Although the word collapse is not too difficult to define, the story changes when it comes to an insurance dispute over a building collapse.
Generally, though, courts hold a view that a collapse is a sudden falling-in or a building turning into a mass of rubble; usually, a huge deal of damage has to be done to the building in order to trigger a collapse coverage from an insurance company.
Some courts also acknowledge partial collapse, which means that only a part of the building, not the entire building, has to sustain substantial damage. The truth is that collapse can be interpreted in various ways.
If your building has sustained a collapse or a partial collapse and you have questions about your coverage – contact John McMenamin at McMenamin Law Group, P.A. for a free lawyer consultation
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