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My insurance company won’t pay my fire claim—now what?

Question: My house recently suffered fire damage. My daughter’s bedroom was essentially destroyed, and the rest of the house has smoke damage. Our insurance company has rebuilt her bedroom, but is balking at taking care of the smoke damage in adjacent parts of the house. Do I have any recourse?

Storm damage? Make sure you get all the compensation you are owed

In the last few months, the number of storms and natural disasters is extraordinary. It seems like there is no end to the damage—from Puerto Rico to Texas and Florida to Mexico, many folks have endured extreme devastation to their homes and other property. As a result, insurance companies have been flooded with new claims.

Legal help necessary when bad faith tactics are used

The insurance system is an incredibly important one in our society. There are unexpected events that can happen that leave most people financially or physically unable to cope with the fallout. This is where insurance kicks in. The companies that provide insurance must step up as their policies dictate to cover their clients. This means that after the death of a family member with life insurance; or damage and injuries in the wake of a car accident; or devastation to a home due to a natural disaster; it is on the insurance companies to cover their clients.

How to safeguard your bad faith insurance claim

When we purchase insurance, we do so with the expectation that if, and when, we need it, our insurance carriers will pay our claim. After all, we have made our payments—sometimes over many years—diligently and faithfully every month since we bought the policy.

Kanye West sues Lloyd's of London concert policy payment

Over the years, rapper Kanye West has generated controversy and headlines with public statements, his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, as well as his forays into the fashion world. For the most part, West appears unaffected by the public vitriol against him, but when stories about his alleged drug use are ostensibly being used against him by a concert tour insurer, West is fighting back.

Elements to prove in an insurance bad faith claim

Most consumers will agree that insurance companies are not the easiest entities to deal with, especially when it comes to evaluating and paying out claims. Despite the catchy commercials and musical jingles, consumers may not realize that insurers are in the business of offering coverage not just to be there when things go bad, they do so to make money.

Helpful tips for dealing with potential bad faith insurance acts

Insurance is required for so many instances of our lives (i.e. home insurance, business insurance, car insurance) it should not be an arduous process to exercise our contractual rights under the policy. But remember, insurers are in the business of making money, so it is important to understand what can be done to protect one’s rights.

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