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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John McMenamin, P.A.
John McMenamin is a licensed Tampa attorney and has been a member of the Florida State Bar Association since 2002. Prior to that time, he worked with his past firm in many capacities when not in school, since 1991. John grew up In the small town of Geneva, NY, in the heart of what is now the Finger Lakes wine Country until later moving between Florida And NJ. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck/Hackensack, NJ in 1998 then returned to Florida to start law school at Nova Southeastern in Davie, Florida. After graduation in 2002, he was employed By Marshall & LeValley in New Port Richey, representing clients throughout Florida, which later became LeValley & Napolitano and finally LeValley, Napolitano & McMenamin, P.L. In 2010. As of 2013, he joined Marshall, Thomas & Burnett for a brief time until Summer 2014. In October 2014, John saw the opportunity to provide a broader scope of legal representation in a more personalized small firm. He has lived in Tarpon Springs with his wife and two children since 2005.