Insurance Brokers / Agents Negligence


In the course of our Missouri and Illinois personal injury practice, we encounter practically every conceivable insurance complication. Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., is well versed in the world of insurance, including auto insurance, homeowners insurance, health insurance, business insurance and professional malpractice insurance. In addition to doing battle with insurance claims adjusters in the process of negotiating personal injury settlements, we also represent people who have sustained monetary losses because of negligence on the part of insurance brokers and agents.

What to Do When Key Players in the Insurance Industry Are Negligent — And You Experience Loss as a Result

Our clients are often stunned to discover that they have been misled or taken advantage of when dealing with insurance brokers, agents and claims adjusters. Upon review of our clients’ cases, we often find that they have good reason to bring professional malpractice claims against insurance industry personnel, including:

  • Insurance agents: Did your auto insurance agent fail to offer you or explain to you the importance of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage? Did he or she misrepresent the terms of your policy?
  • Insurance brokers: Did your broker direct you in a way counter to your interests, for the sole purpose of making a larger commission? Were time-sensitive documents delayed due to oversight? Were you sold the wrong type of insurance? Did your broker accept payment from you and fail to pass it on to the insurer, resulting in a lapsed policy?
  • Insurance claims adjusters: Is your insurance company engaged in bad faith insurance practices such as deliberately delaying payment of benefits or wrongly denying benefits?

Springfield Professional Malpractice Attorneys Offer Free Consultations

At the firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis, we represent people who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. From our law offices in St. Louis, lawyers representing victims of negligent insurance brokers and agents can right wrongs through professional malpractice lawsuits. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Founded in 1976, our firm combines the talents of four highly skilled trial lawyers, each of whom has received the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. We handle cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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