The lawyers at Wyland & Tadros, LLP represent insurance companies defending against first party property damage claims.
In the insurance context, first party claims involve a policyholder filing a claim against his own insurer for damages. This is in contrast to a third party claim, which involves a non-policyholder filing a claim or lawsuit against an insurance company. One of the most common examples of a third party claim is an individual injured by a negligent driver. In this situation, the injured person can file a lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident. Assuming the negligent driver has insurance coverage, it is the negligent driver’s insurance company that steps forward to defend its policyholder.
Our lawyers help insurance companies protect their bottom line by providing skilled defense against a variety of property damage claims. We are known throughout Florida as formidable opponents in the courtroom and around the settlement table, and we draw upon two centuries of combined experience in the area of insurance defense.
Our First Party Property Damage Defense Practice
Floridians are no strangers to the threat of property damage and loss. Hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters are serious threats much of the year. Homeowners and business owners purchase insurance to protect against property damage caused by storms, break-ins, and other sources of damage.
Insurance companies have an obligation to their policyholders to avoid paying out on fraudulent and frivolous claims. In our first party property damage defense practice, we help insurance companies fight back against unfounded claims related to hurricane damage, sinkholes, fire damage, toxic mold, flood damage, and burglary. In auto accident cases, we also help insurance companies analyze first party property damage claims in cases involving crashes caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists.
Our lawyers work side by side with insurance company investigators and claim administrators to document claims and examine purported evidence of damage or loss. We are trusted advisors to numerous insurance companies throughout the state. Our lawyers are known for their attention to detail, their legal experience, and their deep knowledge of Florida insurance law.
Our lawyers also understand the sensitive nature of these cases. When a homeowner or business owner has suffered significant property loss, they can experience a range of emotions that include anxiety and anger. In many cases, the insurance company is an easy target for this anger, even when it is misplaced. Our lawyers approach these cases with compassion, even as we stand firm with our clients against unfounded claims.
Speak to a First Party Property Damage Defense Lawyer Today
The first party property damage defense lawyers at Wyland & Tadros, LLP represent insurance companies in commercial and residential property insurance cases. We practice in all Florida state courts, as well as federal court. To learn more about how we can help you, call our West Palm Beach first party property damage defense lawyers today at 561-275-2990.