When to hire a sinkhole attorney
Nobody wants to be in the position where they need an attorney, especially when they’re already dealing with something like a sinkhole. Unfortunately, however, an experienced sinkhole attorney is necessary to fight your insurance company for what they owe you. So when should you hire a sinkhole attorney?
My claim was denied – will a sinkhole attorney help?
Of course, the answer to this question varies on a case-by-case basis, and to give you a fair answer in your particular situation, we will need to have a consultation. For the sake of education, however, let’s say your insurance company has said that your home needs underpinning, but their expert denied that it was sinkhole related, and your claim is therefore denied. What would we do?
Without knowing further details, it is possible in particular, rare circumstances that a home would need to be pinned even though sinkhole activity has not been detected. These instances typically involve a finding of extremely shallow limestone or clay affecting the property. Without getting too technical, grout, which is the normal procedure for re-mediating a sinkhole, does not play well with clay and typically it won’t be effective.
If you’re unsure, ask a sinkhole attorney
As sinkhole attorneys, we often see times where the expert for the insurance company will admit that a home has suffered significant settlement and admits that it requires a very expensive and invasive underpinning procedure but as aforementioned, denies the sinkhole claim. When this occurs, it’s highly suggested that you consult with a sinkhole attorney to make sure your insurance policy is being respected and you are getting the coverage you deserve.
When you contact a sinkhole attorney with your claim, you not only get the attention of a legal professional who is experienced in almost any kind of sinkhole situation, but you can also opt for a second professional opinion on the state of your sinkhole and the repairs that are required, as opposed to putting the safety of you, your home, and your family in the hands of a single opinion from your insurance company. Not only are we concerned about your safety, but also the dependability of your insurance to cover these costs for you before you begin the repairs at your own expense.