A residential property insurance claim when denied, delayed or underpaid can be a life altering event for a policyholder, but for an insurer, it is routine business. A property insurance claim is a business negotiation, and policyholders must approach the adjustment and settlement of their property insurance claim as they would any other business transaction involving a large investment. Few homeowners understand that taking legal action regarding their insurance claim is an option.
When a commercial property loss occurs, a business owner’s first impulse is to do whatever necessary to mitigate the loss and resume operations as quickly as possible. But settling a denied, delayed or underpaid commercial property insurance claim is a complex business transaction, and business owners should treat it as such, using the diligence and professional assistance typically used when negotiating a critical business contract.
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Getting your disability, life, health, or long-term care insurance company to pay your claim can be a daunting task. We understand the task can be even more daunting when you are struggling physically, emotionally, or mentally. With decades of experience in representing insurance policyholders in contractual and extra-contractual (bad faith) disputes, we look forward to helping you successfully manage these difficult times.
Is your insurance claim denied, delayed, or underpaid? Contact us today
Our insurance lawyers have the experience with insurance claim disputes that you need to get the settlement you deserve. Merlin Law Group is a boutique insurance law firm with persistent and tenacious attorneys that navigate the complex arena of insurance claim disputes and litigation. Our insurance claim law firm has successfully represented thousands of homeowners and business owners across the United States and have offices in AZ, CA, CO, FL, NY, NJ & TX. We have licensed attorneys in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, & Washington, D.C. to assist with insurance claim disputes and represent all insurance claims for property damage or commercial losses that may have been denied, underpaid or payments have been delayed anywhere in the United States. Our insurance attorneys have been admitted Prohac in all states throughout the country and in the Caribbean including St. Thomas and Puerto Rico for our clients.
If you feel like your windstorm, fire, hail, tornado, hurricane, wildfire, water damage or drought insurance claim has been improperly handled, has not been properly paid, or if your claim has been unfairly denied, call our team of experienced insurance attorneys for a free case review. Merlin Law Group is The Policyholder’s Advocate®. For nearly three decades, we have dedicated ourselves to standing up against insurance companies and their corporate lawyers. Call an experienced insurance lawyer today.
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Why Choose Merlin Law Group To Handle Your Insurance Claim?
Established in 1985
We are not new to insurance claims. We've been doing this and only this since 1985.
Nationwide Client Representation
Our attorneys represent policyholders throughout the United States.
Dedicated To Policyholders
We only represent policyholders and will never represent an insurance company.
Our track record speaks for itself. Our experience working every major storm loss has taught us how to streamline our clients' claims.
Resolving policyholder claims as fast as possible is our commitment to our clients.
Our attorneys travel the country speaking at insurance related events to educate the industry and public.
Latest Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog Post
Why Focusing Recovery Efforts on RCV Only Can Prove Disastrous for Insureds Who Fail to Make a Demand and Present Evidence of ACV
My colleague Ed Eshoo recently wrote a blog addressing how Illinois courts follow the Prevention Doctrine (if an insurer prevents or hinders an insured from complying with the condition to repair/replace the property before being entitled to full replacement cost, then the insured’s failure to repair/replace won’t necessarily bar a recovery of full replacement costs at the time of trial) (See Illinois Courts Follow the "Prevention of Performance" Doctrine). Ed’s article reminded me of a case in California that addresses the same issue, but from a different angle: What happens when an insurer prevents or hinders an insured from complying with the repair/replace condition in an insurance policy and the insured does not make a demand for Actual Cash Value (“ACV”) or present evidence of an ACV estimate at any time? Under these circumstances, will the insured be entitled to recover both ACV (money to be used as “seed” money to fund the...
Latest Condominium Insurance Law Blog Post
Usually the suit limitations provision in a policy dictates when a suit to recover can be filed. However, recently the Federal District Court of Washington held that under certain circumstances that is not necessarily true. In Holden Manor v. Safeco,1 the trial court refused to dismiss a homeowners association’s coverage suit as untimely, notwithstanding the fact that the suit was filed in 2015 and sought coverage under a policy that ended in 1982. Background: Construction of the Holden Manor Condominium was completed in 1979. The Holden Manor Homeowners Association (“HOA”) purchased an all-risk policy from Safeco which covered the condominium from August 27, 1980 to August 27, 1982. The policy provided a one-year suit limitations provision and stated that the policy “applies only to loss to property during the policy period.” The HOA submitted a claim to Safeco on September 5, 2014, where it asserted that “the Safeco policy may provide coverage for...
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