The last time a major hurricane struck the United States was during the record storm year of 2005. The United States has never gone six years with out a major strike.
In 2005 we saw 15 hurricanes and seven major storms of category 3 or higher, including Hurricane Katrina which struck New Orleans, killing at least 1,836 people. Moreover, hurricane Katrina and Rita caused $91 billion in damages, destroyed 115 energy platforms in the golf and shut down 95% of gulf oil production and almost 30% of US refining capacity.
As this hurricane season gets underway, forecasters are predicting an above normal hurricane season. The last hurricane that hit the United States was hurricane Ike, a category 2 storm back in 2008. There has not been a three-year period without a US hurricane strike since the 1860s.
Hurricanes are the Planet’s worst storms.
Hurricanes are the most powerful and destructive storms on the planet. Between 1990 and 2009 hurricanes inflicted $152.4 billion in insured losses in the United States, and accounted for 45.2% of the country’s catastrophic losses during that same time period.
This year, the insurance industry may be under greater strain because of large losses infected by record-setting tornadoes that have killed more than 500 people and destroyed at least $3 billion to $ 6.5 billion of insured property.
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Before opening our law firm in 2006, our attorneys worked for some of the state’s, and nation’s, largest law firms, and worked representing the insurance companies for years. Our attorneys are now uniquely positioned to use that experience to assist individuals and businesses alike throughout Florida with their insurance claims. As a result, our attorneys are well versed in the impact insurance has on businesses, condominiums, and individuals alike. Our insurance litigation practice group is prepared to tackle your insurance claim.
Given our extensive experience litigating for, and against, insurance companies, our insurance litigation practice group is prepared to provide aggressive, efficient and effective representation on a broad spectrum of insurance claims in Florida for local, national, and international clients. We are prepared to advocate insurance claims at the pre-suit stage, trial, appellate and arbitration levels.
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