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Hamilton Insurance Broker Negligence Lawyers

You tried to protect your home or business from a loss. You went to an insurance broker and purchased insurance. Then a loss occurred, and you suddenly find out you’re not covered, or there isn’t enough coverage. You feel betrayed.

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When you went to your insurance broker, you trusted that they would secure the coverage you needed. You relied upon their advice, and were let down in the process. Where this is the case, you may be entitled to additional coverage from the broker’s insurer.

If you have suffered a loss as a result of an insurance broker’s negligence, give me a call. For close to ten years, I have been litigating insurance claims. There are no fees unless I win or settle your case.

Call 647-495-8995 to speak with our insurance lawyers of Michael’s Law Firm.

Frequently Asked Questions About Insurance Broker Negligence Claims

Yes, insurance brokers can be held liable if they fail to perform their duties with the care and skill expected of a competent professional in their field. This includes situations where they provide incorrect advice, fail to secure the appropriate coverage, or do not disclose important policy limitations. In Canada, brokers owe their clients a duty of care, and breaching this duty could lead to liability for losses suffered by the client.
Negligence by an insurance broker in Ontario occurs when the broker fails to meet the standard of care that a reasonable and prudent broker would in similar circumstances. This might include failing to obtain the requested coverage, not informing clients about important terms or exclusions in their insurance policy, or giving incorrect advice that leads to inadequate protection. Each case depends on the specifics of the broker’s actions and the professional standards at the time.
To pursue a claim against an insurance broker for negligence in Toronto and the GTA, you should first gather all relevant documentation, including communications with the broker and details of the insurance policy and losses suffered. Next, consult with a lawyer experienced in professional negligence claims to evaluate your case and advise on the best course of action. An insurance lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the broker, seeking compensation for your losses.
If you’ve experienced a significant loss because of an insurance broker’s actions, it’s important to act quickly. Document everything related to the loss and your interactions with the broker. Contact a lawyer who specializes in insurance law and professional negligence. An insurance broker lawyer will guide you through the process of making a claim, negotiating with the broker or their professional indemnity insurance, and, if necessary, pursuing legal action to recover your losses.
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