Florida Bad Faith Insurance Attorneys
Insurance Lawyers Assist with Bad Faith Claims in Florida
The Florida Statues and Administrative Code provisions control the conduct
of insurance companies in Florida. If an insurance company engages in
claims handling practices which are contrary to Florida law, or violate
the generally recognized standards for handling claims recognized in the
industry, a "bad faith" suit may be appropriate if certain conditions are met.
Lawsuits against insurance companies acting in "bad faith" must
be conducted at the end of an insurance claim dispute. However, you can
seek the legal advice of an experienced
Florida insurance law attorney as soon as you are delayed payment, denied coverage or other wrongful
For help going up against your insurance carrier,
contact Danahy & Murray, P.A. at (813) 701-2296 today.
Filing a Bad Faith Complaint in Florida
As a condition to filling a "bad faith" lawsuit, you must first
file a Civil Remedy Notice of Insurer Violation (C.R.N.) which gives the
insurance company 60 days to correct the conduct that’s causing
the complaint. This form is located on the Florida Department of Financial
Services website and is self-explanatory for those filling it out. However,
you must know the statutory provisions that have been violated as well
as the specific conduct complained of and list those separately.
Bad faith claims can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- The insurance carrier does not properly defend a claim
- The carrier refuses to pay a judgment or settlement, up to the limit of coverage
- The carrier acts unfairly or dishonestly
- Discrimination or illegal dealings
Don’t Fight Insurance Companies Alone
Danahy & Murray, P.A. files CRNs for the insureds that we represent.
If a later "bad faith" lawsuit is appropriate based on the CRN
and following successful resolution of the claim in favor of the insured,
our Florida insurance lawyers handle such suits through eventual resolution,
by settlement or trial.
Our firm offers
free initial consultations so call us today to schedule yours!