Are punitive damages usually awarded in insurance bad faith claims?

Punitive damages are awarded by the courts if a policyholder has been particularly mistreated by an insurance company. Egregious failures to pay coverage, particularly those resulting in severe hardships, may be penalized in a successful bad faith claim through punitive damages. However, these damages aren’t necessarily common, as they are usually reserved for especially damaging cases.

If your insurance company’s mistreatment of your claim has caused you and your family to go through extreme financial hardships, we may be able to work with you to pursue the financial compensation you may be due. For additional information regarding your full range of legal options and how we may be able to help you prepare to take action, contact an insurance claim lawyer of Williams Hart at (713) 352-0031 today.

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