1 week ago

Florida Advocates

A little laugh.

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Cakewalk... 😅
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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Florida Advocates

Why a good attorney is so important in handling an insurance claim.

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Everything looked fine from the outside when Fran Adelson returned to her house the morning after Sandy hit in October 2012. Then she opened the front door.

“Everything was in a different place,” she said. “Why is that piece of furniture over here? Why was that—you couldn’t wrap your mind around it.”
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1 month ago

Florida Advocates

Fighting with your insurance company over a storm claim? Here's some advice from my latest Aventura News column. ...

Fighting with your insurance company over a storm claim?  Heres some advice from my latest Aventura News column.

1 month ago

Florida Advocates

At Autoberfest Food Truck Wars in Naples. Say hello to Jesse. ...

At Autoberfest Food Truck Wars in Naples. Say hello to Jesse.

1 month ago

Florida Advocates

EVENT MAP! ATMs available at banks north and south of event site. Weather is going to be phenomenal tomorrow for Autoberfest: Food Truck Wars! ...

1 month ago

Florida Advocates

Hope to see you at Autoberfest this Sunday in Naples!Florida Advocates is a private law firm specializing in insurance litigation, and focused on protecting the rights of homeowners and business dealing with insurance claims and Fema issues. They're participating in Autoberfest to help our community recover!

Stop on by and say hi to @flaadvocates!
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Hope to see you at Autoberfest this Sunday in Naples!

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Looking forward to meeting you on November 5

Autoberfest: FOOD TRUCK WARS!November 5, 2017, 11:00amGalleria Shoppe At VanderbiltAUTOBERFEST: FOOD TRUCK WARS!

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

● 40+ Gourmet Food Trucksg!
● 100+ Exotic and Luxury Automobiles competing for $500 Cash!
● Fire Truck Pull Contest - teams competing to pull an actual truck!
● Kids Zone
● Entertainment - Live from the @[551232998331154:274:Ben Allen Band] !

● Craft Beer Garden - featuring top local brewers @[166824033377731:274:Naples Beach Brewery], @[249707435422737:274:Islamorada Beer Company] @[399488666840119:274:Bury Me Brewing Co.] @[126049530937278:274:Big Top Brewing Company]

● Drinks from @[26376118037:274:Tito's Handmade Vodka]!

● VIP Wine Cave - complimentary wine tasting & @[203468776336103:274:Stella Artois] beer, raffle, hand-rolled cigar booth!

Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club - A portion of event proceeds benefit Collier County charities and Irma Hurricane relief in Collier County. @[452037298208859:274:Community Foundation of Collier County]

Thank you to our growing list of generous sponsors:

@[129575020406407:274:Germain BMW of Naples], @[286190511728043:274:Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs], @[7753384227:274:GEICO], @[432862386815800:274:Naples Wine Collection], @[595387907249565:274:Presstige Printing], @[610983302250349:274:Costco] @[15240089946:274:Costco], @[1776900785881172:274:Coastal Beverage, Ltd]

Contact: autoberfest@gmail.com
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Autoberfest: FOOD TRUCK WARS!

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Look for a warmer, drier winterThe NWS dry season outlook for South Florida has been released, calling for the likelihood of a warmer and drier than normal winter and spring. For details on what that means, as well as more detailed information, visit www.weather.gov/media/mfl/news/DrySeasonOutlook2017_2018.pdf ...

Look for a warmer, drier winter

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Florida Advocates is proud to support Autoberfest: Food Truck Wars.

Stop by and say hello to us at the Florida Advocates tent.UPDATED: A List Of The Food Trucks Coming to Naples November 5
#SWFR #Autoberfest #FoodTruckWars
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Florida Advocates is proud to support Autoberfest: Food Truck Wars.

Stop by and say hello to us at the Florida Advocates tent.

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Helpful Tips for Dealing With Your Insurance After the Storm:
We're seeing now that while cleanup is under way and repair work has started many people are still waiting to hear back from their insurers regarding payment of their claims or even, in some cases, getting the insurer to come out for the initial inspection. Here are some things to know about how the process should move, the required deadlines and how to get your insurance company to move on your claim:

1. INSURERS ARE BACKED UP AND SHORT-HANDED BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE STORMS BUT NO ONE SHOULD BE WAITING 30 DAYS TO SEE AN ADJUSTER. Make sure your claim report and proof of loss form are submitted to the insurance company. Once those are in the insurance company by law typically has a maximum of 90 days to pay the claim or they can be sued and be liable for interest and attorney’s fees on top of the claim if they are wrong,
2. BECAUSE AN INSURER CAN BE LIABLE FOR PENALTIES AND ATTORNEY’S FEES IF IT IS OVERDUE ON THE CLAIM AN ATTORNEY MAY SPEED THINGS ALONG. Most insurance attorneys will represent you without charging anything up front, but will work on a contingency where they get paid a percentage (usually 1/3) of your recovery and in many cases the attorney will not even charge you any percentage of your recovery if she is confident that she can recover he fees as a penalty from the insurance company if she wins.

