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Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Offers Information for Slip and Fall Accident ...
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If you have been injured in a Boston slip and fall accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, let my office help you.
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The duty of an insurance carrier and adjuster

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The duty of an insurance carrier and adjuster in lieu of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings.

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Matthew A. Dolman's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:09 PM

Primer on Bad Faith Insurance Practices in Florida


The duty of an insurance carrier and adjuster in lieu of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings.


Bad faith in the context of an insurance company occurs when such company acts unreasonably in denying or delaying benefits owed to you or a loved one as expressed within the insurance policy. A duty of good faith and fair dealing is imputed into every contract by Florida law.  In the context of the personal automobile policy, the duty is particularly defined by Florida law because of the fiduciary relationship that is created when the insured surrenders to the insurer all control over the handling of the claim including all decisions regarding the evaluation of policyholder’s exposure to loss. Boston Old Colony Insurance vs. Guiterrez, 386 So.2d 783 (Fla. 1980.)


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The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.'s comment, June 19, 2013 3:13 PM
Low or Unreasonable Settlement Offers force Injury Claimants to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney. One of the tenants of bad faith being that litigation is required for insureds to ever collect. Victims pay their insurance premium loyally each month to find out a lawyers is needed to rip it back out of the insurance companies hands. Lawyers involved in first party insurance claims like uninsured motorist claims, underinsured, or other cases know this.