At The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes, PLLC, we understand the disappointment and frustration that can come with having an insurance company refuse to pay out on a valid claim or unreasonably delay the settlement process. If you feel that your insurance company is acting in bad faith, our experienced Florida personal injury and Property Damage lawyers may be able to help you pursue a legal claim and hold the insurance company accountable for its actions.
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If you have sustained Bad Faith Insurance Claim and are now are involved in a coverage dispute with your insurance carrier, a Tampa insurance law firm, and lawyer at Law office of Mahmud Yennes can help.
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What Is a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?
A bad faith insurance claim is a legal case brought by a policyholder against an insurance company for failing to act in good faith, as required under Florida law. An insurance policy is a contract in which the insured pays a premium in exchange for the insurance company’s agreement to cover any covered losses. However, insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and may try to reduce the amount of money they have to pay out on claims.
There are two types of bad faith insurance claims: first-party and third-party. A first-party claim is brought by the policyholder when the insurance company fails to pay out on their claim. For example, if you file a claim under your homeowner’s insurance policy and the insurance company mishandles the claim, you can pursue a first-party bad faith claim.
A third-party claim relates to the insurance company’s handling of a claim made against the policyholder. For example, if you have a car insurance policy and cause an accident, and the insurance company mishandles the claim, you can bring a third-party bad faith claim against the insurance company. The person injured in the accident can also bring a third-party claim against your insurance company.
What Constitutes Insurance Bad Faith in Tampa, Florida?
Under Florida law, the following actions by an insurance company may be considered instances of bad faith:
- Misrepresenting the terms or benefits of an insurance policy
- Misrepresenting a fact with the intention of offering a lower settlement
- Failing to investigate an insurance claim
- Failing to communicate with a claimant
- Failing to provide a prompt reason for denying a claim
- Failing to notify a claimant if additional information is needed
Proving bad faith can be challenging, as insurance companies often have teams of lawyers to defend against bad faith claims and conduct discovery. If you believe your insurance company has acted in bad faith, it is important to seek the help of an experienced Bad Faith Insurance lawyer as soon as possible.
How can we Help?
Our legal team has extensive experience representing businesses and homeowners in complex, high-value insurance coverage disputes involving:
- Denied Claims
- Unreasonably Delayed Payment of Claims
- Underpayment of Claims
- Insurer Bad Faith
Contact The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes, PLLC for Legal Assistance with Your Bad Faith Insurance Claim If you have had an insurance claim denied or believe that your insurance company is not acting in good faith, The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes, PLLC is here to help. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers will work with you to ensure that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to under your insurance policy. With decades of experience holding insurance companies accountable, we have the knowledge and resources to fight for your rights.