Bad Faith Insurance Law

Bad Faith Insurance

What is Bad Faith Insurance?

In an insurance policy, a contract is signed between the insurer and the insured. In that contract, the insurance carrier makes a promise to act in good faith in all matters regarding their client. This means that the insurer has a responsibility to be as fair as possible to the insured, and all terms and promises in their contract should be upheld. When an insurance carrier does not uphold their responsibility of fairness, it is known as acting in "bad faith."

Bad faith insurance issues frequently involve the insurer denying an insured's claim. When the insurance company unreasonably or unfairly denies benefits to their client, they are violating their contract and acting in bad faith. Similarly, an insurance company may cover a claim or lawsuit, but they may underpay the insured and cheat them on their benefits. When an insured has been denied their claim or benefits, or paid them less than rightfully owed, a court will try to determine whether or not the insurer acted in bad faith. The court will have to examine the insurance policy, the contract between both parties, and the claim, to determine if the insurer's conduct was reasonable or unfair.

Bad Faith Insurance Lawyers

Bad faith insurance lawyers can help you proceed with a bad faith claim. Bad faith issues typically cost the client time and money. However, an experienced insurance law lawyer can help you prove that your insurance company acted in bad faith and unreasonably denied your claim or withheld some of your benefits. An attorney will deal with your insurance carrier in order to get you the benefits you are entitled to. You may also be able to receive punitive damages to help you recover from the bad faith insurance issue.

Lawyer Referral Service

If you are experiencing bad faith issues with your insurance carrier, contact Attorney Search Network for a referral to a bad faith insurance lawyer. We can help you connect with a pre-qualified attorney that will help you with your bad faith claim.

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