Sinkholes in Florida: Seminar for Adjusters
Sinkhole Seminar in Orlando, Florida
The 1/2 day seminar entitled Sinkholes in Florida: Engineering & Legal Issues - Registration – will run from 1pm to 5pm on July 29th in Orlando. This course is taught by Haag Engineering in cooperation with Andy Rock, P.A. of the Rock Law Group and is accredited for 4 Hours CE in both Florida and Texas for adjusters. Haag engineer Justin Kestner will examine the geology behind sinkholes, the engineering involved with sinkhole evaluations, and Mr. Rock will present on the all-important legal aspects. Covers potential signs of sinkhole loss, factors other than sinkholes that cause damage often associated with sinkholes, and sinkhole remediation. Also covered will be effective strategies for dealing with sinkhole litigation, including contractual suits, appraisals, neutral evaluations, and bad faith.
Where: Orlando, FL
When: July 29th, 1pm-4pm
Registration may be completed online HERE.
Why Sinkholes are Important
Sinkholes occur through the dissolving of underlying layers of limestone by slightly acidic water. When sediment layers form irregular pockets that are “burst” by dissolution and decay, the result is the potentially destructive phenomenon known as a sinkhole. Sinkholes, common to southwest Florida, can cause catastrophic property damage (see illustration) fraught with layers of legalities. Understanding the processeses involved and the legal terrain will greatly assist adjusters in professionally handling sinkhole claims. A great resume enhancement and fascinating subject!
The Making of a Sinkhole (credit to Southwest Florida Management District)