Property damage can come in many forms. From water damage to the use of shoddy construction materials, it is not uncommon for homeowners to seek the legal guidance of a real estate attorney. At the first sign of trouble, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our office who can answer your questions and provide the representation you need.
At Salpeter Gitkin LLP, we have extensive experience representing the full range of Florida clients facing real estate matters. Whether you are renting an apartment or have purchased a high-rise condo, or you live in a townhome or a single-family home, our firm stands ready to guide you through the legal process of monetary recovery following your incident.
Property damage claims typically fall into two different categories:
- First-party claims: When your property is damaged, your first call is typically to your insurance carrier. Unfortunately, the insurance carrier might devalue, delay or deny the claim altogether. When you need to pursue legal action against your insurance company, this is called a first-party claim.
- Third-party claims: As opposed to seeking recovery from your insurance carrier, in a third-party claim, you seek monetary recovery directly from the responsible party. This could be your upstairs neighbor who had a leaky faucet that dripped water down the wall to your apartment, or a contractor who incorrectly installed your deck pillars causing the whole structure to come crashing down. There are countless ways that your home can suffer damage by a third party.
As soon as you've identified an issue, it is crucial that you discuss the matter with a skilled Fort Lauderdale attorney. Our firm can be reached by phone, or through our convenient online contact form.