Tampa Insurance Claims and Arson Defense Attorney
Insurers do not have to cover losses for a fire that was intentionally set. Thus insurance companies tend to see any unexplained fire as arson. Even when the fire marshal rules out arson, property owners are often denied coverage for fire loss claims.
The law firm of Corless Barfield Trial Group stands up for policyholders whose fire loss claims are unjustifiably denied or unreasonably delayed on suspicion of arson or insurance fraud. We represent residential and commercial property owners in the Tampa area and throughout Florida. Arrange a free consultation by calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595.
Denied Fire Damage Claim Due to Suspicion of Arson?
If there is any rumor of arson after a fire on your property, you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your insurance claim and your personal rights. You should definitely not give any statements to an insurance adjuster or arson investigator without legal counsel. The insurance company is looking for any reason to deny your claim, and even the most innocent statement can be twisted around on you.
The burden of proof for arson is squarely on the insurer. Without factual evidence or compelling circumstantial evidence, it is considered bad faith for an insurance company to deny your fire loss claim. Nonetheless, insurance companies are increasingly rejecting valid fire insurance claims by directly or indirectly attributing the fire to the policyholder.
Florida Fire Insurance Claims Lawyer
Trial lawyer Ted A. Corless has extensive experience in insurance litigation, including arson defense in insurance coverage disputes. He is a former insurance defense lawyer who knows the strategies that insurance adjusters and investigators use to insinuate arson or otherwise create doubt about the origin of a fire.
We put the onus back on insurers to pay claims and stop their bad faith investigations and claims denials when they have no grounds to deny, delay or underpay on legitimate fire damage claims.
Contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. We offer free initial consultations and our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are also available. Our firm handles fire insurance claims on a contingency fee basis.