Insurance Bad Faith
What is Insurance Bad Faith?
Insurance companies are required by law to operate under good faith, and to deal fairly with their clients. “Bad faith” is a term used to describe a claim brought about by a person suing an insurance company due to their “bad” actions. The claim may be filed alongside a breach of contract claim.
What are Some Reasons for Filing an Insurance Bad Faith Claim?
A Bad Faith claim may be filed for various inconsistencies or faults made by the insurance company. These may include, but aren’t limited to:
Improper evaluation of damaged property
Refusing to pay claims without conducting a reasonable investigation
Refusing to defend a lawsuit
Refusing to pay a settlement
Delay in handling claims
Ron Austin Law is dedicated to helping our clients obtain full compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys have multiple years of experience in dealing with insurers from the beginning of a claim to insure that the insurer acts in good faith in pursuing claims. Ron Austin Law also knows what needs to be done from the initial filing of an insurance claim to make it easier to pursue a bad faith claim if it becomes necessary. If you believe that you have been wrongfully denied payment on a covered insurance loss, contact the attorneys at Ron Austin Law. They will take the steps necessary to protect your rights.