What’s the Damage? Why You Must Hire A Property Damage Insurance Attorney

Commercial. Residential.  Condominium. Community Management Associations.  Licensed Community Association Managers.  Many policyholders do their best to submit insurance claims after property damage, but they oftentimes run into trouble when dealing with their insurance company.  In fact, submitting claims and negotiating with your insurer can be extremely frustrating and confusing.  At Corless Barfield Trial Group, our […]

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Property Damage: What Florida Property Owners Should Know

Corless Barfield Trial Group has proudly and aggressively represented Community Management Associations, Licensed Community Association Managers (LCAMs), and individual property owners throughout Florida with matters related to property damage. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients in the aftermath of property damage to ensure insurance companies are providing appropriate compensation to help them recover. Corless […]

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5 Reasons You Need a Property Damage Lawyer

After you have sustained damage to your home or commercial property, or if you are on the Board of Directors of a Community Management Association, finding the right lawyer to represent your case can be challenging. While many lawyers divide their resources between different legal disputes, the team of lawyers at Corless Barfield Trial Group […]

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Why Do Sinkholes Keep Opening Up in Florida?

Sinkholes occur in Florida more frequently than any other U.S. state. For more than 20 years, Corless Barfield Trial Group has assisted families, community associations managers, public adjusters, and other law firms and owners to resolve the complex legal and engineering issues arising from sinkhole claims and the litigation process.  Having recovered more than $250 […]

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Sinkhole Season: Know Your Rights

Last week, the ground cracked open in front of a South Florida gated community. Firefighters arrived at Cooper City’s Biltmore Grove just after 1:30 p.m. AT&T subcontractors had apparently busted a water main during an excavation outside the neighborhood, and the rupture caused water to flow from the roadway and created a sinkhole measuring about […]

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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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Corless Barfield Trial Group Wins $12.7 Million Verdict Against Citizens Property Insurance

Built in the 1980s, Cloverplace is a duplex community just off U.S. 19 in Pinellas County. The 120 buildings (240 units) are home to about 500 people, many of them retirees and young families.  In 2007, residents of the Cloverplace Condos began to notice unmistakable signs of sinkhole activity. Walls were cracking, stucco was peeling […]

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