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My Insurance Company Denied My Business Interruption Claim. Why?

The Law & You
April 17, 2020

The Law and You

My Insurance Company Denied My Business Interruption Claim. Why?

Haley Blanco: It’s time once again for “The Law & You.” Joining us once again from home are Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Back for more legal fun. How are you guys?

Ed Ciarimboli: What’s up, Haley? Listen, I didn’t get a chance to get into hair and makeup today.

Haley: Well, that’s one of the things, the perks of being at home. You can get away with that.

Ed: Absolutely.

Greg Fellerman: He does that in November every year.

Haley: With that nice beard there. Nice and full. And full coverage from you guys in terms of legal cases. Let’s get to some of these questions. This comes from Jamie in Dallas. Jamie says, “I have business interruption insurance and my agent told me I don’t have coverage. I don’t get it. What can I do?” All right, so what do you guys think?

Ed: So, yeah, we’ve been hearing a lot about this and we’ve been taking a lot of calls about it. One of the biggest issues is that the agents are just telling people not to even file a claim, that they don’t have any coverage. And that is just patently false. You may or may not have coverage depending on the language in your policy. But the insurance company has absolutely an obligation to under the law to open a claim and investigate if whether there’s coverage. So you really got to force them to do it.

Greg: And we’ve actually done that. We’ve told clients to say, “That’s not an acceptable answer,” to call back. And we’ve actually seen where the insurance company opens a claim and closes it four hours later. So we think there could be some potential consequences for these insurance companies. So if you have a policy that has been denied or you have a question, give us a call because it’s really policy-based, like what’s contained in your policy. So give us a call and maybe we can help you with it.

Haley: Ok some great tips. So if you want to reach out to you, what’s the best way to get in touch with you at this time?

Greg: Basically, our office is virtual at this point. So call in, shoot us an email, we can set up any type of conferencing you may need to do. We actually sent over a few files over the last week of doing it. So we’re around.

Haley: All right, give them a call, you can find them online. Guys, see you next time for “The Law & You.” Go to pahomepage.com.

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