Storm Is Brewing Over Climate Change & Property Insurance

Policyholders are feeling the heat over climate change and its impact on their insurance claims.  Stronger and more frequent natural disasters – hurricanes, fires, windstorms, tornadoes and floods – are destroying structures at record-breaking rates.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notes how rising global average temperatures will cause more persistent and intense weather events that […]

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The Unfortunate Truth About Flood Insurance

Severe flooding had led to widespread devastation in Eastern Kentucky, costing substantial loss of life and potentially billions in physical damage to homes and businesses.  Battered infrastructure has hampered the search for the missing, and many survivors say there was no time to escape the deluge.  Flooding is highly destructive, with the potential to damage […]

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Inside Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis

Another hurricane season is weeks away, and policyholders are loyally paying their premiums to ensure they are covered should disaster strike. But if you are a property owner in Florida, chances are your insurance rates are increasing at an unprecedented pace – sometimes by as much as 111% – or your policy has been dropped. […]

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TRIAL Lawyer For Your Insurance Dispute

Not all lawyers are trial lawyers, but all policyholders should hire a trial lawyer if they’ve experienced property damage or have a dispute with their insurance company. Sure, there are a lot of “litigators” who shoot commercials leaving court to portray a sense of familiarity with trial work. But policyholders benefit from hiring a real […]

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Changing Landscape of Fire & Smoke Damage Claims

The record-setting Colorado fires that broke out Dec. 30, 2021 destroyed more than 1,000 structures and swept through several towns.  The scenes from Colorado have been accurately described as a “war zone” with wildfires burning 6,000 acres across Boulder County.  The fires brought 40-foot-high flames that engulfed enormous stretches of grass in just seconds, forcing […]

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WANTED: Paralegal With Exceptional Technical Skills

Description:   Join our law firm’s five-star, award-winning team.  Our paralegals assist trial lawyers in a team dynamic by preparing legal documents, scheduling arbitrations/mediations/court hearings, filing and serving legal documents, and preparing discovery.  The successful candidate will provide exceptional technical assistance during all phases of the litigation process.  The work is challenging but incredibly rewarding.  You […]

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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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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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