Last month, the Pensacola News Journal shined a spotlight on the latest lasting effects from Hurricane Michael making landfall in Florida in October 2018, and how they are complicating the state’s peak fire season in April and May.
Jim Karels, the Florida State Forester, has expressed sincere concern to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried that of the 72 million tons of forestry debris downed by Michael, approximately 90% remains on the ground, leaving the state under a severe threat of massive wildfires and flooding.
As the downed wood dries, communities face a significant threat that can lead to catastrophic fires that cost between $10 and $100 million in damages.
Countering The Florida Insurance Companies And Protecting Your Rights
At The Morgan Law Group P.A., our fire damage attorneys are focused on protecting our Florida residents from mounting homeowner insurance claims that October’s hurricane damage is still inflicting on our communities.
The increasing risk of wildfires pressing through our state over the next couple months, and any home, property, or business damage that results, could place residents is severe financial strain as the insurance companies respond with delays, underpayments, or even denied coverage to policyholders who are still reeling from the fallout of Hurricane Michael.
While the northwest part of Florida may contain the highest risk for the proliferation of wildfires caused by downed trees and debris, our accomplished attorneys know that these occurrences can happen anywhere throughout the state, without notice.
As the state continues the cleanup process, there is no denying the danger of fire damage is a real threat facing our residents. And if your home’s integrity is interrupted by fire, the continued devastation could be overwhelming.
The Morgan Law Group Can Help Deliver Insurance Coverage Solutions For Florida Residents
At The Morgan Law Group, we are advocates for insurance policyholders throughout the state and are determined to protect your rights when the insurance company turns their back on your financial recovery needs. Our law firm works on a contingency basis, so you will never face upfront or out of pocket costs to obtain the legal representation you deserve.
If you are still battling with your insurance company over claims that were submitted after Hurricane Michael, or are worried that any upcoming natural disasters – including wildfires – may place your home, property, or business in the path of further destruction, contact our Florida insurance claims attorneys today at (844)394-3564 to learn more about the coverage you have, and how we can help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to from your policy.