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Dallas Insurance, Construction, and Business Lawyers

Property, Life, and Health Insurance Practice

When an insurance company denies or underpays their insureds’ valid residential and commercial property insurance claims or life, disability, and long-term care insurance claims, fighting back alone against the company and its well-paid experts and legal counsel can be overwhelming. This is especially true due to the typically unfamiliar setting of a disputed insurance claim, the lopsided nature of these disputes, and the extreme stress which usually comes with a large property loss or health-related incident. Since 2000, the Dallas insurance bad faith attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, have dedicated their legal practice to helping residential and commercial policyholders as well as individuals with life and health insurance claims take on the large insurance carriers who have wrongly delayed, denied, or underpaid their insureds’ insurance claims.

Types of Loss

Insurance companies offer numerous kinds of coverage, each with their own degree of nuance. Policies are written in a way that seeks to minimize an insurance company’s liability when it comes to losses sustained. This means that your fire insurance policy may not cover the water damage that often arises after fires as a result of putting out the fire. In an insurer’s view, these are typically two different types of loss. The Dallas insurance bad faith lawyers of Smith Kendall, PLLC, have seen a wide variety of losses and can help policyholders determine exactly what coverage they are owed for after a loss.

Business and Commercial Practice

The attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC, represent individuals and businesses in Texas and Oklahoma who are involved in business or commercial litigation, including contractual disputes related to a variety of matters. Some examples include: property, construction, business collections for unpaid work or services, and deceptive trade practices violations. Our attorneys advise individuals and businesses with respect to various legal matters pertaining to business formation and ongoing commercial operations in an effort to address our clients’ immediate business goals or concerns. In so doing, we strive to minimize future commercial litigation or disputes for our clients.

Construction Practice

Smith Kendall, PLLC, represents an assorted group of individuals and businesses involved in the construction industry. We assist our construction clients with initial contract review and preparation, and take action on behalf of our contractor clients by obtaining a property lien (or otherwise advising with respect to property liens and bonds) where necessary during a construction project. We also represent property owners with lien concerns. We represent individuals and business owners with construction defect claims against their builder or contractor in the event of significant property damage occurring during new construction or renovations of an existing structure.

Helping Policyholders and Clients Since 2000

$490,000 Settlement of Plumbing Leak Claim After Trial

$950,000 for Commercial Roof Claim After Initial Denial

$450,000 Obtained on Commercial Roof Hail Claim Originally Denied

$1,800,000 Paid to Hotel Client After Initial “Final” Offer of $250,000

$496,000 Settlement Foundation Claim After Initial Denial

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Obtaining Just Compensation for Your Paid Insurance Premium

If your insurance claim has been unreasonably delayed, denied, or underpaid, the attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC, have helped hundreds of policyholders obtain what they are owed under their insurance policies. It can be an overwhelming process to fight back alone against your insurance company, but an experienced insurance attorney can provide you with important legal guidance and advice which will enable you to force the insurance company to meet its contractual obligations pursuant to the insurance policy. We have seen firsthand for more than 15 years how devastating significant property loss or injury can be to individuals and businesses alike. That’s why the attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC, work on every client’s case with the diligence and respect it deserves. We only represent policyholders with denied or underpaid insurance claims. If you are in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, or Florida and your insurance company is not treating you fairly, we may be able to help.

Contingency Fee Representation

We represent the vast majority of our insurance clients on a contingency-fee basis. For most clients, we also front the case expenses, which can become significant if the case ends up in litigation. Accordingly, our insurance clients do not generally owe us anything unless we recover additional money from the insurance company.

The initial consultation between our attorneys and client is always free. An attorney at Smith Kendall, PLLC, will either speak with you by phone or meet in person to discuss your case and best determine what fee structure best suits the client and the case. We look forward to reviewing your case with you to determine whether we may be able to help you or your business.

Contact a Dallas Insurance, Construction, and Business Lawyer

If you have a disputed insurance claim, construction matter or dispute, or other commercial or business legal issue, please call (or email) the Dallas insurance, construction and business attorneys at Smith Kendall, PLLC, at (214) 361-6124 to discuss your case. We look forward to speaking with you.

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