Inside Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis

Another hurricane season is weeks away, and policyholders are loyally paying their premiums to ensure they are covered should disaster strike. But if you are a property owner in Florida, chances are your insurance rates are increasing at an unprecedented pace – sometimes by as much as 111% – or your policy has been dropped. […]

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Changing Landscape of Fire & Smoke Damage Claims

The record-setting Colorado fires that broke out Dec. 30, 2021 destroyed more than 1,000 structures and swept through several towns.  The scenes from Colorado have been accurately described as a “war zone” with wildfires burning 6,000 acres across Boulder County.  The fires brought 40-foot-high flames that engulfed enormous stretches of grass in just seconds, forcing […]

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Advantages of Hiring Co-Counsel for Bad Faith & Punitive Damages Legal Work

As an elite, boutique law firm focused on securing maximum compensation for clients involved in complex property damage disputes, we are regularly retained by other law firms to provide high-value functions for first party insurance losses in the area of bad faith and punitive damages.  There’s a sea change happening at law firms.  Both Big […]

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Florida Tornado Damage Insurance Lawyers

“There’s no place like home,” observed Dorothy in cinema’s most famous film about a tornado (The Wizard of Oz).  Yet the more recent and most destructive tornadoes are touching down far from Kansas and have their sights set on Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.  Those states are experiencing a record-breaking number of severe tornadoes.   Climate change […]

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MLB Sues Insurance Providers Over Losses Due to COVID – What This Means for Your Insurance Coverage

It’s the oldest trick in the book.  Insurance companies think that they can collect premiums from insureds and not pay valid claims when there’s a loss.  Don’t ever be scared off by your insurance company for losses associated with property damage, business interruption, or life insurance because you may be covered under your policy and […]

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Team CBTG Discovers Insurance Company’s Use of Unlicensed, Inexperienced Claim Adjusters

Following Hurricane Irma, dozens of Condo Associations on the West Coast of Florida filed claims with their insurers for wind damages to the structures, windows, and doors.  Many insurers stepped up to investigate and pay the claims they owed, rather than delay or deny coverage.  Unfortunately for some insureds, insurance companies used out-of-state claim adjusters […]

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Court Orders Insurer to Face Significant Punitive Damages for Sinkhole Losses

What happens when an insurance company’s conduct is so explosive and unlawful that it may be ordered to pay massive and historic punitive damages as well as change the way it conducts business?  With unparalleled legal and policy expertise, nationally acclaimed insurance dispute law firm Corless Barfield Trial Group faces off against Big Insurance to […]

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Navigating the Coronavirus: A Message From CBTG

Corless Barfield Trial Group is committed to the safety, security, and well-being of our staff and community.  During the coronavirus pandemic, our goal is to help clients identify solutions and keep people safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that we are in the midst […]

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What Are Your Legal Obligations With Coronavirus?

Where We Are As more states report cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you should know about your legal rights and the risks associated with coronavirus.  Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and hundreds of other employers have imposed restrictions on travel, domestic as well as international. Countless supply contracts are being disrupted by factory shutdowns in the […]

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