Problem: Your home was unfortunately in the path of a Texas wildfire. Lightning struck your business causing a power surge that destroyed critical equipment and starting a fire that damaged inventory. A fire broke out in your kitchen leading to a significant amount of smoke damage. You filed a property insurance claim that the insurance company denied or underpaid.
Solution: We handle homeowners insurance disputes and business insurance disputes every day, fighting for fairness against insurance companies that break their promises to South Texas policyholders.
Why Was Your Fire or Smoke Damage Claim Denied or Underpaid?
When policyholders contact us to review their case with a lawyer, they are frequently baffled as to why the insurance company has denied or underpaid their claim. They had been under the impression that the insurance company was on their side and want to know why that does not seem to be the case now that they have filed a property damage claim.
The response the insurance company provided may not make sense. In fire and smoke damage cases, they may blame the policyholder for being negligent. They will say that the policyholder did something unsafe that caused the incident. In these cases, they may need to see extensive evidence from trusted experts so that they understand what really happened and that you are not to blame for the damage to your home or business.
Having handled more than 1,000 cases, we know how to put together claims that insurance companies cannot dispute, claims that include the feedback of fire experts and other experts that may be relevant to the case. If they try to dispute the information we provide, we have the strength and experience to fight back.
Like most small-business owners, you have worked hard to build your business. You purchased business insurance to protect what you have built. If you have needed to use that protection, you may have found that the insurance company is not as devoted to your business as you are. If your insurer has denied or underpaid your claim, you do not have to accept it. With a South Texas lawyer on your side, you can fight for fairness.
We represent small businesses in property damage claims. For businesses, the definition of property can mean much more than the building that houses the business. It means inventory and important documents. It can refer to lost income and business interruption claims. We represent small businesses with business insurance policies, as well as small home-based businesses with business insurance connected to their homeowners insurance.
What Does Your Business Insurance Policy Cover?
Insurance coverage is available for all of the potential risks a business could encounter. Do you know what your business insurance policy covers? Most business owners do not, a fact that insurance companies take advantage of. The insurance company may deny or lowball your claim, hoping you will just go away! Many small-business owners do just that, missing out on thousands of dollars they were actually entitled to. We will not let that happen to you.
Under the leadership , a former insurance defense lawyer who has handled more than 1,000 insurance bad faith lawsuits, we know how to analyze and interpret business insurance policies. In many cases, we find coverages that policyholders had no idea they had, coverages that insurance companies hoped would be overlooked. We will make certain you get everything your business insurance policy entitles you to.
Most business insurance claims are handled on a contingency basis, meaning there is no obligation for you to pay unless your case is successful.
You know your property damage claim is valid. Do not let your insurance company tell you otherwise. Be aware that insurance companies regularly deny valid claims. That is how they thrive. At South Texas, we are dedicated to overcoming denied claims and making certain that you are paid promptly and fully.
We handle homeowners insurance disputes and business insurance disputes, typically involving denied property damage claims related to wind, hail, hurricane, tornado, fire, smoke or water damage.
Did the Insurance Company Conduct an Outcome Oriented Investigation?
We have insight into how insurance companies operate, thanks to the fact that our founder, is a former insurance defense lawyer. We know that insurance companies conduct outcome oriented investigations designed to gather the information necessary to support their preferred outcome: the denial of your claim.
We are prepared to gather the information necessary to fill in the gaps left by the insurance company, information that will prove that you are rightfully entitled to compensation under your homeowners insurance or business insurance policy. If necessary, we will bring in experts to support the claim. When the insurance company continues to refuse to play fair, we will fight for fairness. We are not afraid to take on these big businesses.
You Have Been the Victim of Bad Faith Insurance
When an insurance company breaches the contract it made with the policyholder, it is referred to as bad faith insurance. There may have been an insurance agent error or insurance agent negligence. We will file suit against the insurance company in order to do what is right for you.