If you are digging out and unbattening the hatches in South Florida, lawyer may not be at the top of your to-do list. It is worth keeping a lawyer on the list, though, because you never know what challenges you are going to encounter in the coming days that you will need to help of a lawyer to work through.
While most people assume that lawyers are only to be called when a situation has come to an impasse, the reality is that the earlier a lawyer is involved in a dispute, the better chance there is of a resolution that does not involve litigation, acrimony, or most importantly, using up precious resources. This is because lawyers are problem solvers of the first order. They’re main job is to find a way for you to do what you want and need to do without running afoul of the law or anyone else.
Thus, in a post-hurricane South Florida, lawyer should definitely be on the list because the process of repairing, rebuilding, and renewal necessarily pits interests against each other. The insurance company has a vested interest in turning a profit for shareholders while you have a vested interest in getting the most amount of money for rebuilding or replacement that you can possibly realize. The local government has a vested interest in everyone rebuilding on the city’s terms, but maybe the landowner sees this as the opportunity to build the house of his dreams.
With a South Florida, lawyer by your side as a business owner, homeowner, insured, some of the above, or all of the above, you will have someone who will help you navigate these opposing interests and help you solve the problem. The solution may require litigation and it may not. Your South Florida, lawyer will be able to advise you on your rights and options and help you implement whatever it is that you ultimately decide.
Even if you do not have a conflict on the horizon, your experiences during this last epic natural disaster may have exposed some problems with your status quo in a number of areas from insurance to liability coverage to operating policies before and after a storm. Now is the time to implement the lessons you have learned from Irma to ensure your response to the next disaster is a textbook example of how to get it done. A South Florida, lawyer can help you identify the areas of your disaster response that need improvement and implement those change in addition to all of the other vital and valuable services you may need.