Insurance Task Force Created to Provide Advice to Lawmakers, Constituents
Responding to people’s confusion and frustration about their rights related to claims, the Florida Justice Association (FJA) announced Monday the creation of the FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force of leading insurance attorneys to assist Florida lawmakers and their constituents who have property insurance questions.
“Hurricane Irma has resulted in chaos, confusion, and concern for too many homeowners,” FJA President Dale Swope of Tampa said in a press statement. “Consumers need straight answers about how they should proceed with their claims, things they can do to expedite the claim process, and their rights and obligations under their insurance policies. This group of experts in insurance law is volunteering to assist lawmakers as they address questions coming from concerned residents across the state. The Task Force members are available to attend town halls and other events where constituents can raise questions related to insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.”
The Task Force is chaired by attorney Stephen Marino of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. Members are experts in issues related to property insurance and come from the hardest hit areas of the state.
The attorneys on the task force are volunteering to serve as a resource to legislators to work with their constituents and answer questions related to insurance claims.