Oklahoma Bad Faith Insurance Blog

Judge Allows Thousands of Plaintiffs Injured By Bad Faith Insurance to Sue as a Class

Posted June 14, 2018

On Monday, September 19th a federal judge in California made a ruling that could affect thousands of people around the country and their right, as healthcare beneficiaries, to sue insurers as a class over mental health coverage issues. The case involved approximately 3,000 health plans, all challenging United Behavioral Health’s guidelines for coverage and whether […]

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Fire Damage Claims and Additional Living Expenses

Posted January 25, 2018

  Unfortunately, fires cause tremendous property loss in communities all across the United States. According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires cause nearly $15 billion of property damage in our country annually. Beyond the direct property loss, fires can completely destroy homes or make them temporarily uninhabitable.   Of course, this […]

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Oklahoma Bad Faith Claims: What are Consequential Damages?

Posted January 15, 2018

Insurance policies are contracts. Under the terms of these contracts, both policyholders and insurance companies have certain basic rights and responsibilities. Beyond the explicit terms of the policy, insurance companies also have duties under Oklahoma law. Most notably, insurance companies are required to handle all property damage claims using “good faith” settlement practices. When insurers […]

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Four Tips for Filing Roof Damage Claims

Posted January 5, 2018

  As the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) notes, the state of Oklahoma is located directly in the center of ‘Tornado Alley’. Our region sees far more than its fair share of major storms. After a big storm rolls through Central Oklahoma, you should always do a brief inspection of your home or business. If […]

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My Property Insurance Company is Delaying My Claim: What Can I Do?

Posted December 25, 2017

Oklahoma has enacted key insurance regulations that provide critically important protection to policyholders. Under state law, your property insurance company has a legal duty to use good faith settlement practices. When you bring a property damage claim, your insurance company owes you several different duties. One of these duties is to investigate and resolve your […]

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Is Poor Workmanship Covered By My Property Insurance Policy?  

Posted December 15, 2017

At The Bennett Law Firm, our dedicated Oklahoma property insurance dispute lawyers want to make sure that all Oklahoma property owners fully understand their rights and responsibilities under their insurance policy. As a homeowner, you should be sure to read the specific terms of your own policy. You need to know the policy limits and […]

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Should I Sign My Property Insurance Benefits to a Contractor?

Posted December 5, 2017

As a policyholder who lives in the state of Oklahoma, you have very important legal rights. If your home or business has sustained significant damage, you should be able to get the money to make repairs for your covered losses, without any unreasonable delay. In some cases, the ability to sign your benefits over to […]

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Oklahoma Storm Damage Claims: Who is Responsible for the Fallen Tree?

Posted November 25, 2017

According to data provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oklahoma sees average wind speeds that are far above the national average. As such, it is not surprising to learn that fallen trees cause significant property damage in Oklahoma City every year. Whether in a tornado or severe thunderstorm, bad weather can take down […]

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Four Mold Damage Property Insurance Tips

Posted November 13, 2017

Mold is a frustrating and potentially dangerous substance to deal with. If undetected or left untreated, mold can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your personal property. The good news is that many homeowners’ insurance policies that are available in Oklahoma do offer coverage for mold damage. Yet, unfortunately, recovering a full settlement offer […]

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What is an Examination Under Oath?

Posted November 5, 2017

Before paying your property damage claim, your insurance company will investigate your case. The extent of the investigation will vary depending on the specific nature of the claim. In some cases, consistent with Oklahoma’s insurance regulations, your insurer may request that you submit to an examination under oath.   An examination under oath is a […]

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