SPECIAL REPORT: Collapse of Miami Condo Champlain Towers South – Understanding the Insurance Issues and Coverage Limitations

Nothing is sadder than hearing that death occurs as a result of building damage or collapse like that which occurred in the early morning hours, when the Champlain Towers South in Miami, FL collapsed.  In my law firm’s representation of condos and homes damaged by wind, water, or sinkholes, we remind our clients that buildings […]

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COURTS & COVID – An Important Update

To Our Valued Clients and Prospective Clients: As a nationally recognized insurance dispute and property damage trial law firm, we are known for securing record-breaking results for our clients.  Nevertheless,  the coronavirus crisis continues to impact Florida courts.  Most courts have not been allowed to move forward in their plans to reopen for in-person trials […]

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Court Orders Insurer to Face Significant Punitive Damages for Sinkhole Losses

What happens when an insurance company’s conduct is so explosive and unlawful that it may be ordered to pay massive and historic punitive damages as well as change the way it conducts business?  With unparalleled legal and policy expertise, nationally acclaimed insurance dispute law firm Corless Barfield Trial Group faces off against Big Insurance to […]

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Business, Interrupted? Recover More Than Policy Limits After Insurer Delay

Case Study What does a Condo Association do when a severe storm destroys property? What if the storm caused more than $6 million in business interruption losses? Does the Association have the ability to keep their business online? What if they are stuck in an interminable claims process with the insurance company? This scenario happened […]

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Navigating the Coronavirus: A Message From CBTG

Corless Barfield Trial Group is committed to the safety, security, and well-being of our staff and community.  During the coronavirus pandemic, our goal is to help clients identify solutions and keep people safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that we are in the midst […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Property Damage Disputes

DO hire an attorney who regularly represents policyholders in all aspects of the insurance claims process. Corless Barfield Trial Group’s experienced and knowledgeable lawyers will help you file an insurance claim in a court of law and take care of the entire process for you. DON’T take an insurance company’s first offer. Insurance claim litigation […]

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Global Warming & Sinkholes

G – Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish activist, has become a global icon.  The teen is one of the most visible faces of the climate activism movement. She has a gift for articulating the seriousness of the climate crisis.  L – Listen now because global warming does affect the development of sinkholes.  Corless Barfield Trial […]

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Won’t Back Down: Fighting Insurers For Property Damage Coverage

When they go low – and they will – we go high, or we take them to court. Insurance companies and their bureaucracies will be the biggest obstacle between you and your property damage claim. Corless Barfield Trial Group knows how to deal with insurers and adjusters trying to hold your compensation. Everything an insurer […]

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How to Spot Sinkholes

You may have seen a sinkhole covered in local or national news as a sensational story. Such headline-worthy articles and videos typically show sinkholes causing huge traffic jams or homes literally sinking into the ground. Other times, sinkhole activity does not cause a large-scale collapse but it becomes a chronic problem for owners of multiple […]

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