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South Carolina Business Interruption Claim Lawyers

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      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      —Rob Young

      I met Josh like 4 years ago when my Son was injured at Daycare. He was very concerned about the well being of my Child and Me. Very Understanding Professional and Just a great Staff. If You need a Lawyer that’s all about YOU this is the Place. I just closed a Case on 6/23/2021 from a injury on a Property. They handled everything because no one else would help Me. I’m forever grateful for Your hard Work and Time. Once again Thank You Josh and Sally.

      —Rezillai Henderson

      My husband was referred to this law firm from another lawyer after his mother passed away while residing in a nursing home. Matt took on his case and we are pleased with how everything turned out. It took a long, long time to finally settle, but it was worth the wait. The staff here is friendly and I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.

      — Jen

      I was referred to Harold by a family friend, and I couldn’t be happier. He took the time to listen to my case, answered all my questions and truly treated me like a friend not a client. His knowledge of medical malpractice is priceless he actually successfully won, one of the first medical malpractice cases in Greenville County.

      — Lindsey

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      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

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      Only Serving People, Never Companies

      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

      Learn more about our attorneys

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      South Carolina Business Interruption Claim Lawyers

      When Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith, Christian & Christian Can Help

      Many of the nation’s top insurers offer business interruption insurance. This valuable coverage is designed to help you stay on your feet in case of disaster. Most business interruption policies cover not only your lost income but also any operating expenses you still have while your business is being restored.

      Typically, business interruption insurance covers physical damage to your business and the consequences of that damage. It comes into play most often after fires, floods, and even hurricanes. Still, some policies cover infectious diseases and acts of government, and others have exemptions for certain disasters.

      To make a valid claim, you must file after a “covered disaster” and adhere to the language of your policy. Sometimes, your policy will not specify whether or not a particular disaster is covered, so you will have to show that the nature of the damage is addressed in the way the policy is written.

      Interpreting insurance policies is difficult and can inspire disagreements. Our insurance attorneys at Christian & Christian can help ensure your voice is heard.

      Physical Damage

      Almost all business interruption policies are based on physical damage or situations where your company “has to vacate the premises due to disaster-related damage.” To make a valid claim, you will have to show exactly how and why your business is unfit for use.

      In a fire or similar circumstances, this may be very easy to prove, but in the case of an infectious disease or an act of government, you may have to work harder. Some insurers may deny your claim if you cannot prove that your business is contaminated, but others may accept a written order from a government official.

      In any case, your insurer must honor any valid claim you make. If they delay a response, fail to investigate, require ridiculous amounts of proof, or behave unfairly, they may be acting in bad faith.

      This is where our South Carolina bad faith attorneys come into play.

      What Is Bad Faith?

      All insurance policies are governed by the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. This principle applies whenever 2 or more parties enter into a contract, and it essentially means if one party honors the terms of the agreement, the other parties must honor it, as well.

      You honor your end of the contract by paying your insurance premiums. Your insurance company honors its end of the deal by providing benefits in the event of a natural disaster.

      If your insurer fails to uphold the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, they are acting in bad faith.

      Examples of insurance bad faith include:

      • Denying a valid claim without a written and reasonable explanation
      • Significantly undervaluing a claim
      • Intentionally misinterpreting policy language
      • Refusing to decide a claim promptly
      • Delays in claim investigation
      • Requiring excessive evidence
      • Manipulating or threatening policyholders

      When you lose your business, you lose your income. Income loss is specifically covered under most business insurance policies, and in the case of an emergency, your insurance is more important than ever.

      If you have experienced an unreasonable denial or any of the inappropriate behaviors above, contact us today.

      COVID-19 Claims

      Whether or not your coronavirus (COVID-19) claim will be covered depends on your policy and its exemptions. If infectious diseases are specifically exempted, you may have a hard time making a valid claim, but due to widespread stay-at-home orders, you may be partially covered if your policy contains “act of government” provisions. Conversely, if you have extra coverage for infectious diseases, your claim should be honored.

      For most policies, we expect to see situations where infectious diseases are not addressed specifically. In these cases, interpreting the language of your insurance contract will be crucial. That being said, the insurance industry expects as many as 30 million claims from businesses that suffered coronavirus-related losses. The more claims an insurer is faced with, the more likely they are to act in bad faith in an attempt to protect profits. As a result, you may need legal help.

      Why Choose Christian & Christian?

      Our South Carolina Business Interruption Claim Lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience and our firm has been helping residents of South Carolina and North Carolina since 1975. We have been dealing with insurance companies for more than a century and are familiar with how policies are worded and paid out.

      Your business interruption policy may cover the revenue you would have earned, your operating expenses, and even extra revenue during your restoration period.

      We can get through this, together, and we look forward to helping you with your insurance dispute.

      To fight for the benefits you paid for, reach out to schedule your free consultation with our South Carolina business interruption claim lawyers

      Client Reviews

      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      Rob Young

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