Throughout all of Florida, the ground is made up of limestone. This sedimentary rock can erode over time from contact with the acids found in rainwater and in soil “pore spaces,” or the spaces between soil particles. This erosion causes large cavities to form in the ground—often referred to as sinkholes. While some areas of Florida experience more of these ground depressions, the entire state is susceptible to sinkholes. [Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, “Florida Geological Survey – Hazards – Sinkholes,” http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/hazards/sinkholes.htm, updated November 2014, accessed November 2014.]
If a sinkhole forms on your property, your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety may be at risk. A sinkhole can render your home uninhabitable, or could cause serious injuries to you and your loved ones.
Sinkholes located near or underneath your home can cause damage including warped floors and cracks in interior walls, around windows, or in your home’s foundation. Some sinkholes have been large enough to swallow one or more homes! [Source: Earth Tech, “Sinkhole Warning Signs,” http://www.earthtech.net/residential/sinkhole-truth/sinkhole-warning-signs/, accessed November 2014.] Because of the state’s geological makeup, architects, city planners, and neighborhood have a legal responsibility to determine the land’s sinkhole susceptibility before building.
If a builder’s negligence led to your home’s sinkhole damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact John Bales Attorneys today for a free consultation. Our experienced sinkhole claims lawyers can help protect your legal rights to get the resolution you deserve.
Your may be entitle to compensation if a builder’s negligence led to injury or your home’s sinkhole damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact John Bales Attorneys today for a free consultation. Our experienced sinkhole claims lawyers can help protect your legal rights to get the resolution you deserve.
John Bales Attorneys—Our Lawyers Know Sinkholes
The sinkhole claims lawyers of John Bales Attorneys thoroughly understand Florida’s geology, as well as the causes and consequences of sinkholes. Our experienced attorneys have successfully identified, investigated, and obtained compensation for many sinkhole claims.
As a resident of Florida, you must watch for warning signs that a sinkhole may be forming. Sinkholes form for a variety of reasons, including:
- Cover-Collapse: Sinkholes can occur when water gradually dissolves limestone near the ground’s surface.
- Cover-Subsidence: Sand, soil, and clay filling underground cavities left by dissolved limestone can cause sinkholes to form.
- Limestone-Collapse: This type of sinkhole happens as a result of a limestone ceiling cavity collapse.
- Limestone-Solution: When rainwater erodes limestone, common in high-water table conditions, sinkholes can form.
Do not try to handle your sinkhole claim on your own—contact the experienced lawyers at John Bales Attorneys right now. Our legal team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Don’t try to handle your sinkhole claim alone—contact John Bales Attorneys today for a free consultation. Our experienced legal staff has the legal and geological knowledge required to file a strong sinkhole claim.
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If your home has been rendered uninhabitable by a sinkhole, your life likely feels chaotic; and if this damage is the result of a builder’s negligence, you may also feel angry. Do not add the strain of filing a sinkhole claim to your already stressful situation. Contact the sinkhole claims attorneys at John Bales Attorneys today. You may be entitled to compensation that can help you and your family.
Our experienced sinkhole claims lawyers have a thorough understanding of Florida’s geology; and have helped many whose homes have been damaged by sinkholes. We will work to identify the cause of the sinkhole, investigate the extent of the damage, and work to file a claim and help get you the resolution you deserve.
If your home has been damaged or destroyed by a sinkhole, contact us today so we can help get you the compensation you may be owed.
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