My Home Was Damaged in a Hurricane — What Should I Do Now?

Fri Sep 15th, 2023 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

It is the time of year when all eyes turn to the South Atlantic and all ears perk when the word “hurricane” is mentioned. Especially for those of us in the Sunshine State, hurricanes pose a real threat to life and property. When they do hit, they often hit hard, and many people suffer from extensive property damage, principally to their homes. When this happens to you, there are steps you should take to best […]

Common Causes of Life Insurance Disputes

Thu Aug 24th, 2023 on     Insurance Law,    

Losing a loved one can affect every aspect of your life, and the last thing you expect is to have your valid life insurance claim denied. When it is, you are not only facing grief but also bills and other invoices that you expected to have the money to pay but now cannot. At VPM, we assist policyholders who have had their claim denied get the benefits to which they are entitled. There are different […]

Who Can Benefit from Risk Management Advisory Services?

Thu Aug 10th, 2023 on     Insurance Claims,    

While most business owners attempt to conduct their operations in a way that is compliant with all laws and regulations, the truth is that it is often difficult for business owners to recognize all the pitfalls that threaten their livelihood. At Ver Ploeg & Marino (VPM), we concentrate our practice on helping policyholders recover the compensation they are owed under the terms of their policies. As part of our commitment to empowering all policyholders, we […]

What is Fidelity and Crime Insurance Coverage, and Why Would My Business Need It?

Mon Jul 31st, 2023 on     Insurance Law,    

A leading Miami insurance law firm that represents only policyholders in their fight to obtain the fair insurance coverage to which they are entitled, Ver Ploeg & Marino (VPM) provides assistance to businesses and homeowners that have been victimized by fraud and other commercial crimes. Our skills and extensive experience in this area allow us to review your policy and advise you on your strengths and weaknesses. If your insurance carrier denies your claim, we […]

How & Why Insurance Companies Deny Trucking Accident Claims

Fri Jul 7th, 2023 on     Insurance Claims,    

Large trucks are a common site on Florida roadways. Used to transport goods and cargo throughout the Sunshine State, they can be found on the busiest interstates as well as back roads. When these trucks are involved in accidents, injured victims can find that the companies insuring these vehicles are unwilling to cooperate and pay valid claims. When this happens, it is best to seek counsel from an experienced Miami insurance claim lawyer at VPM. […]

Common Insurance Coverage Gaps Faced By Policyholders

Fri Jun 30th, 2023 on     Insurance Claims,    

Most policyholders believe they are well insured and only become aware of coverage gaps when they file a claim. This is unfortunate as the gaps can lead to policyholders not recovering financially from the losses they suffer. While there are many different types of gaps that policyholders can experience, some are more commonly encountered by the Miami insurance law attorneys at VPM. Commercial Insurance Policy Gaps Inaccurate Listing of Insureds The declaration page of the […]

Common Reasons Cyber Liability Claims Are Denied

Fri Jun 9th, 2023 on     Insurance Claims,    

At our Miami insurance law firm, Ver Ploeg & Marino, we often represent companies that have had their claims for cyber liability denied by their insurers. These claims consist of different types of liability issues from cyberattacks to data breaches, and can cause a company to suffer significant financial and reputational losses.  First-Party Losses vs. Third-Party Losses There are two types of losses that can be sustained and trigger a claim for cyber liability. They […]

Common Reasons Marine Insurance Claims Are Denied

Wed May 17th, 2023 on     Marine Insurance,    

People and businesses own boats and other types of watercraft for a variety of reasons, from hauling cargo to using them for relaxing on the water. The purpose of the watercraft will generally dictate the type of insurance policy the owner should obtain, and when claims under those policies are denied, it can be for a multitude of reasons. When this happens, it is best to speak with a Miami property insurance lawyer at Ver […]

Guide to Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Florida

Fri May 5th, 2023 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

If your insurance company has denied your claim or resolved it unsatisfactorily, you may be able to bring a bad faith claim against them in court.  Of course, not every denial constitutes bad faith. As Miami insurance claim lawyers, we are experienced in determining whether an insurer has handled a claim appropriately and in recognizing bad faith insurance practices.  For a policyholder, the first step is to educate yourself as to what your insurance company […]

Can You Sue Your Insurance Agent for Their Mistakes?

Fri Apr 28th, 2023 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

In Florida, insurance litigation disputes — often involving over-broad and unexpected policy exclusions — may lead one to question the liability of their insurance agent.  After all, if the insurance agent obtained the policy on your behalf, it’s possible that they have not satisfied their obligations and have somehow misled you into entering into an insurance agreement that did not adequately meet your needs. In the event that your insurance agent failed to adhere to […]

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