In the many stages of insurance litigation, mediation generally happens before trial. The judge often orders mediation to be held before heading to a trial. Alternatively, the parties can agree to mediate earlier without a court order. What is Mediation? Mediation is led by a neutral third-party (the mediator) who works with the disputing parties to reach an agreement. Important

Insurance litigation can be a lengthy process. While we do our best to keep things moving forward, each step takes time, especially when we find ourselves waiting on the opposition. But what we’ve found to be most helpful for our clients is educating them on what to expect and keeping them informed of our progress every step of the way. To

Working in insurance litigation, we can’t stress to our clients enough the importance of creating (and regularly updating) an inventory of your home and possessions. While it’s easy to think you’ll remember everything you have in your house and be able to write it all down if something truly does happen, that’s not always the case, especially in moments of

Over the past decade across Florida, we have seen skyrocketing property insurance rates. According to the insurance companies, this is in large part due to litigation initiated by some restoration and mitigation companies utilizing the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) clause in insurance contracts. What insurance companies claim was happening with Assignment of Benefits Ill-intentioned contractors were getting policyholders to sign

When you choose to rent or lease a property, you’re making the choice to enter into a contractual obligation with a landlord. Every contract will have its differences, but a big part of nearly every renter’s agreement is the security deposit. While not required by law (though there are laws to govern its application, specifically Florida Statue §83.49, most landlords

Whether you’ve potentially experienced bad faith by your insurance company or you simply want legal guidance on your side from day one when you file a property insurance claim in Florida, there are many factors you should weigh as you look for an experienced and reputable attorney to help you find justice. More than anything, you should look for an

For most of our Florida clients, entering into insurance litigation feels like entering into uncharted territory. It’s intimidating, daunting, and completely unknown. At Silverberg | Brito, PLLC, we understand this wholeheartedly, which is why it’s our priority to make sure our clients feel understood and informed throughout the entire process. If you filed a claim that your property insurance company

When clients come to us with questions about insurance litigation, one that always rises to the top is, “How long will it take?” This is an understandably big concern. We know how challenging it can be to wait in limbo and remain uneasy about your case against your insurance company.   While the answer truly does depend on your case,

When renting or leasing a space, you, as the tenant, as well as your landlord each maintain certain rights and responsibilities. Many of these are spelled out in the lease agreement, but not all of them may be. Before signing any kind of lease, it’s important to carefully read the full terms and ask questions if you don’t understand something.

As a property owner, you take pride in the home and life you’ve built, and you want to protect your property as best as you can.  One action you take is insuring your property so that you’re covered in the event of a disaster. As a hard-working Floridian, it only makes sense that you want to do everything in your

While we’re accustomed to heeding warnings leading up to a hurricane and most of us do our part to protect our property and families before and during a storm by checking off the items on our hurricane checklist and packing our emergency hurricane go-bag, it can be easy to let the importance of taking safety precautions after a storm slide in

Whether you’re new to Florida or have been living in the greater Miami area for most or all of your lives like we have, you know the kind of life-threatening damage a major storm can inflict. While there’s no stopping the winds and rains, we can do our part to ensure that our homes are properly protected and that we

In this second of our series on tenants’ rights, we dive into the topic of mold in your rented or leased space. (Missed our first post in the series on tenants’ rights? Check out what to know about wind and water damage. As discussed, a tenant is entitled to certain rights including being provided a safe and livable home or

Throughout Florida, we’re no strangers to extreme weather events that can wreak havoc on our properties and cause serious devastation in our lives (P.S. – Are you prepared for this year’s storm season? Check out our hurricane checklist and start taking action today.). But it’s not just weather events that may prompt us to file a claim with our insurance

Here’s the short answer: There’s no claim too big or too small to qualify for an insurance case. Now let’s walk through the longer answer in a bit more detail. When you experience damage to your property – no matter the size – it causes more than just an inconvenience. Whether it’s your home or business property, rental or investment