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Boca Raton Property Damage Attorney – South Florida Weather Damage

Potential Damages to Your Home From South Florida Weather
In the months of May through November, Floridians need to keep abreast of the potential for severe weather. In Boca Raton, we don’t need to be hit with a category 5 hurricane to suffer significant damage to our homes and commercial property. Every year we seem to be under the threat of a severe tropical storm which can cause serious damage to your house. In 2015, Tropical Storm Erika is estimated to have caused millions of dollars of property damage, and it only brushed Florida. When you add in the severe rainstorms that occur during the summer months, you have conditions that are ripe for causing serious damage to your home and the first call you make should be to the Boca Raton property damage attorneys at The Maus Law Firm.
Strong winds can loosen shingles on the roof and rainwater can leak into your home causing water or mold damage. Flying objects and falling trees due to high winds can dent and bend a home’s siding causing water leakage and damage if not repaired. Heavy downpours can cause flash flooding and damage your flooring, appliances, electrical system and ruin your furniture.
If and when severe weather hits and your property is damaged or destroyed, you’ll need to have made sure in advance by documenting the purchase date and price of each item. The knowledgeable Boca Raton property damage attorneys at the Maus Law Firm can help, but there are several things you can do to help legitimize your potential future claim.
1. Keep receipts for any home improvements you’ve made over the years. One of the ways insurance companies try to get around having to pay your insurance claim is to underpay the amount that you are owed. Does your insurance policy state that you are to be reimbursed for the original cost or today’s replacement cost? Keep receipts for any furniture, flooring or appliances that you have bought since purchasing your home.
2. Take pictures of your roof, windows and any outside additions like a screened-in pool and patio before the storm hit. This way the insurance company can’t say that the property damage occurred before the weather event actually happened.
If you have been denied a claim for property damages in your home, call The Maus Law Firm to speak with a Boca Raton property damage attorney. We’ll make every effort to see to it that your homeowner’s insurance claim is properly paid and that the insurance company compensates you for all your house damage, including living expenses while your home is being repaired.


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