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It may not be something we expect to happen, but it happens. Aircraft, including planes and helicopters, are constantly flying above our heads. When something happens to these large, heavy objects, they come down. And anything they hit is likely to suffer heavy damage. The same can be said for anything that falls off of these objects. If that's your property, repairing the damage can be expensive.
If your property is damaged by falling aircraft, or by materials jettisoned by aircraft, your property insurance likely covers such damage. The Tampa damage by aircraft lawyers at Germain Law Group can help you recover the damages from your insurance company. Your insurance company may offer a settlement that is below the true cost of the damage. Our attorneys can help you negotiate and fight for a settlement that reflects the true expenses you face. Call today at (813) 835-8888 to schedule a consultation.
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Airplane Damage on Florida Property
Airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft fly overhead constantly. However, when they lose the ability to fly due to a mechanical problem or any other reason, the only place they have to go is down. And that spells trouble for anyone below.
An airplane nosediving directly into your property could cause damage by its impact, and from any related explosion. Jet fuel is extremely combustible.
A crash landing could also significantly damage your property. There are many airfields in the Tampa area, and a mistake by any aircraft attempting to land could make a mistake and wind up in your property.
Additionally, airplanes occasionally jettison materials, either on accident or, sometimes, on purpose. If any of the jettisoned materials strike your property, repairing the damage could be costly. An aircraft could also lose a part that could fall onto your property.
What To Do After Aircraft Damage
If an aircraft crashes into your property, it's important to evacuate your family, employees and anyone else you know is on the premises immediately. As mentioned above, jet fuel is explosive. If it has not exploded, it may soon, and you want to be as far as possible. After you are safe, immediately contact emergency services. It's very likely that if there are people aboard the aircraft still alive, they are injured.
Once any immediate concerns are allayed, document all damage from the aircraft. Take many photographs. They could come in handy when you need to prove your damages. Write down all damage you see.
Claims for Helicopter or Aircraft Damage in Central Florida
Damage by aircraft is a very common named peril in property insurance policies. A named peril means something that a property insurance policy specifically covers. Your lawyer can file the claim on your behalf.
However, just because damage by airplane is covered in your insurance policy doesn't mean you'll automatically receive payment for your full claim. Your insurance company may try to offer a settlement that is lower than what you deserve. They may say the damage is not as extensive, or will not cost as much to repair. They may even attempt to deny your claim.
Don't simply accept the settlement offered, and do not sign anything the insurance company gives you. Your Tampa property insurance lawyer can seek to negotiate a higher settlement that more reflects the true cost of the damage. If they do not offer an adequate settlement or attempt to deny your claim, your lawyer can take your insurance company to court.
Germain Law Group | Central Florida Airplane Damage Attorney
If an airplane, helicopter or other aircraft crashes into your property, or jettisoned materials or falling parts damage it, the Tampa damage by aircraft lawyers at Germain Law Group can represent you to make sure you receive the recovery you deserve from your property insurance company. You pay premiums, so your insurance company should be there for you. Call us today at (813) 835-8888 to set up a consultation.