MIAMI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hurricane Wilma victims only have until October of this year to file their claims. The statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit for un-reimbursed insurance claims ends October 23, 2009. A press conference by lead trial counsel and firm partner Daniel Rosenbaum, of Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum, and residents of Buckley Towers will be held to answer questions regarding this unprecedented verdict, the largest judgment ever against insurance giant QBE. This jury verdict is of paramount concern to the Buckley Towers families whose damaged homes are in the middle of a condemnation proceeding by Miami-Dade County’s Unsafe Structures Board. The briefing will also provide critical information to families and other condominium property and co-operative associations who may feel intimidated by their insurance company or may be questioning whether their insurance claims were properly adjusted.
Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum partner Daniel Rosenbaum won a $20.4 million verdict against QBE Insurance Company in Miami Federal Court on February 13, 2009, after two weeks of testimony, for Hurricane Wilma damages. “While the total judgment amount with prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees and costs will approach $30 million, I am most gratified about saving our clients’ homes,” said Rosenbaum.
Buckley Towers owners claimed that the twin towers sustained major structural damages from Hurricane Wilma when it struck South Florida on October 24, 2005. At issue was whether Buckley Towers was committing insurance fraud for exaggerating the claim and if not, whether the damages were attributable to poor building maintenance or were otherwise excluded by the insurance policy from coverage. The Federal jury of four women and four men entered their verdict after approximately three hours of deliberation and awarded every dollar requested in the closing argument by Rosenbaum.
About Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum:
Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum (www.kgrlawfirm.com) is a full-service law firm, including representation of all aspects of community association representation. The firm presently represents over 1,000 common interest ownership communities throughout the State of Florida and has handled thousands of hurricane claims on behalf of consumers from its offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and West Palm Beach. For more information, call (800) 393-1529.
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