Theft and other forms of dishonest conduct can seriously harm the financial well-being of a company. Whether due to the actions of an employee, advisor or outside party, each year businesses in Florida and across the country sustain hundreds of millions of dollars in financial losses from fraud and other types of commercial crimes. Fidelity and crime insurance coverage is designed to protect businesses from the loss of money and goods when these unfortunate events occur.
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin has an advanced understanding of fidelity and crime insurance policies and works with businesses to secure full coverage when insurance coverage disputes arise. Our legal team has decades of experience handling insurance recovery matters on behalf of policyholders and knows how to identify and obtain maximum recovery for losses associated with all types of crimes and dishonest conduct, including:
While many of these cases involve crimes on the part of employees and managers, fidelity bonds and commercial crime policies may also cover events involving parties outside of your organization, including consultants, contractors and other business service providers. An insurance recovery attorney will investigate and analyze each case and work with valuation experts to prove losses. While we attempt to resolve these matters through negotiation, we know how to try these cases to obtain maximum recovery.
In addition to matters involving businesses and employee dishonesty, our attorneys also represent homeowners in theft disputes with their insurance carriers. For example, if a homeowner claims that valuables were stolen from his or her home and the insurance company wrongfully denies coverage and accuses the homeowner of fraud, the insurance company may be acting in bad faith. Our lawyers are well versed in insurance industry practices and have litigated bad faith cases involving all types of insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders throughout Florida and across the country.
If your business has sustained a financial loss due to the dishonest actions of an employee, manager or other party, or if you are homeowner involved in a theft-related coverage dispute with your carrier, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin may be able to help. Our firm will carefully review your situation and work to develop a plan to secure full and fair coverage for your losses. You can schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team by calling our law offices today at 305-577-3996.