Tampa Bay Hurricane Damage Attorneys

Hurricanes and other major storms can be one of the most destructive forces in nature. The forces generated by these storms can destroy your home, your business, and even your personal property. The sudden and devastating loss of your property can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience.

The first step before a major weather event is to confirm that your homeowner’s insurance policy is in full force and effect. However, even with the peace of mind knowing that you have paid your premiums and have insurance in place, after a loss, your insurance company may still try to find a way to pay as little as possible for the damage caused to your property. In some cases, they may try to get out of paying at all.

Hurricanes and other major weather systems typically carry high winds and heavy rain. It is typical after a violent weather system to see tree branches littering the streets and your lawn, power lines down and even uprooted trees. After severe weather conditions, you might expect damage to your home including downed gutters, roof damage, water damage and flooding. In order to expedite the claims process and verify what types of repairs are covered and whether you carry any deductibles, it is important for you to review your homeowner’s insurance policy.

What to do after a hurricane?
As soon as it is safe to do so after a hurricane, it is important that you report your damage claim to your homeowner’s insurance company. Take as many photos as necessary to document the damage. Having photos of the damage is often crucial in being able to prove your losses to the insurance company.

After you report your claim to the insurance company, the insurance company may determine that they are not responsible for your damages for several reasons, including:

  • 1. Denial that your insurance coverage exists
  • 2. Denial due to policy exclusions
  • 3. Denial/reduction in the amount you are entitled to
  • 4. Unreasonable delay in processing claim or issuing payment

When your insurance company treats you unfairly, it is assuring to know that there is legal help to enforce your rights under your homeowners policy. Contact us now (813) 991-5099 for help with your homeowner’s insurance claim. We will give you a complementary, no obligation consultation. If we accept your case we will help you get justice and recover the money you deserve for your losses.

Why choose us?

We Treat You like Family!

Understanding your legal rights and knowing where to turn for answers to these questions is crucial. From the very first meeting, we will sit down with you to explain the entire process and answer your questions. At Spinner Law Firm we offer resources, support, and uncompromising legal representation to victims of auto collisions. If you have suffered an injury because of a negligent driver and are seeking aggressive legal representation, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our talented legal team is committed to answering your questions, walking with you through the entire process and recovering maximum compensation for your auto accident case. We are right here, available 24/7 to help you and your family.

9 things to do after a motor vehicle accident:

There are many critical steps to take after being in an accident. Here are our suggestions on what to do following a crash:

  • 1. Exchange insurance
  • 2. Call law enforcement
  • 3. Never admit fault
  • 4. Do not move your vehicle
  • 5. Accept transportation
  • 6. Report the accident
  • 7. Do not provide a recorded statement
  • 8. Do not post on social media
  • 9. Contact Us

Exchange insuranceExchange insurance information with all of the other vehicles involved in the crash including their name, address, phone number and insurance policy information.


Call law enforcementCall law enforcement immediately. Even if you think you may not be badly injured, the police report will help identify the parties and who is at fault for causing the crash.


Never admit faultNever admit fault. Your lawyer will investigate the details of your crash and help figure that out with you.


Do not move your vehicleDo not move your vehicle until you have taken photos of the location of impact, the accident scene, and the damage to your vehicle and all others involved in the crash.


Accept transportationAccept transportation to the hospital ER or be seen at a local Hospital or Urgent Care.


Report the accidentReport the accident to your insurance company right away and take note of the claim number assigned to your claim.


Do not provide a recorded statementDo not provide a recorded statement to any insurance company without first speaking with a lawyer.


Do not post on social mediaDo not post about the accident or your injuries on social media.


Contact UsContact an experienced personal injury attorney.

Auto Accident information Center:

Helpie FAQ

  • When to call a lawyer a motor vehicle accident?

    Right after an accident, the insurance company is investigating the claim and taking steps to assure that you recover as little compensation as possible for your injuries. It is critically important to contact a qualified auto accident attorney as soon as possible to protect yourself from the insurance company and make sure the proper steps are taken to investigate the accident and secure the evidence necessary to prove responsibility for the crash.

  • How do I pay for a personal injury attorney?

    Auto Accident cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means that you are not charged any out of pocket expenses in connection with hiring a lawyer. After the lawyer resolves your case either by settlement or jury verdict, then the applicable attorney fee is paid from the proceeds of the settlement.

  • Should I provide a recorded statement to the insurance company?

    You are not required to provide a statement to the at fault driver’s insurance company. If one is requested, you should decline and defer to your attorney. You may be required to provide a statement to your own insurance company as most policies of auto insurance obligate you to provide “reasonable cooperation” which can include a statement. Do not provide a statement to any insurance company without first speaking to your attorney.

  • How do I get my property damage repaired after a motor vehicle accident?

    The at fault driver’s at fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for the repairs to your vehicle. If there is a dispute regarding who is responsible for causing the crash, you can arrange to have the repairs handled through your own insurance company, provided you have collision coverage on your policy.

  • How do I get a rental vehicle after a motor vehicle accident?

    The at fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for getting you into a rental vehicle. If there is a dispute regarding who is responsible for causing the crash, you can arrange for a rental through your own insurance company, provided you have rental coverage on your policy.

  • What is Florida PIP?

    Florida law requires auto insurance policies to include Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Following a motor vehicle crash, your own insurance would cover 80% of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages up to $10,000.00. This is the case regardless of who was at fault for the accident. You only have fourteen days to receive medical treatment following a crash in order to qualify for PIP. This means that even if your symptoms are mild, but you suspect you may be injured as a result of a crash, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible.

  • Who pays for my medical expenses after a motor vehicle accident?

    Initially, your medical expenses are covered in part by your own insurance policy under the PIP (“Personal Injury Protection”) coverage. Uncovered medical expenses are recovered by your attorney from the responsible party’s insurance company as part of your personal injury case. Typically, you should not incur any out of pocket medical expenses in connection with accident related treatment.

  • What kind of compensation can I recover from a motor vehicle accident?

    There is a wide variety of damages that can be recovered from a motor vehicle accident. The at fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for your past a future medical expenses. If you were unable to work due to your injuries, you can recover your lost wages. If your capacity to work in the future is diminished, you can recover compensation. Subject to proof that your injuries caused from a motor vehicle crash are permanent, you can recover compensation for pain and suffering both in the past and in the future. This is a very generalized overview of the types of compensation you can recover. Your attorney will counsel you in greater detail.

Types of Auto Accidents:

Our team handles all types of auto accidents causing serious injuries and death. The most common include:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an automobile collision and are seeking an exceptional team of auto accident attorneys in the Tampa Bay area, please contact Spinner Law Firm, P.A. for a free and immediate consultation. Take your first step toward protecting your legal rights and pursuing a successful verdict or settlement with the help of our dedicated attorneys. Call now: 813-991-5099. We are standing by 24/7 to help.

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