Irma by the Numbers: The Claim Count Continues to Grow

On June 12, 2018, the Office of Insurance Regulation (“OIR”) released an update on Hurricane Irma claims data received by insurers. The total number of reported Hurricane Irma claims has reached 978,767 with losses totaling an estimated $9,701,252,056.

Of those claims, OIR reports that 823,733 are for residential properties and 58,544 for commercial properties. Miami-Dade County, Florida’s most populated county, continues to suffer the largest percentage of claims at 125,636. Collier County comes in next with 88,934 reported claims.

 It has been nine months since Hurricane Irma struck Florida and approximately 69,651 residential claims are still open without a coverage determination. OIR reports over 18,485 open commercial property claims.

If you are one of the thousands still waiting for a decision from your insurance company, it may be time for you to consider what options are available to you. Whether you are waiting for a response from the insurance company or simply need assistance with your claim, please contact Michael J. Higer, Gina Clausen Lozier, or Christopher Choquette with the firm’s Insurance Dispute Resolution Team.