Tallahassee Attorneys Obtain a Defense Verdict in a First Party Windstorm Case

Posted in Legal Alerts on October 20, 2022

Joshua Canton, Michael Bonfanti, and Taylor Hansford from the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida office recently tried a first party windstorm case in Flagler County. The Plaintiffs argued at trial that the damage to the tile roof and interior of the home was caused by a non-catastrophic windstorm. The Defendant argued that the damage to tile roof was the result of wear, tear, and/or deterioration. The Defendant also argued the interior damage was excluded from coverage as it was not the result of a wind created opening caused by a peril insured against. The jury found for the Defendant and awarded the Plaintiffs nothing ($0) for repair of the home.