Florida Insurer's Bad Faith Claims
When a policyholder gets sued, the insurance company providing general liability coverage has a duty to defend that individual. Unfortunately, insurers commonly look for any excuse not to fulfill this obligation. If you are in this situation, having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly improve your chances of success.
At Corless Barfield Trial Group, we represent policyholders in Tampa and the surrounding communities in a range of bad faith insurance cases, including failure to defend. Our legal team has a detailed understanding of insurance companies, so they can help you understand your rights, while keeping your best interests in mind. Schedule a free consultation by calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595.
Tampa Insurance Litigation Lawyer
An insurance company must defend a policyholder after receiving notice of a lawsuit against its insured unless it:
- Provides written notice of its refusal to defend
- Obtains a written nonwaiver agreement
- Retains mutually agreeable counsel to defend the lawsuit
However, insurance companies, like any other business, are concerned about the bottom line. In order to maximize profits, they routinely attempt to minimize the amount they pay out, which includes litigation expenses defending their insureds. If your insurer wrongfully failed to defend you, we can help.
Corless Barfield Trial Group has previously defended large and small insurance companies throughout Florida. We know how these companies operate, as well as the tactics they rely on to avoid paying to clients. We draw on this experience to help policyholders like you get the defense coverage to which you are entitled.
Free Consultation With an Experienced Attorney
Dealing with insurance companies is generally not a pleasant experience. However, you do not have to fight this battle alone. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. We answer phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.
Our firm handles failure to defend claims on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing until we are successful on your behalf.