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Q. What Types Of Cases Does Gunn Law Group Handle?
A. Gunn Law Group handles cases in the areas of serious personal injury & wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice and insurance & bad faith.
Q. Why Gunn Law Group?
A. Experience and skill. Lee Gunn has practiced law since 1983 and has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1990. Mr. Gunn defended hospitals, major corporations, and insurance carriers for seventeen years before commencing the representation of plaintiffs in 2000. Since that time, Mr. Gunn and his dedicated team of attorneys and staff have been entrusted by referring attorneys throughout the State of Florida with some of their most difficult cases. Gunn has obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of its clients.
Gunn is “av” rated, the highest peer-review rating by Martindale Hubble. Our lawyers have been recognized by Florida’s Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and U.S. News and World Report. Mr. Gunn is rated among the best top tier lawyers in Florida by U.S. News.
Q. I Think I Have A Claim And Would Like Gunn Law Group To Evaluate My Case. How Should I Proceed?
A. Call The Gunn Law Group at (813) 228-7070, CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM, or email any of our attorneys. The initial consultation is free of charge.
Q. How does Gunn Law Group Get Paid?
A. Once we have accepted a case, most clients choose to retain our firm on a Contingency Fee Basis. A contingency fee is a fee that is charged as a percentage of the recovery and not collected unless you make a recovery on your case. This percentage is agreed to by both parties before we begin to work for you, and can vary depending on the type of claim and the stage at which we are retained to help you.
In Florida, contingency fee contracts are regulated by the Florida Supreme Court and attorneys are prohibited from charging an excessive fee. We encourage you to read the Clients Bill of Rights which is a disclosure form required by The Florida Bar for clients retaining an attorney on a contingent fee contract. We also encourage clients to read The Florida Bar’s Consumer Pamphlet explaining various types of fees.
Q. Will I Owe Gunn Law Group Anything If I Lose?
A. If we are retained on a full contingency and do not obtain a recovery for you, then you do not pay us a fee for our services or repay the advanced costs.
Q. How Does An Insurance Company Commit “Bad Faith”?
A. When an insurance company fails to honor the obligations in an insurance contract, or fails to perform some other responsibility imposed by law, then you may have a case against the insurance company for “bad faith.”
Bad Faith insurance conduct can include the insurer’s failure to settle a claim made against you if you are at fault in an accident, efforts to delay the payment of claims, failure to investigate claims properly and in a timely manner, wrongful denial of claims, failure to pay the real value of your claims, or other failure to recognize rights under an insurance policy. Insurance bad faith can be “first party” (money due you) or “third party,” (money paid to an injured person to avoid the insured being sued).
Q. What Should I Do If I Believe I Have A Claim For Insurance Bad Faith?
A. If you believe you have a claim for insurance bad faith, you should not hesitate to seek the assistance of a qualified and competent attorney.
Q. What Damages Are Recoverable For Bad Faith?
A. Generally, the damages include all harm done by the insurer’s failure to perform the adjustment of a loss “in good faith”. In some cases, your own attorney’s fees are recoverable, too. In rare instances of egregious and outrageous misconduct, punitive damages may be recoverable. If you are sued because the insurer did not settle with a claimant when “it could and should have done so”, then the insurer, not you, may be required to pay the total amount of the judgment, and not just the policy limits you purchased.
Q. How long do I have to bring a claim or suit?
A. The “Statute of Limitation” requires that a legal action be commenced within a legislatively stated time period. The time will vary with the type of case you have. It is recommended that anyone with a possible legal claim consult with an attorney immediately.
Gunn Law Group, P.A.
401 East Jackson Street, Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602