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Pensacola Underpaid Claims Attorney
We Fight for Fair & Full Payouts in Pensacola & Beyond
When filing an insurance claim for damage to your property, you expect the company to fairly assess the value of the loss and provide adequate compensation. Unfortunately, many times, this isn’t what happens. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit and often try to minimize payouts by undervaluing claims or denying them altogether.
This is where Crawford Law comes in. Our experienced attorneys understand the tactics that insurance companies use to deny or lowball claims, and we know how to fight back. We work hard on behalf of our clients. From researching applicable laws and regulations to negotiating with adjusters, we take every step possible to help you receive a fair settlement.
Crawford Law will review all relevant documents related to your case, including medical records, repair bills, and police reports, if necessary. We'll assess each detail thoroughly so we can build a strong case for the full amount you're owed. We won't rest until you get what you deserve — justice and peace of mind.
Don't let insurance companies shortchange you on your claim after damage has been done to your property — call Crawford Law at (850) 220-2098 or contact us online today for a free consultation and discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
How to Determine if Your Claim Has Been Underpaid
When filing an insurance claim, you expect the company to fairly assess the value of the loss and provide adequate compensation. Claims usually start with a visit from an insurance adjuster to survey the damage to your property. The adjuster is responsible for determining the value of your claim following their appraisal, but that doesn't mean it's final and accurate.
Here are some tips on how to determine if your claim has been underpaid:
- Review all relevant documents related to your case, such as medical records, repair bills, and police reports, if necessary
- Take photos of damaged property before repairs begin so you have proof in case there’s a dispute over what was lost or destroyed
- Research applicable laws and regulations regarding insurance claims in your state so you can make sure you know your rights have when filing a claim against an insurer
- If possible, seek out independent appraisals from professionals who can help evaluate any damage done to the property accurately
- Stay organized with all paperwork involved in filing a claim — this will make it easier for both parties when trying to reach a solution quickly and efficiently
Reopening Closed Claims in Florida
If you suspect that you were underpaid on a claim that has been closed, it may seem too late to do anything about it; however, this is not the case. Under Florida law, policyholders have several options available to them if they believe an insurance company paid out less than the value of their claim or unfairly rejected their claim.
The statute of limitations for disputing a denied or underpaid claim can vary from state to state and depends on the type of insurance coverage involved in the dispute.
Here are some important considerations regarding statutes of limitations:
- Most states require claimants to file a lawsuit within two years after first learning that they were underpaid by an insurer.
- The amount of time allowed between filing a complaint with an insurance commissioner and filing suit against an insurer varies from state to state but generally ranges anywhere from six months to three years, depending on certain factors (such as when the damage occurred).
- Some states impose shorter periods for bringing legal action against insurers who do not process claims according to applicable laws or regulations governing the prompt payment of claims benefits in good faith.
- It's important for policyholders to be aware of any applicable deadlines so they don't miss their opportunity to dispute the claim.
Contact Crawford Law today at (850) 220-2098 or fill out our online form to request a free consultation and discuss your case with an experienced Pensacola underpaid claim attorney.
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