Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle on October 10, 2018 as a Category 4 – the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the continental US since 1992. The total estimate of insured losses has reached $3.4 Billion and 125,356 insurance claims have already been filed. According to a recent report, less than 60% of them have been closed.
What’s more shocking is the number of consumer complaints against insurance companies since Hurricane Michael hit. More than 100 consumer complaints were filed in less than 30 days after the storm. According to Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, who leads the Florida Department of Financial Services, his “office has noticed several alarming trends since the storm made landfall” including delays in processing claims. What is even more troubling is that 13 percent of complaints are related to claim denials.
To aid home and business owners recovering from the effects of Hurricane Michel, the law firms of Danahy & Murray, P.A. and Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A. have teamed up to speed recovery for policyholders. Danahy & Murray, P.A. is a firm which focuses its practice on resolving property insurance claims and disputes. Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A. is a Northwest Florida based litigation firm located in Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County, Florida.
Together, these two firms bring the best possible representation for victims of Hurricane Michael who have been wronged by their insurance company’s improper denial of insurance coverage or underpayment of insurance benefits owed. While there are many law firms offering services to victims of Hurricane Michael, none of those firms offer the experience, history, staying power and ties to local community offered by this powerful team.
If you are notified that your claim has been denied (or you that you will receive significantly less money than needed), it is time to contact legal representation. Insurance companies make their profits from the peace of mind they sell their policyholders and then protect that profit by denying or minimizing the claims of those same customers.