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Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Policyholder in Assignment of Benefits Case

By Jeremy Tyler |

On February 9th, 2018, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the policyholder in the case of Restoration v. ASI Preferred. This case involved a dispute of the assignment of benefits, a hot topic in Florida in recent years. Specifically, the issue at stake was whether or not an insurance company… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules for Policyholder in Bad Faith Insurance Dispute

By Jeremy Tyler |

On January 19, 2018, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued an important decision in the case of Philip Landers v. State Farm Florida Insurance Company. This ruling could make it a little bit easier for policyholders to file a bad faith lawsuit in Florida in the future. In this post, our experienced Fort… Read More »

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Florida Insurance Law: Understanding Your Insurer’s Duty to Defend

By Jeremy Tyler |

Most Broward County homeowners have some level of liability insurance. This coverage will provide you with certain protections in the event that you are sued by another person. Under Section 627.4137 of the Florida Statutes, insurance companies that offer liability coverage are subject to certain disclosure requirements. In the event that a lawsuit is… Read More »

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Your Guide to Property Insurance Appraisal

By Jeremy Tyler |

In Florida, appraisal has long been used as a way for parties to resolve disputes over the true value of the damage. In recent years, appraisal has become an ever more important part of the property insurance claims process. Policyholders should have a basic understanding of appraisal. To help, our experienced Fort Lauderdale property… Read More »

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Are Your Pipes Leaking? You Need to Take Action

By Jeremy Tyler |

A leaking pipe is a big problem. If you notice that any of your home’s pipes are leaking, you need to take immediate action to address the issue. Left unrepaired, a minor leak can cause very serious water damage over time. To makes matters even more challenging, gradual leak damage is subject to a… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Court: Florida Bad Faith Claims Have Five-Year Statute of Limitations

By Jeremy Tyler |

On January 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision in the case of Waldemar Baranowski v. GEICO General Insurance Company. This dispute arose after an appeal was filed following a ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Eleventh Circuit… Read More »

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I Just Suffered a Major Property Loss: What are My Options for Temporary Housing and Living Expenses?

By Jeremy Tyler |

In the truly unfortunate event that you have suffered major property damage, you may not be able to live in your home for a considerable period of time. For a victim and their family, this can be an incredibly stressful period in their life. Beyond repairing your property damage and dealing with the emotional… Read More »

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Property Insurance Law: When Does Florida Allow Plaintiffs to Recover Attorneys’ Fees

By Jeremy Tyler |

Imagine that your Florida property insurance claim was wrongfully denied or substantially underpaid by the insurance company. No doubt, you want to bring a legal claim to get the full compensation that is owed to you. You pay your insurance premiums and you should not be on the hook for this loss. But, can… Read More »

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Will My Property Insurance Policy Cover Damage Caused By a Burst Water Main?

By Jeremy Tyler |

If you live in an urban or a suburban environment in Broward County, Florida, your home is most likely connected to the municipal water supply. If this applies to you, there are likely many pipes, commonly known as ‘water mains’, that are running underground, throughout your neighborhood. Unfortunately, whether due to bad weather or… Read More »

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Proof of Loss in Florida: Four Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By Jeremy Tyler |

To obtain full compensation for your property damage, you must be able to prove your losses. Of course, this is not surprising. The big insurance companies simply do not trust policyholders to determine the value of their own damage. However, there is a little more to this requirement than many policyholders realize. After making… Read More »

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