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Have You Been Sued Under Your Insurance Policy? Your Insurance Company Has A Duty To Defend You.

AV Preeminent* Peer-Review Rated. Texas Board-Certified Lawyer In Consumer And Commercial Law

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 Defense, Reach Out To A Qualified Attorney For Help

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.

Extensive Experience Helping Policyholders

I am attorney Jon Michael Smith and have been protecting the rights of policyholders for more than 30 years. I understand the structure of insurance laws in Texas and know how to enforce the insurers’ duty to defend.

I have vast experience 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 at my Austin office.

Find Out How I Can Help You

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 consultation to review your case and explain how my services can help you get the legal counsel you need.

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