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Are You Covered In Pennsylvania If You Sustain A Loss Due To A Sinkhole?

Should Pennsylvania mandate insurance coverage for damage caused by sinkholes?

A few weeks ago, a section of Route 30 in Central Pa. was closed due to a sinkhole.  In March 2013 an entire house fell into a huge sinkhole in a suburb of Tampa, Florida, garnering national attention. Although such large, sudden and destructive sinkholes are relatively rare, thousands of small sinkholes appear in the U.S. each year. The most damage from sinkholes occurs in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Most homeowners insurance policies exclude coverage for sinkhole damage. Pennsylvania does not mandate coverage for this type of loss.  If you feel that you may need this coverage you need to check your policy and call your insurance company.

If you, or a loved one, are injured in a Pennsylvania accident because of another driver or company who may have been driving distracted or caused a Pennsylvania wrongful death, contact an experienced Central Pennsylvania car accident lawyer at Schmidt Kramer.  We can answer any questions or concerns you have about a Central Pennsylvania injury accident in Harrisburg, Carlisle, Lancaster, Camp Hill, Hershey, Lebanon and all of Pennsylvania.

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