Help From a Wellington Insurance Attorney
As hurricane season fast approaches, making sure you and your family are prepared can provide you with greater peace of mind when storms are predicted for our area. A few simple steps can ensure the best results for your home and your family. Here are some of the most important elements to include in your hurricane preparedness plan.
Create a Disaster Kit
Even if you usually evacuate to higher ground when a storm is predicted, keeping a disaster kit at home and another in your vehicle can ensure greater safety for you and your family when a hurricane is headed your way. Your disaster kit should contain batteries and flashlights, bottled water, necessary medication, snacks and non-perishable food items and a radio that runs on batteries or a crank. Charging up portable power banks for mobile phones and devices can also provide added help in riding out the storm or moving away from it more safely.
Document the Condition of Your Home
Before a hurricane appears in the forecast, taking photos of the inside and outside of your home can provide you with the documentation you need to support claims of damage caused by the storm. Taking the time to photograph the current condition of your house can really pay off if you need to file an insurance claim. Your Wellington insurance attorney can use this photographic evidence in negotiations with your insurer and in court proceedings to prove your claims of damage caused by these major storms.
Upgrade Your Fixtures
Updating your home to hurricane-proof condition typically includes upgrading your windows, installing shutters and waterproofing walls and foundation to prevent water seepage from causing damage. These installations may be relatively costly. Your insurance company may offer you a discount, however, for implementing these safety features to reduce damage to your home in a hurricane. Working with a Wellington insurance attorney can sometimes provide you with added insights into the most practical and cost-effective adjustments to protect your home against major storms.
If you need a qualified and experienced Wellington insurance attorney, the Elstein Law Firm can provide you with the right representation for your claims and cases. We work with you to determine the best possible options for your situation. Call us today at 561-422-9888 to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to help you obtain the compensation to which you are fairly entitled for storm damages to your home or property.