Hurricane Irma claims surpass $11 billion in Florida: Did You Get Compensation?
If you were affected by Irma back in 2017, and you didn't get compensation, then there are a couple of things you should know. It is quite appalling to think that one of the biggest natural disasters of 2017 has not provided compensation to all victims. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet during a tragedy like this. That is why we strive to give people like you the information you need to receive proper compensation for all the pain and suffering.
There are a couple of steps that come into play when seeking compensation after a natural disaster. Here at Strems Law Firm, we highly recommend consulting your insurance company right away. As you prepare all the necessary documents before filing your claim, it's important to be prepared with what you want to say. Oftentimes insurance companies will use some dialogue that you say against you so that they can pay you less than what you deserve.
Once you've paid your premium, you are entitled to whatever coverage you are under. For whatever damages you have, you have every right to file a claim and receive compensation. The sooner you file the claim, the likelihood of getting more funds will increase. Insurance companies will prioritize the claims that were filed first and will give funds based on their overall budget.
Patience is key when it comes to waiting on your deductible and response from an insurer. If in the event your insurance provider offers an amount that can't even pay for half of the damages, it is vital that you seek the guidance of a lawyer. Once an insurance company knows they will be having to deal with your lawyer, they will start to think twice about paying you less than what you are entitled to.
Keep track and store all of your receipts when it comes to repairing your properties. It's also vital to document all the damages with pictures and write down all the dates of each purchase made. Your expenses don't just involve repairs but also include evacuation costs, meals, and hotel accommodation during Irma. It's also very important to be as detailed as you possibly can. The more specific you get when it comes to the damages you experience, I assure you that your insurance company will not be able to give a rebuttal.
The reimbursement funds you will get all varies on how well you are able to explain your situation. Sometimes when you are so caught up in just getting help, people tend to just accept whatever is offered to them. With a lawyer by your side, you will be able to be in control of how your words will be portrayed, as they will guide you throughout the process. The last thing you want is to be given funds that can only take care of half of your damages.
How We Can Help
If you or any of your loved ones attained any physical injuries due to Irma, you may be entitled to more compensation. Proving your case in a clear and professional manner is what we at Strems Law Firm have trained to do. We want you to be treated fairly and compensated justly which is why we will look at all possible angles when it comes to your case.
Giving us as much information as you can about your situation will help increase the chances of more compensation. Although providing a claim can be done on your own, the chances of receiving a fair payout is typically not as strong as when you are supported by a lawyer. So don't hesitate any longer to contact a reputable attorney like the ones from our firm.
Call (786) 661-3111 today to learn more about your rights.