Filing A Sinkhole Claim In Florida
Sinkholes are also called sinks, shake holes, swallets, swallow holes and dolines. A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground usually created by a collapse of surface limestone.
Insurance companies have four classic responses to sinkhole damage claims:
- “You have only negligible damage, and Florida requires evidence of structural damage to recover for sinkholes.”
- “You don’t have a sinkhole.”
- “You haven’t suffered any sinkhole damage.”
- “We’re still researching your case. We’ll get back to you in a few months.”
If your home is no longer livable or sellable, if you are depending on insurance company money to make repairs, these responses are all intolerable. Obviously, your insurer is hoping you will simply go away and not hold it to the promises it made in your policy.
Wells Law Group, P.A.: Representing families and businesses in disputes with insurance companies throughout West Central Florida
Wells Law Group, P.A., of Tampa is one of West Central Florida’s best-known sinkhole damage law offices. We serve homeowners and business owners throughout West Central Florida with a variety of issues, including:
- Evaluating your claim for recovery
- Explaining how to file a sinkhole claim
- Helping you make sinkhole repairs and identify when repairs have failed
- Securing a neutral evaluation of your home or building
- Answering questions about sinkholes
- Walking you through the sale of a sinkhole-damaged home
Sinkhole litigation is about geology and damages. The insurance company’s sinkhole experts will likely minimize your sinkhole problem. But at our firm, we retain our own geologist, geotechnical engineers and structural engineers to review the insurance company’s analysis. When the findings conflict, our experts conduct additional testing of the property. If we can establish the existence of the sinkhole and the damage it has caused, we will go to work pursuing your claim.
Guidance When You Need It
Insurance companies have dozens of attorneys on staff to help minimize the amount you are paid for your claim. By hiring Wells Law Group, P.A., you are no longer an individual against an adjuster and multiple levels of claims professionals along with a bunch of lawyers paid specifically to devise a way to pay you as little as possible.
Put Trusted Counsel On Your Side
Attorney Kim Wells, founder of Wells Law Group, P.A., is one of Florida’s most aggressive and successful sinkhole claim litigators. Before becoming an insurance industry adversary, he worked for insurers, learning the tricks in its arsenal of “deny and delay” tactics. Let attorney Kim Wells put this knowledge to work for you.
To schedule a free initial evaluation, call the managing lawyer at our firm NOW at 813-413-7377 or email us to indicate your interest. We serve clients in the Tampa and Tampa Bay area as well as throughout West Central Florida.