Tampa Bay Area Fire Insurance Lawyer
Insurance companies are leery of fire loss claims because of the potential for large payouts. Some insurers routinely deny them. If your insurance claim was rejected without a legitimate reason, or has been endlessly delayed, you may have grounds to sue for bad faith. Involving a knowledgeable attorney after a fire had damaged your property increases the likelihood that the insurer will live up to its obligations.
At Corless Barfield Trial Group, we know why fire loss claims are denied, and we know how to fight back. We regularly stand up to large insurance companies on behalf of homeowners and business owners in the Tampa area and surrounding counties of Florida. Arrange a free consultation by calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595.
Aggressive Representation for Denied Fire Damage Claims
The fine print in fire insurance clauses of homeowners insurance or commercial property insurance can be construed to deny your claim outright or to exclude you from certain aspects of damages. Our goal is to uphold your rights to full compensation under a good faith interpretation of your policy.
Ted A. Corless is a former insurance defense attorney with insights into how insurers process claims and their justifications for denying coverage or unreasonably delaying payment:
- Suspicion of arson or fraud
- Exclusion based on owner negligence
- Exclusion based on acts of third parties
- Denial of specific damages
Tampa Insurance Claims Lawyer
While insurers can deny coverage under legitimate policy exceptions, they cannot claim arson without proof or deny fire loss claims without basis. A lawsuit for bad faith denial of claims can result in an award for the amount of the original claim, plus attorney fees and additional damages. We have litigated bad faith cases for both residential and commercial fire loss claims in the Tampa area and throughout Florida. Ted Corless provides the experience and access to experts to provide arson defense and representation in other fire insurance coverage disputes.
Whether the insurance company has delayed payment, low balled your claim or flatly rejected your claim, we will stand up for your rights. Call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595 to schedule a free case evaluation or contact us online.