Florida Cast iron Pipe Damage Lawyer
SEWER PIPE LEAK OR WATER DAMAGE? WE CAN HELP!
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Most property insurance policies may provide coverage for the replacement of your leaking pipes, but the cost to replace your cast iron pipe plumbing system can cost tens of thousands of dollars, so it is important to present your cast iron pipe claim correctly.
Why Hiring A Florida Pipe Damage Lawyer Is A Smart Decision For Your Insurance Claim?
Insurance companies are not your friend. From the first phone call you make to report your claim, the insurance company has a team of professionals working to either underpay or totally deny your claim. The pursuit of the repair or replacement of your iron pipes from your insurance company is not something you should attempt without having an expert on your side.
The question of whether to replace the cast iron piping in your home is obvious – these pipes must be replaced, or greater property damage awaits. The harder question is how to pay for the replacement of these pipes.
Despite its common use in the industry, cast iron pipe is severely prone to failure as the result of rusting and corrosion. Although the building industry has stopped using these materials, there are millions of homes that still have pipes made of cast iron.
Between 20% and 30% of all insurance claims are for water damage. Damage from leaking pipes can sometimes cost over $100,000.00 and create a total loss of your home.
Insurance companies will often try to deny or underpay pipe damage claims for, at least, one of the following reasons:
- Ordinary Wear and Tear
- Failure of Proper Maintenance
- Damage was not “Sudden and Accidental”
- Pre-Existing Damage
- Leaks Lasting Longer than 14 Days
- No Coverage for “Flood” Losses
- No Coverage for “Plumbing” Issues Generally
Although the insurance companies often rely on these reasons to deny coverage, these exemptions many times do not “hold water” and are as faulty as the iron pipes sought to be repaired.
FLORIDA CAST IRON PIPE DAMAGE LAWSUIT
Our firm has litigated Florida cast iron pipes lawsuits (and other) insurance policy exclusions for over twenty (20) years and has been very successful in proving that our clients are actually entitled to coverage for their losses. Do not accept the insurance company’s denial or underpayment of your claim without having it reviewed by a lawyer who is experienced with insurance claims. Many times these initial denials are overturned and full coverage is provided to the homeowners.
FREE CONSULTATION FOR INSURANCE CLAIMS
Initial consultations with our firm are always free and without obligation. There are no out of pocket fees or costs to hire our firm for your cast iron pipe damage insurance claim in Florida, and we are only paid if we win your case.
What NOT To DO If Cast Iron Pipe Leaks?
- Do not go in a room with standing water if your electricity is still turned on
- Do not use your vacuum to remove water
- Do not turn on overhead lights if you have water damage in your ceiling
- Do not use electrical appliances until water damage remediation is complete
When filing an insurance claim related to a burst pipe, make sure to never to use the word “flooded,” even if you are simply trying to describe the incident and damage. Insurance companies love to deny claims that have anything to do with floodwater—don’t give them the opportunity!
3 THINGS YOU’LL GET WHEN YOU HIRE WILLIAMS LAW, P.A. FOR YOUR CAST IRON PIPE LAWSUIT:
We are committed to providing you not only with quality legal representation, but also with excellent, individualized service. You don’t have to navigate the complicated — and sometimes mystifying — insurance litigation process alone. If you live in Florida and think you have a case, please call us for a free claim review. There are never any costs unless awarded a settlement. Even then, your insurance company could be responsible for paying the legal fees.