Hurricane Irma Lawyer - Experience Counts
This should go without saying. Not all lawyers are created equal. Hardly controversial, right? Let's face it, you got a traffic ticket so you call a traffic lawyer. Before doing so, you verify the lawyer has experience handling traffic tickets. After all, it would not make sense to hire the best bankruptcy lawyer to help you with a traffic ticket would it?
So Now You Want To Be A Hurricane Lawyer?
I got a laugh after Hurricane Irma when I heard certain law firms and lawyers advertising how they could help consumers with their hurricane insurance claims. These self-appointed experts were personal injury lawyers who now wanted to dabble in insurance law. That is asking for trouble. As an experienced Florida insurance lawyer, I would not presume to handle a large complicated personal injury case on my own. Other than greed, what makes a personal injury lawyer think he/she can handle a catastrophic hurricane claim for the first time?
Verify The Qualifications of Your Florida Hurricane Lawyer
It is not often that your most expensive and valued asset gets destroyed by a hurricane. Does it make sense to trust a novice to handle your Hurricane Irma insurance claim for the first time? I hardly think so. If you do anything, carefully check the background of any lawyer you are considering to help with your insurance claim. Things to consider. When did this lawyer start handling insurance claims? How many insurance claims has this lawyer handled? How many hurricane claims has the lawyer handled versus water leaks or tile claims? What type of experience does this lawyer have in Florida, and specifically in South Florida?
Hurricane Irma Insurance Claim Review
I have more than two decades of insurance claim experience solely in South Florida. That experience began with Hurricane Andrew insurance claims. If your Hurricane Irma claim has been denied, delayed, or underpaid, feel free to contact me to review your claim for suggestions and ideas on how to proceed. There is absolutely no obligation on your part. Information is free, mistakes are costly.
About the Author: Patrick Russell, Esq., has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1994 and is an experienced Florida insurance lawyer. Patrick started his insurance law practice more than twenty years ago when he represented homeowners and business owners for their Hurricane Andrew insurance claims. The purpose of this article is educational and not for the solicitation of legal services. The goal is to avoid the mistakes learned from the past, specifically those from previous windstorms. Knowledge is power. Information is free. Mistakes are costly. If you would like more tips on how to process your Florida insurance claim, Patrick can be reached at (305) 608-2977 or here.