Insurance Bad Faith

Recent Posts in Insurance Bad Faith Category

  • Five Tips for Filing a Claim After a Fire

    Fire is a constant threat for home and business owners. These devastating disasters can wipe out your entire livelihood in the blink of an eye, meaning that victims will often need and rely on a prompt response from their insurance company. But this doesn’t always happen; sometimes insurance companies drag their feet when responding to these claims. The last thing you want is for your insurance ...
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  • Maximizing Your Hurricane Settlement

    Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving a path of destruction along the Florida coast. Widespread flooding and property damage have left many homeowners to file storm insurance claims in an effort to rebuild and move on with their lives. Unfortunately, the claims process does not always yield a sufficient settlement and claimants may be left fighting to ensure their voices are heard. If you ...
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  • Building a Property Claim After Hurricane Matthew

    Now that Hurricane Matthew has run its course, insurance adjusters throughout the Southeast United States are hard at work evaluating property damage claims and helping the region rebuild. Unfortunately, as we all know, insurance companies do not always have our best interests in mind and may search for any reason to delay or deny payment of claims. For this reason, it is imperative that ...
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  • Are Policyholders Allowed to See the Claim File?

    Each month you pay your insurance premiums with the hopes that you may never have a reason to use your coverage. However, accidents do happen and when you’ve been injured or your property has been damaged, it is important to know that your insurance claim will be paid fairly. Unfortunately, companies to not always act in accordance with the law and may attempt to undervalue or deny your claim in ...
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  • Hurricane Claims

    Hurricane Hermine is the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since hurricane Wilma in 2005 and many residents have begun to fortify their homes. The elemental damages from hurricanes can be frustratingly unpredictable and can come in all forms. Elevated tides and heavy rain can lead to flooding and high winds can bombard homes with debris, causing all manner of property damage. Altogether, ...
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  • An Overview of Homeowners' Insurance in Florida

    Florida residents know firsthand that it often pays to plan ahead. From hurricanes , floods, and fires to home burglaries, sudden disasters can leave a person’s home devastated and result in immense financial losses. As such, many choose to purchase homeowners’ insurance policies to mitigate this risk. In the event of a covered loss, homeowners’ insurance helps to pay for necessary repairs and ...
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  • Are Insurance Bad Faith Recoveries Taxable?

    If you recover a settlement for bad faith damages, is your recovery taxable? The answer is that it depends. One of the main deciding factors influencing whether or not a bad faith settlement is considered taxable income is whether the recovery is for physical injuries or sickness. In many cases, compensatory damages for bad faith claims related to injuries or sicknesses are tax-free as long as the ...
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