How to Address Undue Delays of a Florida Business Insurance Claim Settlement
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One of the most challenging situations a Florida business can face is one in which an insurance claim for losses is submitted and an insurer fails to process or pay out on what is a valid claim in a timely manner. Despite specific laws on the books in the Sunshine State, time and again commercial insurance companies engage in tactics that cause undue delays in the settlement of claims made by the hardworking owners of Florida businesses. The failure of an insurer to settle a business insurance policy claim in a timely manner can have devastating consequences for a company.
The most important step you can take to address undue delays by an insurer of a Florida business insurance claim settlement is to connect with an experienced lawyer well-versed in this area of the law. A Doan Law Firm Florida business insurance claim attorney is a prime example of the type of professional you need in your corner.
The Doan Law Firm has established business insurance claim lawyer hotlines at each of its five offices in the State of Florida. You can schedule an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Florida business insurance claim lawyer at any one of our offices by calling us any time of the day or night. Our phone lines are in operation not only 24 hours a day but seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including all major holidays. You can reach us now or at any other time that is convenient for you by calling:
- Jacksonville – (904) 901-0000
- Orlando – (407) 289-0000
- Miami – (786) 671-0000
- Tallahassee – (850) 601-0000
- Tampa – (813) 609-0000
In addition to scheduling an appointment at any one of our Florida law firm offices, we can meet with you at the location of your business, your home, or anywhere else that is convenient for you. We can arrange a virtual case evaluation online as well. There is no charge and no obligation associated with an initial consultation and case evaluation with a Doan Law Firm Florida business insurance claim lawyer.
You need to keep an important point well in mind: You should be as proactive as possible in retaining legal representation when you have to pursue some sort of business insurance or commercial insurance claim. The bottom-line reality is that you should retain legal representation before you make a statement or answer questions put forth by a representative of an insurance company.
Once you submit a claim, you are not legally obligated to sit for questioning by an insurance company until you retain legal counsel. If an insurance company contacts you to make a statement – and that is likely to happen after you make a claim – you need only civilly advise the company’s representative that your lawyer will be in touch with them. This type of response is appropriate if you already have retained counsel or if you are still involved in the process of seeking representation.
Common Florida Commercial Insurance Company Delay Tactics
Florida commercial insurance companies are ingenious when it comes to their insidious delay tactics. With that said, some of the more commonplace commercial insurance company delay tactics include:
- Failure to respond to a claim submitted by a business owner in a reasonably timely manner
- Failure to respond to communications from an insured business owner in a reasonably timely manner
- Continually requesting more and more information from an insured business owner, including requests for information that is wholly unnecessary to resolve a claim
- Continually advising an insured business owner that the insurance company requires more time to investigate a claim
The reality is that there are laws on the books in the state of Florida that make tactics such as these unlawful. This type of conduct may arise to what is the level of what is known as unfair claim settlement practices.
Doan Law Firm Florida Business Insurance Claim Lawyer Pledge
The Doan Law Firm makes a firm attorney fee pledge to you. Our firm will never charge an attorney fee in your case unless we win for you. Our Florida business insurance claim attorney team is committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf to obtain justice in your case and the compensation you deserve.
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