Hurricane Irma Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Your attorneys for property damage in Palm Beach and Broward Counties
Hurricane Irma has inflicted serious losses and damages on millions of Florida residents. And as we’ve seen over and over again in similar situations, the very insurance companies that are supposed to protect home and property owners may end up victimizing them a second time.
We’re supposed to be able to trust our insurance companies to promptly pay for damage to our homes and businesses in the wake of a hurricane. When the insurance companies don’t follow through on their promises, the attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. can help.
We’re here to help you understand your legal rights
After a natural disaster, private insurance covers damage inflicted by wind and wind-driven rain – which generally means damage to the roof, windows, and some interior damage. In principle, the insurance company should promptly pay your claim if you have a covered loss. In practice, too many insurance companies act in bad faith to protect their own bottom line. Some serious warning signs of bad faith include:
- Unreasonable delays in paying your claim
- Paying less than the damaged property was worth
- Denying your claim on the basis of pre-existing damage
- Failing to send an adjuster, or sending an unqualified adjuster
- Making false statements about what your policy does and does not cover
When the insurance companies have a large number of claims, they’ll find any excuse they can to avoid paying as many as they can. That’s not right. Their job is to pay what you’re owed and protect your home or livelihood. And you have legal options if the insurance company fails.
An experienced lawyer can help you demand justice
Insurance companies are legally required to act in good faith when customers file claims. If you’ve been mistreated by an insurance company, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences alone. You have rights. We can protect them.
Our firm stands with victims of Hurricane Irma, and we’ll be honored to help you. Contact us online or call 800-608-2965 for your free, confidential consultation.