Jacksonville, FL asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Contracts for Florida

Q: My homeowners adjuster made a deal with my roofing company. Now new adjuster is lowering the amount, is that legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, as insurance practices are largely governed by state law. However, your question remains open for three weeks. As general principle, if you were presented with a written offer or proposal, that should be honored. However, in terms of changes, it could be fact-specific and could depend on the specific situation - ambiguity, compliance, misunderstanding, interpretation of policy, amount in dispute, etc. A local attorney could advise more meaningfully after reviewing the claim documents and correspondence. Good luck

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