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Friday, July 31, 2009

State Farm Policy Holders, Prepare to Pay Up

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State Farm is trying to do away with the discounts it currently offers to homeowners who have a policy with State Farm in Florida.

Currently, State Farm policy holders are able to get discounts though various means, including preparing the home for extreme whether or having never filed a claim.

But, theses discounts cannot be wiped away on the insurance’s company’s whim. The company will need to get approval from the state before it takes any action.

So all those who just installed hurricane shutters to their homes will have to wait and see if the investment pays off.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Don’t Let the Storm’s Legal Aftermath Blow You Over

Florida Hurricane, Florida Hurricane Attorney, Florida Insurance, Florida Hurricane PreparationThe legal storms following a hurricane can make the actual hurricane look like an April shower. It sure seems like surviving Hurricane Rita was easy for Mary Harmon, compared to her uphill battle of getting insurance coverage for the damage caused by the hurricane. Her insurance company denied her claims for wind damage. After filing a complaint with the court, the judge granted the insurance company’s summary judgment. After filing for her appeal, her attorney did not file a brief with the court and her appeal was never heard. The appeal was dismiss because the document was never filed. Preparing for a hurricane means more than bottles of water and batteries, a good insurance policy and supportive attorney is vital to get you through the aftermath.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pasco Sinkhole Attorney on New Building Code

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Pasco Sinkhole Attorney notes that the Pasco County Commission is set to vote on a change in the County’s building code in order to provide residents with greater protections from potential sinkhole damage. The change calls for foundations to be reinforced with extra steel in sinkhole prone areas. Although some are skeptical about the tougher building code, a Pasco County attorney believes that “[a]dding steel or reinforcing the slab will certainly prevent a lot of minor damage.” Regardless, it is believed the new regulations will help Pasco County homeowners because it will lower the cost of sinkhole insurance premiums.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Florida Hurricane Attorney on Insurance Claims Appeal

Florida Hurricane Attorney on Insurance Claims Denial of Coverages
Florida Hurricane Attorney in Tampa notes a brewing storm in the Mississippi Supreme Court. In an Insurance Claims Appeal, a government official claims that "private insurers are improperly pushing storm damage claims from their books to the government-backed flood insurance program." According to a transcript released by the government official, an "insurer would pay nothing on a storm claim if as little as 5 percent of the damage were attributable to flooding instead of wind."

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Florida Hurricane Attorney on Power Failure

Florida Hurricane Attorney on Power Failure
Florida Hurricane Attorney notes a local article discussing Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and the need to make sure they are operating correctly as storm season approaches. These devices protect your expensive household electronics from damage due to power fluctuations or power loss. According to the source the devices need to be properly tested to ensure correct operation. Unplugging the device from the wall leaves the device improperly grounded and can be dangerous.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pinellas Pasco Sinkhole Attorney on What to Do

Pinellas Pasco Sinkhole Attorney LawyerPinellas Pasco Sinkhole Attorney reports Sinkholes cause thousands of dollars in damage and a home can be destroyed in a matter of minutes. While we report on Hurricane issues, sinkholes are another potential natural disaster we cover. If a sinkhole is opening up, you should call your insurance company. They may send out an adjuster and an engineer, who will assess all of the damage. At times homeowners can be left holding the bag. Thats where a qualified Pinellas Pasco Sinkhole Attorney can step in.

Do you know what to do if a sinkhole threatens your property? Many don't. According to experts, homeowners facing the prospect of sinkholes should call their insurance company if they have concerns or need help.

Signs that a house could have a sinkhole problem:

Windows and doors become harder to close properly
Depressions show up in yards or on nearby property
Deep cracks or separation of concrete walks or driveways become visible

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hurricane Damage Claims - Fraud Alleged

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Florida Hurricane Attorney notes that after Florida dodged the Hurricane Katrina damage wrought on some other states, there were thousands of claims made. According to William J. Edwards, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, there was a conspiracy to steal or aid and abet in stealing approximately $92,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) for emergency assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita between September 2005 through January 2006.

Eleven defendants, were charged with conspiring to steal $90,000 in FEMA funds. FEMA had issued the checks for emergency assistance for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. According to the Government lawyer, some defendants contacted the FEMA hotline for Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita and falsely informed FEMA the hurricanes had displaced them.

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ruined New Orleans, Louisiana, and the surrounding area. On September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita destroyed areas in Louisiana and Texas. FEMA provided financial assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Payments were made for emergency assistance.

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