Switch to ADA Accessible Theme Close Menu
Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Catastrophic motorcycle accident resulted in a jury verdict.


Auto accident, multi-car crash


Auto accident involving defective airbag


Death resulting from hospital turning away patient


Auto accident involving tractor trailer


Auto accident involving a work vehicle


Slip and fall at a hotel bathroom


Auto accident involving pedestrian. $115,000 in litigation instead of $15k presuit offer

Call: 844-200-0000
Free Initial Consultation
Do you opt in to being contacted via SMS texting or phone call?
protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms

Miami Sinkhole Lawyer

The geology of Florida is such that at any moment, your home may be at risk of being damaged by a catastrophic sinkhole. While rarely fatal, sinkholes can cause serious damage to your personal property. Luckily, a law was passed in 2007 that requires all insurance companies to include sinkholes in their normal home insurance policies. Before this law, homeowners had to purchase sinkhole coverage on top of their normal homeowners insurance. Even though this unfair loophole was eventually closed up, oftentimes insurance companies still deny coverage due to sinkholes. If you are dealing with a claim denial or your insurance company is offering an unfair settlement, contact one of our Miami sinkhole lawyers today to discuss the legal options available to you. The Pendas Law Firm provides aggressive tactics that will get you the compensation you deserve.

What is a Sinkhole and How do They Occur?

A sinkhole occurs when the ground surface collapses. Sinkholes occur naturally, as well as from human activity, according to St. John’s River Management District.

Natural Sinkholes are Caused by:

  • Erosion from groundwater;
  • Collapse of a cave roof; and
  • Lowering of the water table.

Human-made Sinkholes are Caused by:

  • Abandoned mines collapsing;
  • Broken water main;
  • Collapsed sewer pipes;
  • A change in the land surface, such as creating artificial industrial storage ponds;
  • Overuse of groundwater; and
  • Drilling new wells.

Miami is naturally prone to sinkholes due to the geology our homes and business are built upon. Florida has karst topography, which means it is rich with underground cave networks and sinkholes. Karst topography is formed by the dissolution, or dissolving, of soluble rock such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. As rain seeps through the topsoil, absorbing carbon dioxide and reacting with decayed vegetation, it becomes slightly acidic. This acidic water slowly eats away at the bedrock, which in Florida is limestone, and creates tiny cracks. These cracks widen and form tunnels and caves. When enough bedrock has been eroded, the ground surface can no longer support itself, resulting in a sinkhole.

The Pendas Law Firm is Here to Help After a Catastrophic Sinkhole

Insurance companies are known for their profit-minded business sense, which often comes at the expense of their clients. They will deny claims or offer settlements far below what it would cost to rebuild, and many times homeowners don’t know where to turn. Our Miami sinkhole lawyers will use our own experts, carry out our own investigations, and fight for the compensation you deserve. We won’t allow your insurance company to bully you out of a fair deal. Give us a call today at the Pendas Law Firm to discuss your legal options so you can afford to properly rebuild and repair the damage to your home.

Share This Page:

Read What Others Have To Say About Us

  • “I can’t express how much I appreciate this law firm. I had the honor to deal with attorney Daniel. He kept me updated on my case. I couldn’t ask for a better law firm. Daniel fought for me til the end and got me what I deserved. Thanks Daniel and your team for always being there to answer any of my questions. If I ever need a law firm again...”

    Terry Mcphillips
  • “Speedy & superb handling of clients & cases, kind & caring. Highly recommended professionals. They made everything very easy for us, were outgoing & polite. I would call them again if ever in need, rather than call the larger firms that need to advertise & brag about winnings…Pendas was a pleasant & more personal approach instead of...”

    Joseph Kestell
  • “Wow I called Pendas Law Firm the other day at their main intake line it was around 11 o’clock at night and I’ve got this wonderful representative his name was Jeffrey Alvarez. This guy was very professional and his compassion was out of this world I don’t know what I would do if I could not have got a hold of him...”

    Luis Sanchez
  • “Thank you for helping us in our time of need. This firm handled my father’s workers comp case, and helped us with every question we had, and we had a plenty. Thankful for the entire legal team!”

    Enilno Resu
  • “I just concluded a case with attorney Michael Sanchez and paralegal Camilo Lopez. I can only say they are exceptional. The customer service is unique, they have been battling alongside me since day 1. They are not only courteous and professional, but they also are amazing at their job. Thanks to them I got a great deal. I am glad I decided to use their services...”

    Israel Garcia
  • “Their attorneys are absolutely someone you want handling your car accident claim. They communicated with us promptly and thoroughly. I was very happy with our recovery. Already recommended them to others in the same circumstances, their staff speaks Spanish and you feel like in family.”

    Ian Brito
  • “Very Professional law firm. They explained to you every detail what to do according to the laws (worker’s compensation). Mr. Danilo Cruz is the best Lawyer and his team. They are very kind, friendly, responsible, I love this firm. They fight for their clients. AwesomeTeam!”

    Lau Rod