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Community Management Association: Property Insurance Basics

Being on the Board of Directors for a Community Managed Association, a Homeowner’s Association, or any other kind of multi-unit dwelling in Florida means making decisions about insurance coverage or how to handle an insurance dispute for multiple units. It may be one of most significant things you will ever be asked to examine. Call...
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Who Is Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Has an Accident?

The Problem As new self-driving technologies develop, offering consumers self-driving cars, trains, buses, and drones, what are the liability issues when an accident occurs with an autonomous vehicle?  The chief question to answer is who will be responsible for the accident? Is it … the manufacturer of the self-driving car; the person riding in the...
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Is Your Insurance Company Driving You Insane?

Your home and your business are likely two of your biggest assets. When those assets are damaged by water, wind, fire, storms, sinkholes, business interruption losses, or another unfortunate circumstance, you need an insurance claims attorney to fight for what is rightfully yours. The attorneys at Corless Barfield Trial Group will work to obtain the...
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Business Intelligence: The Basics of Commercial Property Insurance Claims

When a catastrophic loss occurs, a business owner’s first impulse may be to mitigate the loss and resume operations as quickly as possible. However, settling a commercial property insurance claim is a complex undertaking and accepting an insurance adjuster’s opinions or an insurance company’s offer of settlement without investigation or review can lead to a...
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Maximizing Your Bicycle Accident Compensation

With increased interest in healthy, sustainable transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters and travelers in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent. The year-round warm weather and flat roads make Florida especially ideal for this cost-effective form of transportation.  Since May of 1956, the League...
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Construction Law: More Lawsuits Filed Over Miami Bridge Collapse

It has been a little more than a month since a bridge collapsed over a busy Southwest Eighth Street in a Miami suburb, killing six people and injuring others. There continues to be many questions about the cause of the incident on March 15, 2018 near the Sweetwater campus of Florida International University. The $14.2...
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Citizens Hit with $12.7 Million Verdict, and Its President Can’t Handle the Sunshine

  March 19, 2018 Re: Response to Barry Gilway’s March 16, 2018 Letter to the Editor Barry Gilway, president/CEO and executive director, of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (“Citizens”), recently responded to an article published in the Tampa Bay Times concerning the trial between Cloverplace Condominiums Association (“Cloverplace”) and Citizens in which a jury – after...
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