November 7, 2017

Injured during a Hurricane or Storm?

Categories: Personal Injury

Although most people attempt to prepare for a hurricane, these storms may still result in property damage or personal injury. For instance, in spite of the community’s efforts, Hurricane Irma created more than 465 dangerous “events” — meaning an illness or injury that happened in preparation for the hurricane, during the hurricane itself, or during the post-storm clean-up period. It’s an understatement to say that such an event may permanently affect the individual and his or her family for life.

Did you know that the majority of hurricane events occur after the passage of the hurricane or in the clean-up process necessary to repair streets and homes? While it is logical to presume that most of the danger comes while the storm is actively overhead, only about 20 percent of the Irma-related damages or events occurred before or during the hurricane’s landfall.

Not surprisingly, nearly four out of every five hurricane “events” befall people when they are outdoors, and 70 percent occur in and around individual residences.

If you have been injured before, during, or after a storm “event,” Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore in Tampa, FL can help. While the negligence of others may not account for all storm-related injuries, it may contribute to some hurricane events, and our personal-injury attorneys can guide you in considering whether and how to file a lawsuit. In addition, not all hurricane injury victims receive proper consideration of their insurance claims. Let our attorneys help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the specifics of hurricane events and insurance and are here to help.

Contact Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore by phone (800) 360-6439 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.

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