Competent Counsel for Earthquake Victims throughout the Southeast and Midwest
Strong representation for policyholders in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi
Earthquakes can’t be predicted. The next big quake could happen at any time. The best protection for your property and possessions is to have earthquake insurance. Typically, you will need a separate endorsement or a separate policy for earthquake insurance. You should not assume that your insurance policy will pay for earthquake damage.
At McWherter Scott & Bobbitt, we help you process your insurance claim provided you have the correct coverage. We contest efforts to deny your claim based on invalid exclusions or to refuse to fully pay your claim due to bad faith negotiation tactics. We also work with appraisers to assess the value of the contents of your property, including furniture, appliances, carpets, clothing, jewelry, equipment, and inventory. Contact our Tennessee-based insurance dispute lawyers for help with your claim.
How are earthquakes are measured?
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), “An earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another.” A tool called a seismograph measures the magnitude (or size) of the quake. Earthquakes are also measured for their intensity: how much shaking they cause.
While most people still use the Richter Scale to discuss earthquakes, the USGS uses something called the Moment Magnitude scale to determine the size of the quake.