According to the Miami Herald, Citizens Property Insurance spent over $100 million in the past two years in legal fees. The opinions as to what caused this recent and dramatic spike differ. Representatives of Citizens claim that it is because aggressive lawyers have targeted them in the Miami-Dade area for water-damage losses. However, these attorneys state that Citizens has a reputation for delaying claims, especially water-damage claims, forcing the cases into litigation. Citizens spent $64 million in defense fees in 2012 and $46 million this year. Citizens is reportedly trying to alter its litigation strategies.
Insurance companies have the resources available to fight large claims. While they may be aware of their liability, they usually want to reimburse the insured for the least amount possible. As a result, they will not always be quick to offer a settlement. It is in these types of situations where you will need an experienced civil trial attorney. Our leading civil attorney, Russell W. Mace III, has handled hundreds of trials and was voted as one of the top 100 trial attorneys nationwide. He has over 15 years of experience in the legal field and his effective representation for his civil clients has enabled him to become a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. When dealing with insurance companies like Citizens, it is vital to have an knowledgeable civil trial attorney by your side. Mr. Mace will provide you with the best representation possible on your case and will fight to win your claim.
To schedule a free consultation with our civil trial attorney, Russell Mace, contact our office at 1-800-94-TRIAL or contact us online. He is licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.