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The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented many hotel owners with properties that have sustained significant damage from wind, hail and wind, water, and other damages. Hotel owners must not only address the significant damages to their buildings and other property when a large hurricane loss occurs, but also must address existing guests’ needs as well as future reservations, all of which often leads to a substantial business interruption (or business income loss) claim.
Typically, commercial or hotel insurance policies will provide for business income coverage during the period of restoration for the covered loss to the property. However, a hotel insured’s business income loss claim can be severely underpaid if the insurance company’s adjuster underestimates the scope or amount of loss. Likewise, even when the period of restoration (i.e., the time it takes to repair the covered damages) is agreed upon between the insurance company and the hotel insured, the method of calculating the amount owed for the business income loss portion of the claim can also often be in dispute.
The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented hundreds of residential and commercial property owners whose claims have been wrongly denied or underpaid. If you find yourself in a dispute with your insurance company due to the delay or denial of your hurricane hotel damage or negligence claims, then then please contact us to discuss how we may be of assistance. The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC can help you recover what you are owed under your insurance policy.
If you own or operate either a hotel or a motel, you know the business is basically all about keeping your occupancy rate as high as possible.
If your hotel or motel suffers property damage, whether from weather, guests, or something else, resulting in rooms not being able to be rented out, that can drastically hurt your bottom line. When your insurance company then tries to shortchange you, the situation may seem dire.
If your hotel or motel was damaged, the hotel damage lawyer at Grisham & Kendall are here to help you recover fair compensation from your insurance company. We’ll review your policy and fight to get you what you are owed. Oftentimes, just having a hotel property damage attorney involved will get your insurance company to take your hotel insurance claim more seriously.
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One of the reasons insurance companies may dispute, deny, or delay a hotel or motel insurance claim is simply because they can. Insurance companies want to make profits. As motel and hotel insurance claims are often large claims, by paying out as a little as possible, the insurance company makes more profit for itself.
Many insurance companies are aware that motel and hotel property owners may not have the time or resources to fight back, so they may try to take advantage of that. Another reason may be that the insurance company doesn’t believe the damages were actually caused by the event that is claimed to have happened.
If your insurance company disputes, denies, or delays your hotel or motel insurance claim, you need a lawyer on your side. At Grisham & Kendall, we have experience fighting insurance companies and will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you are owed.
Bad faith insurance is a type of insurance claim where the insurance company denies or disputes the claim, even when it is valid, in order to save money. This can be very frustrating for the policyholder, who may not have the time or resources to fight back. At Grisham & Kendall, we have experience fighting insurance companies and will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you are owed.
There are a number of different types of hotel property damage that can occur, and each can result in a significant loss for the business. Some examples include:
-Damage from guests, such as food and drink spills, damage to furniture or fixtures, and violence or vandalism
-Damage from weather conditions, such as flooding, high winds, or hail
-Water damage, such as from a broken pipe or overflowing sink or toilet
If your motel or hotel was damaged and your insurance company is being difficult, the hotel damage lawyers at Grisham & Kendall can help.
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Yes, a hotel may pursue litigation against a guest, developer, contractor, builder, or other party if they believe them liable for damages. In certain instances, where damage is accidental and reported to the hotel by the guest, the hotel can claim against their insurance.
Hotels may charge guests for damage to rooms. This typically will run anywhere from $50 to $1000, depending on the damage done. In one recent case, a guest was charged $250 for a damage mattress. Hotels usually absorb the costs related to small damage claims like a chipped or broken piece of glassware or lamp. These smaller types of claims can average between $5,000 to $12,000 a year for a 120-room hotel.
The hotel damage insurance claim process starts with an initial consultation between our lawyers and the client where we learn about the situation and determine your insurance company’s percentage of liability for the damages based on your policy and what we believe your compensation should be. Once we have this information, we will begin working with your insurance company on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.