Category: Repairing Sinkholes

October 16, 2017 by Ted Corless

The sinkhole lawyers at Corless Barfield Trial Group work diligently to help their clients navigate the often complex and overwhelming information they receive during the sinkhole claim process, which includes costly and intricate repair work. Take, for example, a giant sinkhole in Fraser, Michigan that has caused a plethora of legal and insurance headaches for…

September 26, 2017 by Ted Corless

All across Florida, the ground is giving way as gaping holes are opening in backyards, homes and apartments, schoolyards, and roadways. The culprits are sinkholes caused in part by the extra water from Hurricane Irma. Like hurricanes, sinkholes evolve from the action of water on rock, dissolving it, and when hurricanes bring more water, more…

July 14, 2017 by Ted Corless

Attorney Ted Corless is on the scene investigating the latest large sinkhole incident in the State of Florida. A large sinkhole opened on the morning of July 14 and it has already swallowed two homes. Authorities are scrambling to keep people safe from the massive, fast-growing sinkhole. Corless learned repairs were done on the sinkhole…

by Morgan Barfield

Unfortunately for everyone except insurance companies, sinkhole claims have become harder and harder to win coverage for. This also means there have been less homes needing repair (or having the money to pay for repairs). This in turn has resulted in a large portion of the sinkhole remediation contractors in the state going out of…

March 11, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

Q: I have a home with sink hole activity. My insurance company has offered me a cash settlement as soon as they received their engineer’s report.Their offer does not not cover their engineer’s estimate for ground settlement and their estimator’s cost for cosmetic repair.I am preparing a counter offer to cover these estimates. Also is…

February 3, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

Many things can cause damage to a house here in Florida. The obvious being hurricanes and storms and the less obvious being below the ground. We all know about sinkholes but many other conditions exist that can cause settlement of a property. Two things we deal with a lot here in Florida are clay and…