Huntington Lawyers Handling Claims Against Insurance Agents
Imagine experiencing a major catastrophe such as a flood or fire that caused serious damage to your home. Although such a situation is upsetting and inconvenient, you know that you are properly insured. When it comes time to speak with your insurance company, however, your claim is denied because you are not covered.
At McQueen Davis PLLC, we know that versions of this scenario happen to far too many people in Huntington and throughout West Virginia. What some may not realize, however, is that their insurance agent or broker may be to blame.
Attorney Jim McQueen used to represent insurance companies. This experience is an advantage for his plaintiff clients today. He knows how insurance companies operate, so he is well-prepared to challenge them in a settlement or at trial.
Holding Your Insurance Agent Accountable
There are a few situations in which filing a claim against your insurance agent may be warranted. Common reasons include but are not limited to:
- If you had reason to believe that your insurance broker included certain coverage in your plan, but he or she did not
- If your insurance agent should have advised you about insurance coverage you needed but failed to do so
When threatened with legal action, an insurance broker may claim that he or she was only responsible for acquiring the insurance you asked for — not advising you on what coverage was best for you. Our attorneys, however, know how to challenge these arguments by showing that your agent was, in fact, in an advisory role based on the way he or she interacted with you. Armed with more than 50 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge to guide you through your insurance issue.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Facing a huge bill because you did not have proper insurance coverage is an extremely frustrating and overwhelming situation. Our lawyers can help you get through it. Get in touch with us by email or call our office at 304-522-1344 to schedule an appointment.