Florida Electrical Damage Claims Attorneys
Electrical damage can occur when electrical wiring or appliances malfunction, whether due to wear and tear, short-circuiting, overloading, or faulty installation. But they can also occur after natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and major storms. Various electrical problems may seem negligible, like exposed wires, but these also have the potential to wreak serious electrical damage to your property and costly repairs.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are more committed to protecting their bottom line instead of paying out settlements to policyholders who need them. But you paid your premiums, so you are entitled to proper compensation for the electrical damage your property suffered. In this case, the Tragos, Sartes & Tragos law firm’s Clearwater electrical damage claim lawyers can make your insurer pay the full amount of your claim.
Look Out For These Electrical Damage Warning Signs
The most devastating hazards you may face due to electrical damage include:
- Electrical fires
- Electric shocks and other electrical injuries
Apart from being a hazard to you and your family’s health, faulty electrical systems can also damage your belongings and property. An electrical fire may likewise render your property unusable indefinitely, which can be an expensive inconvenience. Some common warning signs of electrical damage and failure include:
- Broken plug casing
- Frayed or damage leads
- Blown fuses
- Burn marks on leads or plugs that indicate overheating
- Burning plastic smell
It’s critical that you deal with any electrical issues as soon as you become aware of them to ensure your safety.
Electrical Damage After Natural Disasters
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, major storms, and earthquakes can easily destroy properties and their electrical systems. For instance, water enters buildings during a hurricane when the roof is damaged or by flooding or storm surges. As you know, electricity and water don’t mix since water can cause severe damage to electrical systems. There’s also the risk of electrical fires occurring.
If you come back to your home after a natural disaster, don’t go inside unless a professional has inspected it, especially if there’s water damage. Take note that water that has a live electrical current is potentially fatal. Likewise, downed electrical lines can start fires or expose hazardous current, and falling trees can cause serious damage to your home’s electrical system.
Speak to Our Electrical Damage Claim Lawyers Serving Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater
The electrical damage claim lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos know full well how distressing and financially incapacitating damaged electrical systems can be. We have likewise seen firsthand how exasperated people become when their insurance provider is purposely delaying their claims or is offering them a settlement amount that isn’t enough to cover their electrical damage claims.
When you work with our Clearwater electrical damage claim lawyers, you will benefit from the services of seasoned advocates who have handled numerous property damage claims. Besides ensuring that your electrical damage will be properly inspected to establish the true nature and extent of the damage, our lawyers will also fight any unfair tactics that your insurer may use against you.
Schedule your free consultation with our Clearwater electrical damage claim lawyer today by calling 727-441-9030 or contacting us online.