For over seven years, South Florida residents have been receiving powerful legal representation from the Law Office of William J. Roe, P.A. relative to their wind damage claims. Our team of excellent attorneys knows all too well that the cards are stacked against you when you make an insurance claim. The company will inevitably give priority to its bottom line, rather than to the needs of you and your family.
When you come to the Law Office of William J. Roe, we will leverage our knowledge of federal and state law and our well-earned reputation for aggressive negotiation and litigation against any insurance company attempting to deny you the compensation you are entitled to. We will fight tirelessly to see to it that the homeowner’s insurance company you have paid premiums to for years pays you the amount you need to repair, rebuild, or replace your home and property.
Types of Wind Destruction: Thunderstorms, Hurricanes, Tornadoes
Unfortunately, the Sunshine State is prone to many storms that cause wind damage, from hurricanes to tornadoes to severe thunderstorms. Winds of 50 to 60 mph, regardless of their genesis, are classified as “damaging” and it is interesting to note that severe thunderstorms account for half of all reports of severe weather in the lower 48 states of the U.S.
Nonetheless, the hurricanes that frequently make direct impact on South Florida are a major cause of wind damage. In the U.S., hurricane season stretches from June 1st to November 30th and peaks in September. Every hurricane season there is a 40 percent chance that one of the hurricanes making landfall on the East Coast will impact Florida. Due to the fact that South Florida is at the southern tip of the coastline where the waters are warmest, hurricanes are likely to be most intense here.
Hurricanes are categorized 1 to 5 in terms of their severity, 5 being the most destructive. While a category 1 hurricane can cause serious damage with winds between 74 and 95 mph, a category 5 hurricane, with winds at least 157 mph is absolutely catastrophic.
The winds of hurricanes are known as “straight-line winds” to distinguish them from the swirling winds of tornadoes. Tornadoes have incredible power to lift and drop seemingly well-rooted trees and homes with strong foundations. Although tornadoes can be devastating, they typically affect a much more limited area than hurricanes during a much shorter period of time. Where a tornado usually raises havoc within a few miles for about 10 minutes, a hurricane can impact hundreds of miles for 24 hours or even longer. Still, the destruction of a tornado on those it directly affects can be absolutely overwhelming.
Wind Damage Compensation the Office of William J. Roe Will Fight To Obtain
Our savvy property damage attorneys are prepared to use proven strategies to win you the compensation you deserve to cover the following costs:
- Repair or reconstruction of your home, including broken windows, doors, roof, walls, porches or other adjacent structures
- Replacement of furnishings, equipment, structural materials
- Loss of use expenses incurred while your home is under repair or reconstruction*
- Repair or replacement of furniture, appliances, electronic devices
- Repair or replacement of cars, boats, or other vehicles
- Replacement of unusable clothing and other personal property
*Loss of use expenses pay for housing, dining out, clothing replacement, and commutation during the period your home and belongings are unusable and/or inaccessible
The Steps We Take To Help Win You the Compensation You Deserve for Wind Damage
In addition to conducting a thorough investigation and analysis of your home and all necessary repairs and replacements, we will have all of your possessions carefully appraised. Once our experts have assessed the value of your furniture, vehicles, tools and equipment, artwork, and personal items, we will be able to come up with a fair and reasonable amount for your claim.
Wherever possible, we will take photographs of the evidence of wind damage to your home, and adjacent structures, such as garages, sheds, pools, fencing, and free-standing mailboxes, and gather receipts to back up our appraisals of furniture, appliances, vehicles, and personal items damaged by the high winds. Because we are well aware of the economic hardship you and your family are facing, we will work efficiently as well as effectively to see to it that your claim is processed quickly. Also, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win you damages.
Why You Need Our Experienced Wind Damage Attorneys
As previously mentioned, insurance adjusters are not working for you, but for the companies that employ them. Therefore, they will try to find reasons to deny your wind damage claims. Commonly used reasons to minimize or deny your claim include:
- Maintaining that your loss is excluded from your policy for any of a number of reasons, typically those found in the small print of your policy
- Stating that your claim exaggerates the damage you sustained
- Saying that the wind damage you sustained falls below your policy’s deductible
Our lawyers are aware that these reasons are usually manufactured to delay payment while your claim is argued or to actually interfere with the process of just compensation.
What distinguishes William J. Roe from other property damages law offices?
As always, when it comes to seeking professional guidance, it makes a tremendous difference which professional you choose. The Law Office of William J. Roe is widely known to offer the personalized, attentive service of a small firm and the clout of a large practice. No matter which of our three offices is most convenient for you, you will find our attorneys responsive to your needs and protective of your interests.
Part of what makes us different from other property damage attorneys is that we are extremely well-connected to a host of respected professionals in related fields, such as:
- Restoration specialists
This means that during the difficult period when you are overwhelmed by what Mother Nature has done to your property and sense of stability, we are able to recommend a chain of specialists to restore your life to normalcy. These specialists will help us to accurately estimate the cost of your needed repairs so that we can fight to obtain full value of your property damage claims.
Contact Us Today and Put Your Wind Damage Claim in Our Capable Hands
When you work with our sharp attorneys, you can depend on our tactical ability to fight successfully for your right to appropriate compensation. We have a strong track record of winning wind damage claims for deserving individuals and families throughout South Florida and want nothing more than to put you on our list of well-satisfied clients.