Jacksonville residents likely do not need to be told about the devastation that natural disasters can bring to communities. A major part of recovering from such events is the repairing or rebuilding of homes so that local residents can resume their normal lives. The cost of completing such repairs, however, can often be inordinate. People in these cases rely on their insurance providers (or in some cases, state or federal assistance programs) to help shoulder those costs. Yet as anyone who has had to file a homeowners or property insurance claim can attest to, such matters may rarely be resolved quickly.
If you are a resident of Florida, you are probably aware of the risk of sinkholes. According to the University of Florida, this phenomenon occurs when the material under the earth's surface disintegrates, often due to water damage. The surface then caves in, creating a chasm. A sinkhole on the road or in your neighborhood could be large enough to cause significant damage. We at Tyler & Hamilton, P.A. Attorneys at Law understand the devastating effects that a sinkhole could have on your property, and we fight to ensure that insurance companies honor their financial responsibility for the necessary repairs.