Florida law requires insurance companies to offer coverage for damage due to
sinkhole activity. Additionally, Florida law requires that once an insurer receives
information regarding any damage to an insured's property as a result of settlement
activity, the insurance company must hire a geotechnical engineering firm to
perform an investigation sufficient to rule out sinkhole activity within a professional
certainty, at no cost to the insured.
You, as a homeowner, are not required to
prove the existence of a sinkhole in order to make an insurance claim. After
you notify your insurance company of your claim, they have the burden of determining
whether the damage resulted from sinkhole activity.
Let the dedicated sinkhole lawyers of Marshall Thomas Thomas, PLLC protect your rights as a Florida homeowner. If you have sustained sinkhole damage and have filed or are considering filing a claim with your insurance carrier, please call our office to discuss your rights under Florida law. We will aggressively and efficiently prosecute claims on your behalf. Consultations with an experienced sinkhole attorney are always free.