WE CAN HELP WITH QUESTIONS. RUSS@FLADVOCATES.COM
754-263-4252
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Helpful Tips for Dealing With Your Insurance After the Storm:
Were seeing now that while cleanup is under way and repair work has started many people are still waiting to hear back from their insurers regarding payment of their claims or even, in some cases, getting the insurer to come out for the initial inspection.  Here are some things to know about how the process should move, the required deadlines and how to get your insurance company to move on your claim:

1. INSURERS ARE BACKED UP AND SHORT-HANDED BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE STORMS BUT NO ONE SHOULD BE WAITING 30 DAYS TO SEE AN ADJUSTER.    Make sure your claim report and proof of loss form are submitted to the insurance company.  Once those are in the insurance company by law typically has a maximum of 90 days to pay the claim or they can be sued and be liable for interest and attorney’s fees on top of the claim if they are wrong,
2. BECAUSE AN INSURER CAN BE LIABLE FOR PENALTIES AND ATTORNEY’S FEES IF IT IS OVERDUE ON THE CLAIM AN ATTORNEY MAY SPEED THINGS ALONG.  Most insurance attorneys will represent you without charging anything up front, but will work on a contingency where they get paid a percentage (usually 1/3) of your recovery and in many cases the attorney will not even charge you any percentage of your recovery if she is confident that she can recover he fees as a penalty from the insurance company if she wins.

WE CAN HELP WITH QUESTIONS.  RUSS@FLADVOCATES.COM
754-263-4252

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Free blue tarpsA limit of 2 tarps per household is available until supplies last at South Regional Library, 6065 Lely Cultural Parkway, during its business hours of Fri-Sat 9am-5pm and Mon-Thursday 9am-7pm. ...

Free blue tarps

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Join us and Baptist Health Primary Care & Publix as we celebrate 25 years of our Adopt A Family program. Be part of the tradition of giving the gift of joy to a family in need. Register today at www.aaf.neighbors4neighbors.org #helpingfeelsgood #holiday #donate #giving #tistheseason
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2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Heartbreaking!Aerial photography shows what a neighborhood in Santa Rosa looked like before the Northern California firestorm. With at least 10 dead and 1,500 structures destroyed, it's already one of the worst fires in state history. lat.ms/2fWgDem

(Photos by Google Earth and California Highway Patrol)
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Heartbreaking!

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

In case you were wondering....The Collier County Solid Waste Department is telling us that the strong sulfur smell traveling throughout the county is originating from the county landfill off Collier Boulevard north of I-75. The increase in municipal solid waste resulting from Hurricane Irma and the recent rains have caused some odor in the landfill. Waste Management International has been covering the active landfill area with a mixture of dirt, mulch and shell in an effort to mitigate the odor, however, the current wind flow is transporting the odor to the southeastern Golden Gate Estates area and other areas of the county. WMI will add additional dirt mulch mix tomorrow to ensure the odor is contained. ...

In case you were wondering....

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Limited time offer - $75 tickets now $50 for a night of tasting and pairing with 10 of South Florida’s best chefs at National Hotel to benefit Neighbors 4 Neighbors in their effort to help recent hurricane victims. www.blacktie-southflorida.com/calendar/event-details.cfm?id=14955 ...

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Great work from Neighbors4NeighborsSo many talented Chefs committed to helping our friends & family who's been affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
Join us on October 11th to try all delicious foods by South Florida's most known chefs.
#OnlyatTheNational

Check out each picture with their biographies!
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Great work from Neighbors4Neighbors

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Great article in SouthFloridaReporter.com written by JD Underwood from Florida Advocates.Car Damaged by Hurricane Irma, Am I Covered?
#SFLR #HurricaneIrma
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Great article in SouthFloridaReporter.com written by JD Underwood from Florida Advocates.

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

A world of thanks to Sketchers for their shoe donation to the residents of the Keys.

Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Live at the shoe distribution with our partners from SKECHERS, Farm Share and Delivering Good!
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2 months ago

Florida Advocates

We are so proud of the work of the entire Neighbors 4 Neighbors team!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Excited to be at Farm Share to see the amazing shoes donated by SKECHERS and Delivering Good for our neighbors in the Keys!
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2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Update from Collier CountyFEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Collier County today to help local hurricane survivors. The DRC will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support in most languages to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the state of Florida are available to provide assistance to anyone needing help with completing the applications or updating their status. Voluntary organizations are available and offer a variety of services to help survivors recover.

