Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2006
With the 2006 hurricane season upon us, the Law Office of Samuel W. Bearman has launched a telephone hotline to answer questions related to hurricane law, insurance coverage, filing damage claims, and everything in between.
The Florida Hurricane Hotline™ is available to callers now and throughout the entire 2006 hurricane season. Conditions permitting, it may even be accessible during a hurricane. The hotline is a free service and is answered 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
The toll free number for the Florida Hurricane Hotline™ is (800) 760-6065 and can be dialed from anywhere in the country. Callers may be connected to speak directly with Attorney Samuel Bearman when available, or may leave a message for a callback.
“Because a huge part of my practice is hurricane law, I routinely get questions about home and property damage, wind vs. flood insurance, unfair treatment by insurance companies, how to prepare for a hurricane… and questions about filing a claim,” says Samuel Bearman. “Although I am officially launching this hotline today, many members of the media are familiar with this number and have used it to interview me for hurricane-related stories,” he added.
Having been through several major hurricanes himself, Bearman set up the 24-hour hotline to help people during the chaotic time before and after a big storm – and throughout the entire season. “Even though hurricanes bring an element of uncertainty and fear to people’s lives, calling this hotline can hopefully give them answers to their pressing legal and insurance questions, and afford them some peace of mind,” Bearman states.
Bearman, who has handled more than 150 hurricane cases and is a national speaker on hurricane law, warns about inadequate insurance coverage and lack of preparation. “The problem is, many people believe they are fully insured when they’re actually not,” Bearman says. “If a hurricane hits and someone gets flood damage for example, that person needs to have had a separate flood policy in order to be covered. A lot of people don’t know that.”
Bearman says the biggest regret most people have is not getting the right insurance coverage before a hurricane hits.