 2 decades of experience, we also know how to go up against large insurance companies and pursue fair and timely payouts. Our firm also works on contingency, which means we only get paid if you do. Essentially, all attorney fees are paid by your insurance provider.

No matter where you are in the claims process, we can help you:

  • Open a claim or reopen a claim for additional damage
  • Navigate your new or existing claim
  • Challenge an underpayment or denial of your claim
  • Ensure you and your insurer comply with all relevant laws

Many people do not realize that these damages may be related to Hurricane Irma and they could still file a claim against their insurance carrier even though the claim was not reported at the time that Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. If you believe that you have damage to your property that falls within this scenario, a successful claim can still be made against your insurance carrier to recover money to repair your property to its pre-loss condition.

For questions about insurance claims and litigation, feel free to call us at (954) 749-3151. You can also contact us online for legal assistance.

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