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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. Lee 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, and have been involved in numerous multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of the Firm's clients.

Our lawyers have been recognized by Florida’s Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and Peer-Review Rated by Martindale Hubble

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 until 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 do not obtain a recovery for you, then you do not pay us a legal fee.

Q. How Does An Insurance Company Commit “Bad Faith”?

A. When an insurance company fails to honor the obligations in your insurance contract, or fails to perform some other responsibility it has to you pursuant to the insurance you purchased, you may have a case against the insurance company for "bad faith."

Bad Faith insurance conduct can include the insurer’s 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 your rights under your insurance policy. Insurance bad faith can be “first party” or “third party,” and there are remedies both under the common law and Florida Statutes.

Q. What Should I Do If I Believe I Have A Claim For Insurance Bad Faith?

A. A claim of insurance bad faith must be properly preserved during the claims handling process, and therefore it is essential that measures be taken to promptly review all communication with the insurance company and to investigate the insurance coverage in question before the statute of limitations expires. 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. Where a policyholder successfully shows that an insurer breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, the insured can recover all damages caused by the breach. This includes all consequential losses, loss of use of the insurance proceeds, general damages, attorneys' fees and in cases of egregious and outrageous misconduct, punitive damages.