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Four Tips to Help You Prepare for Giving a Recorded Statement

By Jeremy Tyler |

Was your property damaged in Broward County?  If so, you may soon receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster asking you to give a recorded statement. This can be stressful for property owners who may not feel fully comfortable submitting to questioning. Still, giving a statement may be required under the terms of… Read More »

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Florida Property Insurance Watch: Appeals Court Issues Instructive Opinion in Statute of Limitations Case

By Jeremy Tyler |

The statute of limitations is a critically important issue in any legal case. The last thing any plaintiff wants is to lose out on their legal rights, simply because their claim was not filed in time. This often comes up in Florida property insurance claims. Notably, the statute of limitations can sometimes be difficult… Read More »

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Understanding Property Insurance: Policy Exclusions vs. Policy Limitations

By Jeremy Tyler |

For homeowners and business owners in South Florida, a good property insurance policy is critically important. You need the appropriate insurance coverage to ensure that your valuable financial investment is adequately protected. However, just because you have purchased insurance does not mean that you will be covered against every possible type or cause of… Read More »

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Four Property Insurance Company Practices that Suggest Bad Faith

By Jeremy Tyler |

Under the Florida Insurance Code, property insurance companies have a legal duty to deal with all damage claims using good faith settlement practices. Yet, despite this strict regulation, far too many Florida property insurance companies still act in bad faith. If you have been a victim of an insurer acting in bad faith in… Read More »

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Did Your Florida Home Sustain Windstorm or Hurricane Damage? You Need to Act Quickly

By Jeremy Tyler |

Hurricanes, tropical storms, and severe thunderstorms cause a tremendous amount of property damage in the state of Florida. Indeed, in the year 2016, the state of Florida sustained nearly $1.5 billion in total losses due to hurricanes alone. Under Florida law, property owners have limited time to bring legal action in relation to hurricane… Read More »

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Five Property Insurance Claims Tips

By Jeremy Tyler |

Disaster strikes and you are left with considerable property damage. It is a situation that no Floridian wants to deal with, but at least you have insurance. Your losses are covered, right? Unfortunately, it is not always that easy. In far too many cases, homeowners have a hard time recovering fair compensation for their… Read More »

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You Can Initiate a Bad Faith Claim After Receiving an Appraisal Award

By Jeremy Tyler |

Under Florida law, property insurance companies have a legal obligation to settle claims using good faith business practices. If they fail to live up to that obligation, they can be held liable for bad faith damages. If you have been a victim of bad faith, you need to bring a claim on that issue… Read More »

Congratulations to Jeremy Tyler and Hillary Cassel for being selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer

By Maria Fuxa |

Congratulations to Jeremy Tyler and Hillary Cassel for being selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Is Foundation Damage Covered By Your Florida Homeowners Insurance Policy?

By Jeremy Tyler |

Problems with the foundation are among the most unnerving issues for any homeowner. Not only is the foundation critically important for the structural integrity of a building, but foundation problems are typically well-hidden, difficult to diagnose and expense to repair. Encountering any type of problem can be highly frustrating and confusing for a homeowner…. Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules That Insured Parties Are Only Allowed One Appraisal

By Jeremy Tyler |

On March 22, 2017, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal issued a decision in the case of Orlando Noa v. Florida Insurance Guaranty Association. In the case, the appeals court ruled that property owners may not circumvent an appraisal by applying for permits for more repairs than the appraisal awarded. Here, our Broward… Read More »

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