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Contacting a Sinkhole Attorney
If you’re worried you have a sinkhole problem, or if your property has already started to become seriously damaged as a result of one, it’s time to call your local sinkhole attorney, Brice Zoecklein.
A reliable sinkhole attorney, preferably one with specialist knowledge of the area and local laws, will be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. At Zoecklein Law, we have that experience and knowledge to help you through your Sinkhole Claim.
What to Do if Your Sinkhole Claim has been Denied
Frequently an insurance company will investigate a sinkhole and claim that there is no “sinkhole loss” because the property has not sustained sufficient damage to qualify as “structural damage” as defined by the subject policy and Florida Law. Don’t let a simply boiler plate denial letter prevent you from a full investigation of your case. If you have received a denial of your sinkhole claim for lack of structural damage or any other reason, call our office for a free, no obligation consultation. We work routinely with several different engineering firms who specialize in sinkhole claims. If we take your case we will pay for the engineering inspection to verify your case.
What is a Sinkhole?
Here’s a brief explanation of what a sinkhole is. It’s essentially a hole underneath the earth’s surface. It’s virtually impossible to detect whether or not a sinkhole is in the ground, since there’s seldom any physical evidence to suggest it’s there – until, of course, it’s too late.
Florida is notorious for its sinkholes, as much of its buildings are constructed on limestone, which is a highly porous rock. As water moves through the limestone, it reacts with decaying plant matter trapped within it, which in turn dissolves the rock and causes a sinkhole.
Signs You Have a Sinkhole Problem
The following are indications that you may have a sinkhole problem.
- Cracking on your exterior and interior walls
- Ceilings and floors separating from the walls
- Windows or doors suddenly starting to jam
- Noticeable “dips” or holes in your yard, or fences starting to sink
Florida Sinkhole Denied Claims Law Firm
Sinkholes can cause significant damage to your property. In some instances, this may manifest itself as cracks in your walls or visibly sinking fences in the backyard. In serious cases, this can even cause the property itself to start to sink into the ground, causing thousands of dollars of damage.
If you suspect that your property is suffering from sinkhole damage, or you’ve lost your property because of a sinkhole, you may need a sinkhole attorney. Here’s how to find out if you need a sinkhole attorney.
Why a Sinkhole Attorney?
By Florida law, your insurance company should cover any damages associated with this type of natural occurrence. However, it may refute that the damage is caused by a sinkhole, which means you won’t be awarded any compensation to help repair your home.
A specialist sinkhole attorney will review all data from the insurance company testing, and also make sure that the appropriate testing was carried out, ascertaining the exact cause of the damage. If they believe that you have a case, they’ll fight to ensure that you receive the financial compensation that you’re owed under Florida law.
Zoecklein Law – Specialist Sinkhole Attorneys in Florida
It’s distressing to think that your home is becoming damaged by a force of nature you have no control over. Zoecklein Law’s specialist team of sinkhole attorneys understands the importance of not only receiving the compensation you deserve, but also rebuilding and repairing wherever possible. After all, this is your home, and you want to ensure it retains as much value as possible.
We’re here to help you receive maximum compensation to combat the problem. To find out more about our specialist sinkhole attorney services, simply call our team at 813-375-0058 today or contact us for a free case evaluation.