Get The Defense You Need From Your Insurance Company

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When you purchase an insurance policy, you are signing a contract that states the insurance provider has a "duty to defend" you in the event you are sued for damages covered by the policy.

One of the most valuable provisions of any insurance policy is the insurance company's duty to defend you if a claim is made against you or you are sued. If a claim is made against you or you are sued you should turn the claim into the insurance company immediately. If your insurance company refuses to provide a defense you should seek legal counsel to review the situation. Sometimes an insurance company will agree to pay for a defense but will do so under a "reservation of rights." This means that while they are defending you they may refuse to pay the claim or judgment if the case is lost. I have experience in consulting with clients whose insurance companies have either refused to defend them or have provided a defense under a "reservation of rights." If that situation arises for you please contact me.

If you are facing a lawsuit against your insurance policy in Central Texas and are concerned about getting the vigorous representation you need, call my office in Austin. I am attorney Jon Michael Smith and have been protecting the rights of policyholders for more than 25 years. I understand the structure of insurance laws in Texas and know how to enforce the insurers' duty to defend.

Texas Board-Certified Consumer And Commercial Law Specialist**

Call me at 512-518-4584 or use the convenient email contact form to explain your circumstances. I will return your call as quickly as possible to schedule a free consultation to review your case and explain how my services can help you get the legal counsel you need.

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