The lawyers at Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A., have represented numerous clients in life insurance disputes, whether it be an issue related to an improper cancellation or recission, improper denial, or contention by the insurance company that there was a mistake in the application that voids the policy.


When you lose a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is fighting tooth and nail with a multi-million or billion-dollar insurance company. A life insurance claim is something that should be simple and quickly paid. Sadly, beneficiaries of life insurance policies are wrongfully denied insurance benefits that they are rightfully owed often.

The State of Florida requires that life insurance policy benefits be collected within five years from the time of death, so the timing of the claim is crucial. Family members need to act quickly to file life insurance claims after losing a loved one.

The two basic types of life insurance are:

  • Term life insurance: The policy owner pays a premium, and a designated beneficiary receives the face amount of the policy upon the insured’s death.
  • Cash value life insurance: The policy owner invests money into a savings account that earns interest throughout the life of the insured. Upon the insured’s death, the policy pays the face value, including any accumulated interest.


Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A. is a law firm that focuses on making insureds whole after they have suffered a loss to their home or business. If your claim is denied, delayed or underpaid, please give us a call to discuss your options and what we can do to help. (813) 906-1841. If we believe we can help, we will review your policy, claims correspondence and other relevant documentation pertaining to your claim and then come up with a game plan to fight the insurance company.


You purchase insurance so that your insurance company has your back when your home is devastated by a Hurricane, or when your business burns down. All too often, however, insurance companies place their own needs ahead of yours, leaving you hanging when you need them most.

The lawyers at Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A. are here for you when that happens. We will help navigate you through the claims process from beginning to end, and will fight for everything you are owed.

An insurance loss can wreak havoc on someone’s life. Whether it be that your restaurant had to be shut down because a hurricane blew its roof off, a fire destroyed your home causing you to be displaced , or you had to come out of pocket to pay for funeral expenses after the death of a loved one, the lawyers at Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A. are standing by ready and willing to fight the insurance company to make you whole. We do much of our work on a contingency-fee basis because we realize that these tragedies can cause enormous financial hardship. We want to help you find a solution—not contribute to the problem. Call us now for a free consultation! (813) 906-1841


At Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A. we strive to help our clients achieve equal footing with their insurance companies who have endless resources. Our team has substantial knowledge and over four decades of legal experience handling claims for homeowners and business owners throughout Florida. It is all we do!  We have fought and won cases against the state’s largest insurers on claims ranging from several thousand dollars to millions of dollars.

Matt Danahy is recognized as an expert in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Erin Dunnavant is also a well-seasoned trial lawyer. Between them they have tried dozens of cases to verdict on behalf of insured clients around the state.

In addition, our attorneys have handled numerous appeals on key insurance related issues in all Florida Appellate Courts. They also handle bad faith cases which result from improper claims handling.

Danahy & Dunnavant has helped insured clients from the Florida Panhandle to the Keys, and from the Atlantic to the Gulf Coast – let us help you with your claim, too!!

The lawyers at Danahy & Dunnavant, P.A. offer free initial consultations in English or Spanish. If needed, we can travel to you. Call our firm at (813) 906-1841 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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