Insurance Claims and Bad Faith
In 1982, the Florida civil remedy statute was enacted, governing insurance policyholder disputes, including coverage disagreements and bad faith actions. This law specifies an insurance company's duty to policyholders, describes policyholders' options and lays out the actions that must be taken when resolving an insurance dispute.
If you are engaged in an insurance dispute, you can be sure the insurance company has at least one lawyer assigned to the case. To level the playing field, speak with the experienced insurance legal team at Corless Barfield Trial Group in Tampa. Because we formerly worked for insurance companies across the state, we know how these businesses operate. We use this well-rounded perspective to help policyholders like you resolve disputes favorably.
Tampa Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer
Under the civil remedy statute, policyholders are allowed to pursue legal action if an insurance company engages in a number of bad faith actions, including:
- Failure to settle claims that should be settled
- Refusing to make payments without proper explanation
- Unfair competition
- Deceptive actions
- Giving priority to certain agents or insurers
- Failure to provide disability coverage for a policyholder's disability
- Not returning unearned premiums when a policy is cancelled
The civil remedy statute is confusing for anyone not familiar with its inner workings. Therefore, if you suspect your insurer behaved improperly, it is important that you speak with an experienced lawyer who can answer your questions and let you know if you have a case.
Standing Up for Your Rights
For more information about the Florida civil remedy statute, contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. We offer free initial consultations and answer phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.
Our law firm handles cases involving the Florida civil remedy statute on a contingency fee basis. That means we don't get paid until you do.