Recently, I filed suit against Nationwide Florida for denying a homeowners insurance for substantial hurricane damage to our clients’ home. Our clients sustained wind and rain damage to their home from Hurricanes Charley, Francis and Jeanne. After the storms, our clients submitted the claim to Nationwide Florida, their homeowners insurance company.
Our clients have expended roughly $1,200,000 thus far in repairs to their home. Nationwide hired an engineer who advised that the damage (which did not exist before the 3 hurricanes ravaged the home) was due to problems with the original construction. Interestingly, this is almost the exact same issue which we successfully tried to a jury verdict a few months ago in Orange County Circuit Court against State Farm. In that case we obtained a verdict of nearly double the policy limits.
The lawsuit was filed in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. We have successfully pursued 100’s of similar claims for homeowners and business owners throughout the State of Florida.