The DRC is located at:

Golden Gate Community Center (Collier County)
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL 34116

The registration process is the first step in your recovery and requires information such as insurance policies, and bank information for possible direct transfer of funds. You are encouraged to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA Mobile App, or via phone through the Helpline below before visiting a DRC.

Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Information on the registration process is available in ASL HERE.

Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews are canvassing affected areas and are able to register survivors for FEMA assistance, if needed. Telephonic Interpretation Services are available in many languages to assist survivors with language needs. When residents require further assistance, the teams may refer them to a DRC.

If you’re already registered, it is not necessary to visit a DRC, but you may still want to go speak with a Recovery Specialist to update your status or find help from the other organizations. Some tips to remember:
FEMA grants do not have to be repaid.
FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled
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Update from Collier County

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

A public adjuster advised that today an insurer offered to pay a policyholder a supplement of $8,000.00 on their claim for damages under the condition that the policyholder would "surrender" their policy - meaning that the policy would no longer exist after the payment is made. Why? ...

2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Free Community Support Group: Coping After Irma
Sat., Oct. 7 1:00 - 2:30p
425 North First Street Immokalee
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2 months ago

Florida Advocates

Find your local, trusted insurance professional at www.fapia.net. Always choose a member of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. Our members are held to a high ethical standard and they care about providing good and valuable professional services to policyholders across the state. ...

3 months ago

Florida Advocates

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1547450011981442&id=141536609239463Here is critical information from our partners at Collier County Government. Please take precautions and drive safely.

Important Warning
Heavy Rainfall Expected
Debris Blocking Roadway Swales Will Cause Countywide Flooding

A tropical storm system developing in the western Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring heavy rainfall to SW Florida during the next several days.

Because large amounts of hurricane-related vegetative debris have been piled in the roadside swale system blocking drainage inlets and outfalls, it is expected that all areas of Collier County will experience flooding, especially on roadways.

Collier County Road Maintenance crews are working to clear swales and drainage inlets to mitigate the flooding, but because of the large amount of debris, flooding will occur. Crews will not be able to make a significant difference in the outcome.

Residents are urged to safely and immediately clear blocked storm sewer inlet drains, grates and swales of all obstructions including leaves, branches and debris.

Residents are reminded to be cautious of where they place debris piles. Do not block roads, swales, storm water grates, driveways, sidewalks, mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants and utility poles. Never place debris in canals or other waterways. Debris removal trucks will make several passes through neighborhoods so it is not necessary to place all debris at the edge of the property/roadway now.

Additionally, it is important that residents closely monitor local news, heed warnings from the National Weather Service and local officials, and remember “If You Can’t See the Ground, Turn Around” when approaching a flooded roadway.

Important reminders during flooding:

• Never walk or drive in the flood waters. Many people are killed by driving or walking on roads and bridges that are covered by water. Even though the water might look only inches deep, it could be much deeper and have strong currents. It only takes two feet of water to carry away a car, and six inches of swiftly moving water will sweep a person off their feet.

• Find an alternate route around the flooded area. If you are approaching a flooded roadway, turn around and take an alternate route, even though vehicles in front of you may have passed through the high water.

• Don't assume your vehicle is safe. High water in streets and intersections will quickly stall motor vehicles. Most trucks, four-wheel drives and sport utility vehicles also are susceptible to being swept away by high water.

• Never stay with your car in a flooded area. If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground. Many deaths have resulted from attempts to move stalled vehicles.

• Never let children play near canals or storm drains when the water is rising or high. Swimming skills have nothing to do with surviving a flooded creek or stream. Flood time is not a time for play. Keep children out of flooded areas.

To report serious road flooding issues, please contact the Collier County Road Maintenance Division at (239) 252-8924.

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3 months ago

Florida Advocates

Please read and share...If you registered for disaster assistance and receive a disaster loan application, please complete it because it’s a critical step in figuring out what kind of aid may be available to you. If you have questions, call us or visit a Disaster Recovery Center: www.fema.gov/drc. ...

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3 months ago

Florida Advocates

Our latest storm info from the Aventura News.
Storm questions? We can help. FLADVOCATES.com.
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Our latest storm info from the Aventura News. 
Storm questions? We can help. FLADVOCATES.com.

3 months ago

Florida Advocates

Post Maria: Puerto Rico Search And Rescue; Trump To Visit Next Week (Videos)
#SFLR
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Great water restoration seminar in Ft. Lauderdale. Thrilled to have Senator Jeremy Ring -- candidate for Florida Chief Financial Officer -- address the crowd as our honored guest for my presentation on water damage claims. ...

Great water restoration seminar in Ft. Lauderdale. Thrilled to have Senator Jeremy Ring -- candidate for Florida Chief Financial Officer -- address the crowd as our honored guest for my presentation on water damage claims.Image attachmentImage attachment