Lightning Damage

Florida Lightning Damage Lawyers 

People who don’t live in Florida likely don’t realize just how often Florida experiences thunderstorms and lightning. Parts of the western peninsula experience an average of 80 days of thunder and lightning each year, equal in frequency to some of the most active lightning hotspots in the world, like the Amazon Basin or Lake Victoria in Africa.

People living and working in Florida communities between Orlando and Tampa are likely most familiar with regular lightning strikes. In most years, this stretch of Florida has more cloud-to-ground strikes than any other part of the United States.

These storms often lead to expensive property damage for Florida homeowners, renters and businesses. Power surges can destroy or seriously damage everything from household appliances and consumer electronics to hugely expensive commercial equipment.

How Lightning Damages Property

Lightning claims tend to fall into one of a few separate buckets. In most cases, lightning strikes lead to property damage claims due to electrical damage or fires. Both types of claims can be extremely costly depending on the extent of the damage.

For electrical damage, claim valuation often depends on the cost of replacement for all your electronics or appliances that were fried in a lightning strike. If your home’s electrical system was damaged, it may require extensive repairs to fix.

Fires from lightning strikes are similarly varied. A minor fire may necessitate some relatively minor cosmetic or smoke damage repairs, while a serious fire could lead to a total loss. The value of your claim, and whether it exceeds your deductible, will be dependent on the severity of the damage.

In rarer cases a tenant or guest on a property may file a premises liability claim, alleging that the property owner’s negligence led to their electrocution or injury during a lightning strike.

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How Do Insurance Companies Deny Lightning Damage Claims?

The strategies insurance companies use to deny, delay or undervalue lightning property damage claims are not dissimilar from the ones utilized for other types of property damage claims:

  • They suggest there are policy exclusions for the types of property damage you suffered
  • They want to perform a long, drawn-out investigation to make sure your damage wasn’t caused by arson or some other excluded peril
  • They suggest your own estimated replacement costs for destroyed property are too high

How Can You Get the Claim Recovery You Need to Rebuild After a Lightning Strike?

The property damage lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga understand how frustrating a claim denial or claim payment delay can be after disaster strikes your home or business. Our attorneys also have extensive experience with Florida lightning damage claims and understand how to investigate them and fight for the interests of our clients.

Call us at 800-586-5555 to discuss your lighting damage situation during a free case evaluation. We’re ready to help.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

It was my pleasure to work with John Edwards and his assistant Grace. I had such a great experience, they were able to resolve my case in a few months. They made the process smooth, easy, and simple. I am very pleased with the results and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga.

WILLIAM SMITH

Hurricane Damage Reviews
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2019-08-22T15:37:15+00:00

WILLIAM SMITH

It was my pleasure to work with John Edwards and his assistant Grace. I had such a great experience, they were able to resolve my case in a few months. They made the process smooth, easy, and simple. I am very pleased with the results and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga.
We had major roof damage after Hurricane Irma, like most people in Southern Florida. Every insurance company and person we spoke to were awful to deal with. We kept getting delay after delay and it seemed like we were never going to get the assistance we needed. A friend recommended Lauren Schaefer, with Kanner and Pintaluga, and we couldn't be happier with the help we are receiving from her and the KP team. We are still going through the process but everyone has been so great. The lines of communication are always open and we never feel left in the dark about anything.

DESIREE SCHMITZ

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-08-22T15:39:25+00:00

DESIREE SCHMITZ

We had major roof damage after Hurricane Irma, like most people in Southern Florida. Every insurance company and person we spoke to were awful to deal with. We kept getting delay after delay and it seemed like we were never going to get the assistance we needed. A friend recommended Lauren Schaefer, with Kanner and Pintaluga, and we couldn't be happier with the help we are receiving from her and the KP team. We are still going through the process but everyone has been so great. The lines of communication are always open and we never feel left in the dark about anything.
Adriana Nito is the Legal Assistant with my claim and she is wonderful. She has kept me up to date on all things happening . She always returns my calls if she is on another line . And she has coordinated all inspections and all needed with my claim. Thank Adriana.

ARNALDO SOSA

Hurricane Damage Reviews
5.0
2019-08-22T17:54:49+00:00

ARNALDO SOSA

Adriana Nito is the Legal Assistant with my claim and she is wonderful. She has kept me up to date on all things happening . She always returns my calls if she is on another line . And she has coordinated all inspections and all needed with my claim. Thank Adriana.
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