Insurance companies are required by law, in every state, to act in good faith when you submit a claim. They cannot disregard their responsibility to fairly investigate your claim, and they certainly cannot deny you rightful compensation. Regardless of the circumstances, insurance providers must do their best to help settle your claim in an accurate and timely manner. Acting in bad faith refers to an insurance company’s lack of honesty when dealing with your claim. Insurance companies act in bad faith when they fail to meet their obligations while handling your claim, and it is illegal. Bad faith claims range from disputing coverage to outright negligence when settling your claim. Here are some common reasons lawsuits are filed against bad faith claims:
Examples of Insurance Acting in Bad Faith
Homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey and the aftereffects of flooding should be aware that they have support against unethical insurance practices. If you have experienced any of the examples above while making a claim with your insurance company, you may be entitled to file lawsuit.
This is not fair to you or your loved ones. The policy you purchased was an agreement between you and your provider, and you deserve to get the full amount that is owed to you.
After Hurricane Harvey hit our coast, insurance companies were inundated with thousands of claims. They are tempted to save money by lowering fair settlements or even ignoring your claims. Do not accept anything less than what they rightfully owe you.
When acting in bad faith, large insurance companies will not hesitate to use all their resources in defending a lawsuit. Having an experienced attorney on your side, especially one who is familiar with fighting immoral business practices, can make a huge difference. We can help you return to a sense of ease as we take the battle off your hands and utilize our extensive resources to defend you from corporate abuse.
What We Need to Help You
Lawsuits resulting from an insurance company’s negligence, such as making a bad faith claim, will result in a settlement, arbitration, or a verdict. It is important to note that every lawsuit has different factors, and the outcome of litigation is not predictable. That being said, Williams Hart has experience forcing insurance companies to honor their commitment to your policy.
Getting help early in the process of dealing with bad faith claims is important. You need a dedicated team with sufficient training, compassion, and knowledge of the subject. We are part of the Gulf community and on your side. Any Texan that has been wrongfully treated by their insurance company has a chance to make it right through us. Contact our team today and learn more about how we can help you in this troubling time. You can call us at (713) 352-0031, chat with us online, or send us an email.