Murfreesboro, TN asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee

Q: I work for a restoration contracting franchise can we bring civil litigation against an insurance carrier that owes us $

1 insurance carrier owes us almost $20k going back to Labor Day 2020. Can we sue for that?

2 Lawyer Answers
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Not sure of your question. But if someone has broken a contract with you, usually a 6 year SOL applies. But did you have a contract with the insurance company or its insured? Hire a competent attorney. Consider filing in General Sessions for speed, but you may have to try it twice.

Mr. James Charles Wright and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
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  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If the insurer had agreed to pay for your work as opposed to the insured then the insurer may be liable. If your contract/ agreement is with the insured- and the insurer is supposed to pay the insured- then your customer may have to pursue the insurer and your remedy may be against your customer- the answer will really depend on your contract and who you contracted with.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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