When a hurricane slams into a business, the owners have more at stake than the cost of cleaning up and repairing the damages. Businesses lose money each day they are unable to operate because of hurricane damage, and they need repairs and comprehensive payments to their hurricane insurance claims as quickly as possible. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost forty percent of the small businesses in the United States never reopen after suffering a major natural disaster. The reason why is simple: Even a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage. In 2017 (the year of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria), the average flood claim was $91,735, up almost $30,000 from 2016, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Help When Your Business Is at Stake
At Williams Law Association, P.A., you will find Tampa hurricane insurance claim lawyers who understand the specific needs of commercial property owners after the damage from a hurricane or other severe storm. We are insurance claims attorneys in the Tampa region who focus almost exclusively on Florida businesses and individuals who need to ensure that their valid claims are fully paid.
If your business has been damaged due to hurricane-force winds, call now for a free consultation: (800) 451-6786.
Lawyers for Commercial Property Insurance Claims Due to Wind Damage
Our law firm has represented owners of all types of commercial property with insurance claims, including claims for hurricane damage. We have represented, including owners of:
- Bars and restaurants
- Gas stations
- Retail stores and strip malls
- Office buildings
- Other businesses
While the specific damage to each business is unique, the wind and water damage from hurricanes can cause broken storefront windows, roof and structure damage, and ruined machinery and inventory. Given the potential for astronomical repair costs, insurance carriers will search for reasons to deny, underpay or delay your claim.
Our attorneys have significant experience with hurricane insurance claims, wind damage claims, and water damage claims for businesses. We will help you thoroughly document your losses and damages and help ensure that you are compensated for both your property damage and the loss of revenue you suffered because of business interruption. Williams Law P.A. is known for our willingness to take a claim to trial when insurers refuse to settle fairly.
We have also helped business owners who have already filed and been paid a claim for hurricane damage to reopen the claim when the damage is later determined to be more extensive than initially assessed.