Property Damage Claims

Boyd & Jenerette has a dedicated team of experienced attorneys ready to defend a full range of property damage claims alleging losses under personal or commercial policies. Property Damage claims are defended under both primary and excess policies. Attorneys are experienced in taking Examinations Under Oath (EUOs) across a wide variety of claims and are always alert to the possibility of fraud.

From pre-suit through litigation, members of the firm are experienced in the property and casualty insurance issues listed below:

First Party Property Damage

  • Residential and commercial
  • Homeowners
  • Hurricane claims
  • Sinkhole claims

Boyd & Jenerette attorneys understand the sensitive nature of property damage claims filed against an insurer by their insured. Specifically, first party attorneys work closely with the insurer to protect against situations involving:

  • Allegations of breach of contract or failure to act in good faith
  • Attorney fee reimbursement when the insured prevails against the insurance carrier
  • Fiduciary duties applicable to an insurer’s handling of a claim for the insured
  • Penalty or interest assessments

Third Party Property Damage

  • Automobile
  • Watercraft
  • Diminished Value
  • Condominium

Coverage Opinions

The Coverage & Bad Faith Practice Group can also assist in providing coverage opinions for insurance carriers, litigating declaratory judgment actions, and defending bad faith claims.

Coverage attorneys strive to help carriers make reasoned and fair decisions concerning policyholders. Clients are also advised on current statutory and case law regarding insurance policy language.

Because of the number of attorneys within the Coverage & Bad Faith Group, as well as their experience and resource levels, the firm is pleased to offer certain categories of common coverage opinions on a flat rate basis. There are no other costs or expenses in addition to the fee, unless mutually agreed upon in writing. Advance determination of legal fees can help insurers to better predict expenses for cases involving disputed coverage issues.

Statewide Defense in Florida and Georgia

As a civil litigation law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia, Boyd & Jenerette attorneys are experienced litigators active in state, federal, and appellate courts. Alternative dispute resolution techniques are always explored as the primary way to resolve a claim. If it is not possible to settle a case early, the firm develops an aggressive but cost-effective defense litigation strategy.

Contact a Property Damage Defense Attorney

Shareholder Kristen Van der Linde and partner Kathryn Oughton are available to discuss the defense of a property damage claim in Florida or Georgia.

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