Will Your Insurance Company Cover You if You Are Sued?
Homeowners insurance protects you if something happens to your family or your property such as a fire or storm damage. Your homeowner's policy also protects you if others are injured at your home or sustain property damage from your actions. Is your insurance company trying to shirk its duty to you?
Corless Barfield Trial Group has represented homeowners in the Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida in insurance disputes arising from homeowner's liability claims. If you are being sued for damages, we are here to make sure your insurer stands behind you to pay claims or defend you under the terms of your policy.
Arrange a free consultation by calling our Tampa law office at 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595.
Florida Homeowners Liability Insurance Coverage
You pay your homeowners insurance premiums faithfully, but when you most need your insurance company, it balks at fulfilling its obligations. The fine print of what insurance covers varies from policy to policy. In general, you should be covered for liability for bodily injury and property damage, for example:
- If someone slips and falls on your property
- If your dog bites someone
- If your tree falls and damages the car next door
- If your kid breaks the neighbor's plate glass window
- If a family member assaults someone
Your insurance company has a responsibility to (a) pay legitimate claims for damages and (b) defend you in a lawsuit. Failure to live up to these obligations may constitute grounds to sue your insurer for bad faith.
Experienced Insurance Litigation Attorney
Trial lawyer Ted A. Corless has extensive experience in insurance litigation, as a plaintiff's attorney and as a former insurance defense attorney. He prepares a convincing argument under the language of your homeowner's policy, and he is prepared to go to trial if necessary to enforce your rights to liability coverage and liability defense if you have been sued.
If your insurer has refused to honor a valid claim or refuses to represent you, we can step in swiftly and aggressively. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request