Understanding Property Damage Claims Following a Hurricane

Understanding Property Damage Claims Following a Hurricane

Property Damage
Hurricanes are one of the most devastating natural disasters in the U.S., hitting Florida especially hard. Each year thousands of homeowners, renters, and business owners file insurance claims to seek compensation for property damage incurred during these storms. The problem is, however, that many insurance companies fail to pay claims as they should. People affected by hurricanes often file claims for: Public Utilities: Even people not directly impacted by the hurricane’s path can suffer the consequences. Offices and homes can lose electrical, water, and communication abilities due to a hurricane, even if they live up to 600 miles away. These people often need to file insurance claims for their losses. Equipment: Businesses affected by the destructive forces of a hurricane often file insurance claims to seek compensation for damaged equipment.…
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7 Examples of White Collar Crimes

7 Examples of White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes
A white collar crime encompasses a variety of different crimes and schemes, but it usually involves a crime that is committed through deceit and is driven by financial gain, also commonly called fraud. Generally speaking, white collar crimes are non-violent, but the penalties in Florida for them can be severe depending on the amount of money assigned to the crime. Some examples of white collar crimes include: Blackmail: Blackmail occurs when someone demands money, while threatening to cause bodily harm, damage property, or reveal secrets of another person. Bribery: When someone attempts to influence a person’s opinions, actions, or decisions by offering them money or services, he/she is committing bribery. Counterfeiting: Counterfeiting occurs when a person copies an item without authorization, and attempts to pass the copy off as the…
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Examples of Product Liability Claims

Examples of Product Liability Claims

Product Liability
Using a product that is defective or improperly labeled often results in injuries for the user. In legal terms, this type of case is known as a product liability claim. If you have suffered an injury from a defective product, it is essential to work with a personal injury attorney in Miami who can seek to get you compensation for your suffering. There are many types of product liability claims which fall into one of the three categories listed below. Defectively Designed Products: Products fall into this category if an entire line of products is dangerous, even though they were made correctly according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Products in this category often go through the process of product recalls. Some examples include electric blankets that electrocute the user when the…
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