Although many Tampa personal injury cases only involve minor injuries, you may still be entitled to substantial monetary damages. Medical expenses, no matter how small they are, including hospital expenses, medications and physicall therapy are recoverable. In addition, in cases of extreme negligence, punitive damages can be recovered to ensure that the negligent conduct is not repeated in the future.
If any of your personal property has suffered from property damage in Florida due to a natural disaster, crime or some other occurrence that resulted in severe damage, it is imperative that you hire an experienced insurance lawyer in Florida to represent your interests. The insurance company you are filing a claim with may try to delay your payments or claim the property damage amount was less than what you are entitled to.
Tort litigation refers to a civil lawsuit that one individual brings against another. Tort litigation allows a person to recover monetary damages for injuries that a defendant causes by negligent or intentional behavior. It is distinct from criminal litigation, and there are different rules and burdens of proof that may apply.
Florida law requires all insurance companies that issue property insurance in Florida to provide coverage for damage caused by sinkholes. Even though the requirement exists, some insurance companies refuse to pay claims. Denials often cite that the property damage was the result of something other than sinkhole activity. In some cases, where the insurance company acknowledges the source of the damage, it will try to settle the claim for less money than the actual damages or recommend the cheapest (and often least effective) repair.
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