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Why You Need a Sinkhole Lawyer

Today’s video is dealing with Sinkhole claims and the issue of structural damage.

Why You Need a Sinkhole Lawyer

When you file a sinkhole claim with an insurance company now, as of 2011, the insurance company doesn’t actually investigate whether you have sinkhole activity. Instead, what they do is a structural evaluation assessment. Now what that is is they will send someone out, a structural engineer or general contractor, to evaluate the condition of your home to determine whether or not you have suffered structural damage. Now, what this really is is a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo that the insurance lobby came up with in 2011. In real simple terms it would be as though rather than covering hurricanes, they would tell you they only provide hurricanes if it were a category 5 storm. Now when it comes to sinkholes, they’re investigating to determine whether or not you meet one of five criteria. These are associated with change in the movement of the walls, floor or in the roof. And if there has in fact been that kind of movement at the house that will then trigger an investigation whether there is sinkhole activity. If you have more questions about the manner in which sinkhole activity is repaired, please visit our website, www.CorlessBarfield.com or just give us a call. You take care of your family, we’ll take care of the insurance company.