SINKHOLES IN THE NEWS How do sinkholes form? Why does Florida get so many of them? The questions posed here are timely, for sure. Several sinkholes opened up recently in The Villages, threatening several homes, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Four homes were evaluated. Officials said the largest of the three holes is 35 […]
Is It the End of Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System?
Did you know that Florida drivers pay some of the highest insurance rates in the nation for the least amount of coverage? Florida drivers paid the fifth-highest average auto insurance bill in the United States in 2015. Moreover personal injury protection (PIP) premiums increased 25 percent in 2015 and 2016. Today, Florida is one of […]
Resolutions for 2018: A Revolutionary Year for Corless Barfield Trial Group
The end of the year always brings a time of reflection, resolutions, and predictions. At Corless Barfield Trial Group, it is a time to work on processes and products that may better our law firm and our clients. When everyone is making resolutions to lose weight, get organized, spend more time with family and friends, […]
Insurance Adjuster is Not Responding – What Do I Do?
When your insurance adjuster is not responding If you’re going through the insurance claim process, no doubt you have more bills and stress than you care to deal with. What with getting all the documentation your insurance adjuster is asking for, getting property damage fixed, possibly caring for physical injuries, and trying to make all […]
Should I Sign a Medical Release for the Insurance Adjuster?
Should I sign a medical release for the insurance adjuster? When processing your insurance claim, your claim adjuster will require all sorts of information – any police reports, statements, witness interviews, medical information, etc. If your adjuster requests you provide them with a medical release authorization, you may feel uncomfortable doing so, and you also […]
How to Talk to Insurance Claim Adjusters
How to talk to insurance claim adjusters If you’ve filed an insurance claim, you will be contacted by your insurance company’s insurance adjuster. An adjuster will review your claim as a whole – police reports, damage, witness interviews, interviews with you, etc. – and come up with an estimate of how much you’re owed. At […]
Insurance Adjuster Estimate is Too Low: What Now?
When your insurance adjuster estimate is too low If you’ve filed a claim with your insurance company as the result of taking on some sort of damage or injury, it’s not hard to see why you might need the money that your insurance company owes you as soon as possible. If your car was totaled […]
Stop! Don’t Leave for Vacation Without Reading These Home & Travel Safety Tips
It is that time of year when large numbers of Americans are hitting the road, sea, and air for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years celebrations. While preparing for your long-awaited Caribbean cruise, ski trip or traveling to visit family and friends, did you remember to take the precautions necessary to keep your home safe […]
Real Estate, Florida Style: The Who, What, When, Where & Why of Insurance Disputes
WHO: Are you involved in a dispute with your insurance company? Have you filed a valid claim, only to have the insurer unnecessarily delay payment, undervalue your claim or deny your claim outright? Corless Barfield Trial Group attorneys are highly experienced in navigating the multifaceted area of insurance claim disputes and litigation involving auto insurance, […]