Florida residents know all too well how destructive excess water can be. Whether it is the humidity in the air or water coming into homes during a hurricane, the same liquid that we depend on to live can easily destroy our homes and most prized belongings. When that happens, we turn to our insurance policies to help put the pieces back together.
There has been a growing trend in the insurance industry recently for insurance companies to hire newly minted but out of work attorneys to act as claims adjusters. This job was once looked down upon as a role for lawyers, but with an increasingly competitive job market in traditional law firms, many recent law school graduates are looking for experience and are willing to work in these types of jobs.
Homeowners all along the East Coast continue to struggle to get the compensation that they are entitled to under the National Flood Insurance Program following the tremendous damage done by Hurricane Sandy late last year. The National Flood Insurance Program is a government insurance pool that is administered by private insurance companies.