Powered by high-speed winds, storm surges, heavy rainfalls, and the ability to demolish entire neighborhoods, a Hurricane is one of the deadliest and most destructive forces of nature. Making landfall as a Category 5 Hurricane, Ian left our neighbors in Southwest Florida devastated.
In a recent report from the Office of the Governor of Florida, the following counties were severely impacted by Hurricane Ian:
- Sarasota County
- Hillsborough County
- Manatee County
- Lee County
- Collier County
- Charlotte County
As long-time Floridians, we have weathered every type of storm and we understand the frustration and emotional toll that follows a hurricane. In most cases, the amount of property damage claims often skyrockets after a natural disaster. Historically, our personal injury firm sees an increase in cases involving injuries sustained during an evacuation, injuries from working during the hurricane, and injuries sustained during storm cleaning, roof repair, power restoration, tree trimming, and building repair.
Common Injury Cases We Handle Following A Hurricane
- Electrocution, Electrical Injuries from Coming in Contact with Electrical Wires or Downed Power Lines
- Falling Debris, Tree Limbs, or Construction and Repair Materials
- Cuts and Lacerations from Transporting, Managing or Installing Building Materials
- Falling from Heights During Tree Trimming, Roof Repair, and Installation
- Chainsaws and Power Tools Injuries
- Machine Entanglement Injuries and Amputations
- Injuries from a Building, Trench, or Structural Collapse
- Severe Burns, Crushing, or Amputations involving Defective Machinery, Generators, and other emergency backups
- Serious Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries involving Debris, Pooled Water, Holes in the Floor
- Entrapment or Injuries Sustained in a Confined Space
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Negligent Security
Hurricanes Increase the Risk of Auto Accidents
Often overlooked, the rate of auto accidents nearly doubles following a natural disaster or hurricane. Auto accidents during this time often stem from power outages, hazardous road conditions, flooding or standing water, and road collapse.
Get Help with Your Hurricane Injury Claim Today:
If you or a loved one were injured during the evacuation, during storm cleaning, or while repairing a roof or building, we encourage you to contact our attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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