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The Role of Insurance Lawyers in Complex Insurance Disputes

You may need to hire a lawyer to deal with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the money you deserve under your policy’s terms. Without one, the insurance company could get away with shortchanging you or denying your claim entirely. Claimants may experience complex coverage disputes in the following types of claims: …

Hedge Funds Are Investing in COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

According to a Wall Street Journal article, multiple hedge funds are making bets on COVID-19 business interruption claims. The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred many lawsuits against insurance companies. Relying on the language of business interruption insurance policies, insurance companies denied many claims for losses that businesses suffered when they were forced to …

The Risks of Misrepresenting Information on Insurance Applications

Misrepresentation is a risk in practically every type of insurance policy. Insurance companies rely on the information provided by applicants at the beginning of their relationship to properly set the premiums. Insurance companies are in the business of taking on risk, and they need to know how much risk they are assuming. Although insurance companies …

How Does Insurance Law Help in Cases of Natural Disasters?

Each year, natural disasters impact people’s lives and leave them anguished, defenseless, and left to deal with challenging aftermaths. FastCompany reports that in 2022, 18 natural disasters cost $165 billion (Hurricane Ian accounted for $113 billion of that sum) and killed hundreds. Since these disasters are unpredictable and can cause unprecedented damage to homes and …

Does Insurance Law Cover Premises Liability Claims?

Premises liability can be part of a homeowners’ or business insurance policy and is used to cover damages when a third party becomes injured on a property and files a personal injury claim. Like any other type of insurance case, there can be two or more sides to a story and the help of an …

What if My Claim Was Not Investigated by My Insurance Company?

If your insurance company fails to investigate your claim in a timely manner, they could be acting in bad faith.  Insurance company bad faith is a legal term that describes when an insurance company fails to investigate a claim in good faith or acts to the detriment of their policyholder.  Insurance companies are obligated to …

Can A Lawyer Help Me Get a Better Insurance Claim?

The main purpose of insurance is to make financial losses manageable. Even though you pay your premiums on time, your provider will not immediately pay out benefits without investigating the claim. Oftentimes, adjusters will delay payouts, make lowball offers, or deny your needed benefits. These decisions are not always appropriate, so what can you do …

Winter Flood Damage Insurance Claims

While you might expect flooding to a be a summer or spring problem, the winter months come with their own flooding risks caused by burst pipes and sudden snowmelts. When it comes to insurance, there are two types of flooding – internal and external. There are distinct differences between the two, and you need more …

Should I Get an Insurance Lawyer to Dispute a Home Insurance Claim?

As a homeowner, it is important to have an insurance policy that can cover your needs in the event the unthinkable occurs. But what happens if your insurance company fails to offer enough to cover your damages, or denies your claim altogether? If you find yourself frustrated and faced with denied insurance claims, reaching out …

What Is an Errors & Omission Insurance Policy?

Experienced entrepreneurs realize the importance of protecting their interests through insurance, but it is important to research the different options available before choosing policies. To start, general liability insurance is important to protect businesses from things like property damage and injuries. Depending on the size of the company and risk involved, you might also need …

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