Lightning Damage Claims Attorney
Florida is considered the lightning capital of the United States. If you are in your home or commercial property during a lightning storm, the National Lightning Safety Institute advises people to stay off the phone and keep away from windows and doors. Electrical current from a lightning strike can run through the wires in your house, so it is wise to stay off the computer and refrain from using electrical appliances.
Lightning strikes can be a hazard to the individuals inside the home or commercial building as well as the property itself. The majority of lightning damage occurs from an electrical surge that can cause damage to computers, appliances, phone systems, televisions, washers, video game systems, and the property’s electric system. After a lightning strike property owners should check all of their appliances and electrical systems to make sure they are in working order. If the property owner discovers a broken or not fully functioning item they should immediately disconnect it and call an electrical expert to inspect the property. These types of losses can be problematic because there may not be visible signs of lightning damage. Many insurance adjusters may claim that the damage was the result of a power surge, defective product, or appliance. This is where the electrical expert would be of help. The electrical expert will be able to confirm that the damages were in fact cause by lightning.
Lightning strikes may also affect the structure of a building. One of the most common types is a fire caused by the lightning strike. However, lightning can cause damage to walls, concrete, plaster, and glass. When the lightning storm has subsided property owners should inspect the interior and exterior of the structure for possible lighting damage.
If an individual believes their property has been struck their lightning, they should immediately call their insurance carrier. It may be of help to hire a knowledgeable lightning damage claims attorney that can assist you with the claim.
Coral Gables (305) 631-2528
Orlando (407) 603-7940
Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia, LLP
815 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:30pm