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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from November, 2012

Tampa Sinkhole Information


The greater Tampa Bay area is well known for its sinkhole activity which affects numerous homes and commercial businesses on a continuing, yearly basis. Sinkholes are naturally occurring and can also be caused by construction and ground water pumping activities. Sinkholes develop more commonly where the rock bed below the surface is made up of salt beds, carbonate rock or limestone. As the limestone or carbonate rock dissolves over time, it develops spaces or empty pockets underneath the land surface. Our Tampa Sinkhole Attorneys have litigate sinkhole claims and assist homeowners in ensuring their property insurance company covers the evaluation and repairs necessary to correct the sinkhole activity.

Because sinkhole activity on your residential property is your responsibility, it can be rather difficult to navigate through your homeowner's insurance policy. Because it can additionally become rather complex to discuss corrective sinkhole repair activity with engineers, it may simply be beneficial to retain a sinkhole attorney to assist you through the case.

We have identified some of the more common conditions that can be an early sign of potential sinkhole activity on your property:

  • Uneven flooring in your home
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Cracks in your garage
  • Cracks in your driveway
  • Cracks in your swimming pool
  • Cracks around the swimming pool deck
  • Sinking fence posts
  • Cracking to door frames in your house
  • Stair step cracking to the outer foundation of your home
  • Cracking to your ceiling
  • Doors that have become difficult to close or shut
  • Windows that have become difficult to close or shut

Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, Tampa Insurance Attorneys, represent homeowners who have been denied coverage under their insurance policies. Our attorneys litigate cases throughout Florida including Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk and Orange County. If you have submitted a claim to your homeowners' insurance policy that has been denied, please contact us, your Tampa First Party Insurance Attorneys.

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